AMO Boots?

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  1. No not a typo. Many years ago I found the reason for boots being called Ammo Boots or Ammunition Boots had nothing to do with ammunition at all but was rather the abbreviation AMO which I seem to remember has something to do with them being locally repairable.

    Does anyone have any source material for this term?
     
  2. And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

    Amo
    Amas
    Amat
    Amatus
    Amamus
    Amant

    Hat, coat, taxi!

    Litotes
     
  3. Damn, damn, damn! For the first time in my life I thought I could put two years of school latin lessons to use only to find you beat me to it...

    Testiculos!

    :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

    Rodney2q
     
  4. Latin eh? Romanes eunt domus is all I've got to say on the matter.
     
  5. Tsch Tsch, domUM, surely
     
  6. They where Munition boots.
    In Frog Munition refers to ALL types of Military Supplies.
    Brit sqaddie, Munition becomes Ammo
    Ammo Boots.
    john
     
  7. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Nice one, except ...

    Amo
    Amas
    Amat
    Amamus
    Amatis
    Amant

    Good effort. Take a day off. Yesterday.
     

  8. ...as any fule kno!

    :lol:

    Rodney2q
     
  9. I have a dim memory of Mr Gregory, my Latin master, forcing me to decline that verb. I have checked my memory and believe, Sir, that you are correct!

    40 year old memories permitting!

    Chalybs
     
  10. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Your master forced you to decline? It could have been far, far worse ...