Posted by Smokey Stover on November 19, 2005
In Reply to: Bowlegged women posted by RRC on November 18, 2005
: : : : : : : What does the phrase "Dont go swimming with Bow legged women" mean.
: : : : : : The song actually goes "Never go swimmin' with bowlegged women." The "Never" is neccessary for the meter: DA ta ta DA ta ta, etc.
: : : : : Another version, from the movie Jaws -- Quint: "Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women."
: : : : : Bowlegged women would be more...accessible, I would think.
: : : : Let's just say that bow-legged wimmin have a hard time keeping their knees together - wink, wink, knudge, knudge. RRC
: : : Exactly.
: : I, for one, much prefer Bob's version, that's all dactyls. I've never heard the expression, nor can I imagine how it could possibly be based on experience. The way you get bow-legged, other than by your genes, is to ride horses a lot. Can you imagine what an experienced horsewoman is really good at? Yes, staying on the horse. And perhaps even posting. So I imagine such an one would be very good at swimmin', no? Maybe too good?
: : And how about knudge? What's that? SS
: For knudge, I've been reading too many books by Knuth. The phrase doesn't have anything to do with how good they are at water sports, but that you shouldn't get involved with them because they have been riding a lot of things besides horses - say _k_no more ^_^ RRC
RRC--Yes, I got that. Except that riding anything else besides horses is very unlikely to make one bowlegged. Maybe doing the scissors grip a lot might have that effect.