Posted by Ole Tex on March 12, 2004
In Reply to: Remember MASH? Swimming with Bowlegged Women? posted by SR on March 04, 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.
Well I'll be hornswoggled! I can remember singing that exact little ditty as a kid growing up in Texas in the 30's, except that "bowlegged" is a euphemism for the real "buck nekkid".