Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 20, 2005
In Reply to: D-mob happy posted by Jenny on December 20, 2005
: I'm looking for the origin of the phrase "D-mob happy"
It's "Demob happy". Demob is short for "demobilisation", the process by which after World War II the Allied armies were gradually reduced and the servicemen discharged. Servicemen awaiting their demob date typically got excited, nervous and erratic.