Doughboy, but not the one from Pillsbury.

March 5th, 2007

How many of you would know what I meant if I referred to the doughboys of World War I?

I used the term in a conversation, viagra sale cialis today, medicine and none of the people I was speaking with knew what I was talking about.

Since I’m not old enough to have been around when the term “doughboy” was in common usage, this leads me to the conclusion that I am either extraordinarily well-read, or we just don’t pay enough attention to history nowadays.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Casper  |  March 5th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    If you aren’t old enough to have been around when the term was common, I’m not sure you should be casually dropping it in conversations!

  • 2. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    I feel like you’re giving me the bum’s rush.

    I guess I’ll just 23 skidoo!

  • 3. Jenna  |  March 5th, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    What’s worse is that in a history course of that era I’m in right now…my peers didn’t know what that meant.

    World class education here, ya know.

  • 4. Administrator  |  March 6th, 2007 at 12:21 am

    You’ve got no peers, Jenna. Just classmates. ;)

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