Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 05, 2001
In Reply to: Smoke em if you got em posted by Steve on October 05, 2001
: Hey, does anyone know where that expression comes from?
: Thank You
I cant find my source on this quote but I think it has a military
origin--Navy I believe.
This was said to the crew at certain pre-determined times.
Smoking aboard wooden ships was very dangerous so lighting matches and smoking tobacco was limited to certain times and places.
Maybe someone else can confirm this.