phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 16, 2008 at 18:05:

In Reply to: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships posted by Susan Andrews on February 16, 2008 at 16:17:

: I'm trying to do some research on "Loose Lips Might Sink Ships" I was told that my Mother Betty Lee McCannon had won a scholarship for the slogan. She graduated from East High School in Denver Colorado around 1945. Does any one have information about this. I remember her saying something about winning a scholarship but I don't remember the whole story, and she has passed away.

I can't help you except to say that the version "Loose lips sink ships" was printed up and posted in numerous places, especially near seaports, and was frequently heard on the radio, early in America's participation in the War, that is to say, much earlier than 1945.
SS