French Caps

dhobyitch

Lantern Swinger
#1
Came back from booze cruise last night. Whilst in a bar in Cherbourg forcing a few, I enquired why the french navy wear those red balls on their caps........well not quite that inquisitively. My french failed me on fckuing ice cream man and surrender monkey. Any way i didn't get a plausable answer. Anyone know?
p.s. I got the blood out of the jacket on the second soak.
 
#7
The frog cap is called a Bechi,and its supposed to bring you good luck to touch the red pom pom.As to why its there,cant find anything on the net.
 

dhobyitch

Lantern Swinger
#11
andym said:
The frog cap is called a Bechi,and its supposed to bring you good luck to touch the red pom pom.As to why its there,cant find anything on the net.
Yep. Tried that, hence the blood.
They kept calling me a 'roast beef'. I explained that exept for an inquisitive babble in Singers in my teens i'm as straigt as a shackle...Bastards.
 

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