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21 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Most folks think it was the British military's penchant for flogging that is the source of the nickname.

Never heard that. Only that it was the helmet.

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Just now, scOtt said:

Never heard that. Only that it was the helmet.

The also called the sailors that, they didn't wear the helmet.

Of course it is in question how often the term was actually used at the time.

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:09 AM, Can_of_corn said:

Most folks think it was the British military's penchant for flogging that is the source of the nickname.

Here I always thought it was because of their red coats back in the days just before the revolution. A slight of sorts aimed at their hoity toity perception. Nothing better than likening them to a bottom feeder to knock them down a peg.

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Went out earlier to the bank and for beer. Heard this on  the radidio, haven't heard it (or posted it) in a while...

KILLER song!

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Thought this was Sabbath when I heard it on Pandora, even after Chris C. started singing...

 

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4 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

 

 

 

 

4 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

 

 

 

Muddy's version version is the first I know of but I'm sure it's probably way older than even that.

 

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