Posted by SR on March 04, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Remember MASH? Swimming with Bowlegged Women? posted by ESC on March 02, 2004
: : What would that frase actualy mean,
: : swimming with Bowlegged Women? I'm lost.
: It's advice from an old man to a young man. Never go swimmin' with bowlegged women. But I don't know what it means.
The phrase is much older than MASH or even Captain Quint's toast in "Jaws." I remember singing it as a boy growing up in Ireland.
: I'm Popeye the sailor man,
I live in a garbage can.
I likes to go swimmin'
With bowlegged women,
I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I can remember that from the early '30s.