Thursday, April 26, 2018
How Well Do You Know World War II Slang-- Part 4: What Was a Mae West?
Continued from November 9, 2017. To see the first three, hit the label "slang".
13. WHAT WAS A HERSHEY BAR?-- Hershey bars were actually used in parts of Europe as an exchange. Sometimes, prostitutes would settle for a Hershey bar.
14. WHAT WAS A D-RATION? Dirt Bag. Vitamins in blocks of chocolate.
15. MAE WAST WAS NOT ONLY A FAMOUS ACTRESS, BUT SOLDIERS ALSO USED HER NAME TO DESCRIBE WHAT? An inflatable life jacket invented by Peter Markins in 1920 and patented in 1928.