A discussion of slang and the changes it undergoes.
4 posts • Page 1 of 1
- Grand Panjandrum
- Posts: 3052
- Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:41 pm
- Location: RUSTON, LA
I'm reading The Code Talker about Marine Navajos in WWII. From somewhere I remembered as a kid hearing and using the expression "tell it to the Marines on Guadalcanal," later shortened to "tell it to the Marines." As I recall, it was an expression of disbelief. Anyone else remember this or any associations therewith? Perhaps a different meaning? Since they attacked in Island in '43, I think, the expression must come after that.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest