Does anyone know the answer ?

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  1. Bigt116

    Bigt116 Swinger

    Why are George boots called George boots ?
    All help appreciated.
    Bigt
     
  2. OshkoshMan

    OshkoshMan Crow

    In what way will knowing this information change your life?
     
  3. OshkoshMan

    OshkoshMan Crow

    George, of ASDA fame.
     
  4. £sd

    £sd Clanker

    Why are boots called boots?
     
  5. After that Puss geezer innit :D
     
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    I thought it was Boy George
     
  7. Bigt116

    Bigt116 Swinger

    Just interested to know why, not a wha , just a genuine interest in a little bit of military history
     
  8. once_a_maverick

    once_a_maverick War Hero

    Thought it was jorge
     
  9. 4-8-Alfa

    4-8-Alfa War Hero

    It may have something to do with King George having an interest in one of the Scots Regiments Pipes and Drums.
    If memory serves he had some input into their uniform so the name may have come from there.
     
  10. dingerr

    dingerr LE

    What an interesting life you must lead to consider such questions. 8O
     
  11. basso

    basso War Hero

    You are on the right track there Alfa. I read somewhere that he was quite taken withe boots and required his mistress to wear a pair, just the boots and nowt else, and creep into his sleeping quarters carrying a flickering candle. Well, all her mates heard about it and they all wanted a pair. Became quite the fashion. They made a man of him, as I believe that he wound up with about twelve kids. You'll find more on Wikipedia, if you look hard enough. :D :D
     
  12. basso

    basso War Hero

    Er yeah, it is a wet sunday evening where I am. :D
     
  13. SLUDGE

    SLUDGE War Hero

    can anyone shine a light on the " wellington" boot aswell :? :? :? :? :?
     
  14. Taffnp

    Taffnp LE

    And the German Jack boot ?
     
  15. And Ugg boots. Besides the fact they look shite and only ugly wimmen wear them.