AMO Boots?

#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
Beerhunter said:
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?
And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amatus
Amamus
Amant

Hat, coat, taxi!

Litotes
 
#3
Litotes said:
Beerhunter said:
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?
And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amatus
Amamus
Amant

Hat, coat, taxi!

Litotes
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
 
#6
They where Munition boots.
In Frog Munition refers to ALL types of Military Supplies.
Brit sqaddie, Munition becomes Ammo
Ammo Boots.
john
 

AlienFTM

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#7
Litotes said:
And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amatus
Amamus
Amant

Hat, coat, taxi!

Litotes
Nice one, except ...

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amamus
Amatis
Amant

Good effort. Take a day off. Yesterday.
 
#8
AlienFTM said:
Litotes said:
And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amatus
Amamus
Amant

Hat, coat, taxi!

Litotes
Nice one, except ...

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amamus
Amatis
Amant

...as any fule kno!

:lol:

Rodney2q
 
#9
AlienFTM said:
Litotes said:
And there was me thinking it was a boot-loving thread!

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amatus
Amamus
Amant

Hat, coat, taxi!

Litotes
Nice one, except ...

Amo
Amas
Amat
Amamus
Amatis
Amant

Good effort. Take a day off. Yesterday.
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
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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#10
Litotes said:
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
Your master forced you to decline? It could have been far, far worse ...
 

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