OK,lets see what happens,had a grippo in Capetown,Durban,Hong Kong,Kobe(Japan)and the best one of all,Perth Australia,Cost the first drink when i met her,that was it, she was the editor of a magazine,and a published writer,she gave me one of her books,told me she would do an article on me, been shi**ing myself ever since,this was back in the sixties.The couple i met in durban were dutch,and stayed in touch with them for many years,until the husband died in 96, what about you?A thought has just crossed my mind do the lady sailors get grippo`s?
Re grippos
The Chief Yeoman who props up the bar most nights in our RBL Club--Or does it prop him up- tells me that gripes is Old English - He should know being extremely Old English himself --and that it is pronounced grippez-- hence gropes and grippos --It means To take anything that's going.
"Up Homers" and "Feet under the table" are modern day equivalents and if the Chief is correct
Leg-over combined with Feet-under--was bliss