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Pat in the army

Posted by R. Berg on April 09, 2001

In Reply to: That's gunna last as long as Pat stayed in the army. posted by Kalel Rojin on April 09, 2001

: Does anyone know the origin of this phrase?

It SOUNDS like British army slang (World War I?), Pat being a fictitious Irishman stereotyped as incompetent, but my reference books don't have it.