Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 09:18:46 -0400 From: Heilan Yvette Grimes 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, but >nonsensical (yo mama wears combat boots). > >Barbara Hill Hudson >BHHudson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 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). --Yvette