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My father was in the military...

Posted by Word Camel on August 13, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Searching for the origin of "like s**t through a tin horn" posted by GPP on August 13, 2003

: : Searching for the origin of "like s**t through a tin horn" Patton used it in a speech but I dont think he made it up.

: Greg, you aren't being ignored; I've certainly never heard anything like it, or your earlier posting, and it doesn't seem to make any sense to my American ears. Do you have any source for the quotation?

They seem to have all sorts of expressions which seem to originate mainly in the desire to be offensive - "What's the matter? You got hooks up your arse?" is another one. There's a book in this somewhere - for anyone motivated enough.