Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 09:18:46 -0400
From: Heilan Yvette Grimes HEP2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Yo mama
Boys engaged in this kind of play more than girls
did, and when the verbal deuling was friendly, the insults were hyperbolic,
nonsensical (yo mama wears combat boots).
Barbara Hill Hudson
BHHudson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]grove.iup.edu
When I was growing up "Yo mama wears army boots" (in Ohio it was army boots
rather than combat boots) meant two things. Either your mother was gay, or
you were dirt poor appalachian white trash because your mama was wearing
secondhand store disgarded army boots (just like the ones Granny in the
Beverly Hillbillies wore).