Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ah, for the good old days when both men and women could cross dress.
Alright, the origin of the word doughboy, applied to American soldiers, off and on, from the Mexican-American War to World War 1. According to Wikipedia, a source, often unreliable, it's unknown. Possible explanations: 1.American soldiers cooked a mixture of bread and rice in their campfires. 2.American soldiers, during the Mexican-American War, were often covered with dust from their long marches. The dust was either compared to flour, or was a corruption of adobe. 3. From dough heads, an insult, meaning stupid people.