Posted by Dave on October 14, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Your mother wears combat boots, (revisited) posted by David FG on October 14, 2004
: : I was thinking of this phrase after watching the U.S. Presidential debates last night. It seemed to be the only thing that the president failed to charge against the senator.
: : I was trying to think why my mother might wear combat boots if she had ever worn combat boots which to my best knowledge she never has. I concluded that if she had been a camp follower of the lowest sort, willing to trade her favors for anything of value, she might indeed at some time wind up wearing combat boots. Once again, to the best of my knowledge, my mother never engaged in this occupation at any price.
: : I claim no accuracy for this conjecture, but if it is anywhere near accurate, it would take the phrase out of the non-sequitir category and turn it into real fighting words. This is, after all, my mother we're talking about.
: Never heard the phrase, so this is conjecture. How about 'your mother is non-feminine', 'aggressively masculine' something like that?
Certainly a possibility, but when we threw this at each other as kids back in the 50s there didn't even seem to be the concept of a non-feminine mother. On the other hand, none of us had any idea what it meant then either.