RARA-AVIS: Re: Sam Browne belt/What's a Sam?

From: bethfoxwell ( emfoxwell@lycos.com)
Date: 06 Aug 2006

Because a "Sammie" or "Sammy" was British slang for an American soldier in World War I (for "Uncle Sam"), I suggest that Mark's explanation of a "Sam" as a Fed or "G-Man" is more logical.

See the Oxford English Dictionary.

Beth Foxwell http://www.elizabethfoxwell.com

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Victoria Two <msvictoriatwo@...> wrote:
> I suggest that a "Sam" is a professional policeman, because of the
Sam Browne belt.
> Victoria
> http://www.stationhouse.com/uniforms/jaypee/sambrowne_belts.htm

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