Originally Posted by Addie
Aha! And we tried to take over during WWII when we sent all our boys over there to steal the hearts of the young lassies. They even brought back a few of your girls.
Myself, I married one from The Lakes District up in Cockermouth. Took me forever to figure out what a nappy was.
As for the visiting GIs in WWII - as they used to say in Britain "Over-paid, over-sexed and over here!"
According to my mother even just dancing
too often with GIs was enough to get you a bad name! A favourite gift to a British girlfriend from a GI was a pair of stockings (virtually unavailable even with coupons here) But American stockings were seamless so when you wore them every one knew where they came from and
they thought they knew what you had to do to get them!!! (you young 'uns use your imagination
When going stocking-less it was usual to get your mother, sister or a friend to draw a line down the back of your calf with an eye-brow pencil to simulate the non-existent seam.
Americans were very polite and called you "Ma'am" when they asked you to dance she said. She was always terrified she would stand up for a slow foxtrot and end up doing this instead
Where did you find your man from Cockermouth, Addie?