Mudcat Café message #3573547 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2385   Message #3573547
Posted By: GUEST
07-Nov-13 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
I wonder if skiboo is an acronym like SNAFU or BUMPF that meant something to those at the time but has become obscure. Lots of military slang was based on the everyday bureaucracy they endured.

(Situation Normal All F'ed Up / Brakes Undercarriage etc. - essential pre-flight pilot checks)

Back in the east of London in the 50s and 60s it was amazing how many young kids knew these songs. probably because older relatives would sing them when drunk.