drop trou

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu May 3 03:46:55 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 08:42:15PM -0700, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> "Trou" for trousers appears in the West Point yearbook _The Howitzer_ as early as 1911.
>   The earliest evidence the HDAS files have for "drop trou," however, is as late as 1968. It has been pretty well known in student circles since then.

Thanks for this, Jon.

See also the extended discussion we had on this back in late
December, which I forgot about when I wrote my original reply.

Jesse Sheidlower

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