Sailor Boys Have Talked to Me in English



A superb addition to our thread of casually racist pop songs.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 11, 2012
     Category: Music | Racism | Stereotypes and Cliches | 1950s





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It was difficult for those of us who came later to live up to reputations like this. Now, in this modern navy, everything that was fun about shore leave (liberty) has been outlawed!

1954
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/11/12 at 09:12 AM
Somehow I am also reminded by Expat's comments of the time Krusty the Klown tried to entertain the troops at Desert Storm with off-color jokes and was shouted down by PC-attitude modern soldiers.
Posted by Paul on 06/11/12 at 09:19 AM
The three musicians that Crosby and Hope took on in "Road To Rio" came to mind here.

"You're killing me!"
"You're in the groove, Jackson!"
"Me first!"

Just enough foreign language to be dangerous.
Posted by KDP on 06/11/12 at 03:58 PM
I learned how to say, "What are you doing tonight sailor?" in German at age nine, thanks to brother-in-law.
Posted by ScoutC on 06/11/12 at 06:50 PM
I bet your mom was pleased with him for that Scout. :lol:
I bet you were quite handsome in your sailor suit Expat! 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/11/12 at 07:38 PM
@Patty: There are photos!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/11/12 at 09:15 PM
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