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Re: Pack Sand

Posted by ESC on April 25, 2003

In Reply to: Pack Sand posted by jen on April 25, 2003

: Was wondering if anyone knew the origin of the phrase "pack sand" as in "He made me mad so I told him to go pack sand." We think it maybe something to do with the military, but we are not really sure why it would be a euphamism for "go piss off". Any help insight would greatly be appreciated.

My opinion -- this phrase and "pound sand" are from the "stick it up your a**" genre of insults. See previous discussion at
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/7/messages/1278.html