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- Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:36 am
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
- Topic: numbnuts
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Since it seems to have been prevalent in the Marine Corps circa 1970'ish, I thought it might be referring to soldiers who fell asleep crossing vietnam on their flights, or during posts etc. In Apocalypse Now , soldiers sat on their helmets in the air infantry to keep their "nuts from being blown off...