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I've always been curious and I figured this might be as good as any place to ask it. In the miniseries Band of Brothers, Welsh (Jordan Meche) says "hubba hubba" a few times. Was this just a tick of the real Welsh or was this Army vernacular in the vein of "hooah"?
 
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DuneTiger wrote:
I've always been curious and I figured this might be as good as any place to ask it. In the miniseries Band of Brothers, Welsh (Jordan Meche) says "hubba hubba" a few times. Was this just a tick of the real Welsh or was this Army vernacular in the vein of "hooah"?


This is just an old expression used primarily in two separate contexts.

1] Said when observing an attractive woman.

2] Said to mean do it fast like "chop chop."

It shows up in old movies.
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Ah thanks, I was aware of the first point. Never knew it meant the other... which just means I'm totally going to use it on people now and confuse everyone.
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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/where-did-the-phras...

I like the Bob-Hope-radio-contagion theory.
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The baseball one seems pretty convincing given the explanation offered in the first response.
 
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Also used to be a brand of bubble gum - in Australia at least.
 
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I came here expecting a Marsupilami wargame, needless to say I'm really disappointed (but then it should have been 'houba houba' anyway).
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dbelcher wrote:
Also used to be a brand of bubble gum - in Australia at least.



Ah yes..the old 'Hubba Bubba Bubblegum'...brings back memories of having my eyebrows shaved off because I couldn't get the shrapnel out
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In the Netherlands the chewing gum is called Hubba Bubba...and you can still buy it.
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Bugger - you are correct - Hubba Bubba is the bubble gum.
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Ludwig Seitz wrote:
I came here expecting a Marsupilami wargame, needless to say I'm really disappointed (but then it should have been 'houba houba' anyway).







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dbelcher wrote:
Bugger - you are correct - Hubba Bubba is the bubble gum.

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Translated into Marine it is "Most ricky tic".
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