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Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Test?

Humm I didn't know I was going to be tested. Ruptured duck? I thought everyone knew what a ruptured duck is. Then some of you got me to thinking. Well everyone says it, but do I really know what it is. So I got out my Webster's dictionary. Rupture: A breaking or tearing apart. Also HERNIA. Ruptured: to cause or undergo rupture. Duck we all know its a fowl that waddles when it walks and goes quack quack. So I would say if a duck is breaking apart or tearing apart it would be hurting, right? So not having the brain we do it would probably move faster then a waddle to try to escape the hurt. Heck I don't know, who makes up these sayings? My favorite show is The Millionaire show where contestants answer questions and try to win a million dollars. I don't even know the correct name but Meridith Viera is the MC and I love to answer as many of the questions as I can. Last week John was saying he doesn't think she is married because she flirts too much. I said I think she is. Our question was answered when a lady was on and she kept refering to her wife (yes her wife) who has MS. Meridith said she knows what a trial that disease is as her husband has it. Hope I answered your questions.

12 comments:

Woody said...

All US Service Men were issued the "Ruptured Duck" at the end of their service in WW2. It was issued either as a patch or a pin (patch was more common). It was warn on the right breast of the uniform and signified that, even though you were in uniform, you had completed your service. It was issued because most soldiers coming home did not have any civilian clothes to wear initially, so they had to wear their uniform. When in uniform, the soldier, sailor or airman was subject to military discipline. The patch showed all the MP's, SP's and other military police, etc. that the soldier had discharged and was not to be bothered. It was also a source of pride for the soldier to show he had done his duty.

The original Ruptured Duck was a cloth insignia depicting an eagle inside a wreath. Well, the boys thought the eagle looked more like a duck; and, because it meant they were going home, the popular saying was, "They took off like a Ruptured Duck"...hence the nickname.

Woody

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Thank you Woody for the explaination- I have many in my family who have served but never once heard of a Ruptured Duck. I, like many would of thought it to be a duck that wasn't getting along as the others did. Thanks for both of your inputs. See I learn something new everyday - Thanks to my online friends. Take care and be safe,
Katie

MISSY said...

My ex used to say "finer than a frog's hair split three ways" when someone asked how he was doing. lol

Jan said...

Hmm that is interesting I had heard the saying ,but not Woodys version ..love Jan xx

Shirl 72 said...

Well you are right Paula we learn something
all the time. Sayings are fun and there were
many. I'm sure each State had their own.
I feel just like the Cow in the bubble bath.
as a metter it looks like me if it had hair.
beautiful legs. I B tired.

Shirl

garnett109 said...

I was thinking that the duck had the drizzling shits?

Alice said...

Hi Paula. I'd prefer a roasted duck. There are so many sayings like that that I never really do too much deep thinking as to why. Have a great day :)........

Ora said...

well I guess you entry didn't click with me...I only thought how nice of John to want to get you home in time for your show...ever how he did it...LOL...glad you made it...sorry..reruns is all we are getting these days...and I would like to say...I don't ever remember getting rain such as we are here in Lexington today...hard blowing rain...and it is so balmy outside...this is unreal for middle/late December...for this area anyway!!! oh well...it's ok...I don't have anywhere to go...and maybe it will stop before the kids get out of school...I am rambling...sorry...LOLOL..Merry Christmas

Sheila said...

I've never heard of a 'ruptured duck' either. But there are all kinds of sayings, I guess you can't possibly no them all. Hope you are having a good day. May not get to blog much we are heading to the parents soon. Take care and have a Merry Christmas. Sheila

Heli gunner Tom said...

It's an old WW-2 term and my Dad got one when he came home from the Navy-WW-2. I don't ever remember getting one when I got home from two years of combat in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner in 1970, but I had my honorable discharge papers with me anyway and I went straight home to Beautiful Wisconsin rather than lose all my discharge money in Oakland or Frisco. I am still readjusting form PTSD.
I love your blog!

Cordially,
Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com

Joyce said...

What an interesting story that Woody told. I knew someone would come up with the answer here. I can't say I ever use that expression, but I bet I will think about it now.
Hugs, Joyce

Lisa said...

Very interesting about ruptured duck, I hadn't heard of that before. You should try to get on the millionaire show, it would be fun to see you there!!