Pea-Doo

#1
A mate and I got on to this during a bit of a reminiscing session at the weekend. Why was/is the LSGC referred to as a Pea-Doo? I've tried Googling it but only came up with one site that said the origin was obscure!

Anyway, I said I would ask on here just out of interest like. Any ideas?
 
#4
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
A mate and I got on to this during a bit of a reminiscing session at the weekend. Why was/is the LSGC referred to as a Pea-Doo? I've tried Googling it but only came up with one site that said the origin was obscure!

Anyway, I said I would ask on here just out of interest like. Any ideas?
Whoop-pea-doo?
 
#7
Welshbird said:
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
A mate and I got on to this during a bit of a reminiscing session at the weekend. Why was/is the LSGC referred to as a Pea-Doo? I've tried Googling it but only came up with one site that said the origin was obscure!

Anyway, I said I would ask on here just out of interest like. Any ideas?
Whoop-pea-doo?
I wish I'd thought of that! :thumright:
 
#9
I seem to remember being told that in the olden days there was a payment as a reward for staying in the mob for that long that you got with (or maybe instead of) a LSGC medal. This was noted on your docs as "Pdu" short for paid up. Therefore the LSGC medal is refered to as a Pea doo. Makes sense to me but I could have believed a good dit from a sh1t spinner.

Steve
 
#11
Slight variation on StevieE's missive. Payment of the gratuity, that went with the LSGC medal, was entered of pay documents as "Paid Dues". Hence PDo.

Semper Strenuissima
 
#15
Dhoby, just noticed your dit about 24 cans in a crate. How is it I only get 18 per crate when I buy my monthly allowance?

Keep Striving
 
#17
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
A mate and I got on to this during a bit of a reminiscing session at the weekend. Why was/is the LSGC referred to as a Pea-Doo? I've tried Googling it but only came up with one site that said the origin was obscure!

Anyway, I said I would ask on here just out of interest like. Any ideas?
I was told that Pea Doo was the old Navy's term for pea soup, and the inference was that the LS&GC medal was like pea soup 'cos it came up with the rations.
 
#18
The £20 (or £30) was supposed to be a down payment on a house, as Pusser reckoned that by the time Jack had reached that age, he was responsible enough to be a man of property.
 

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#20
Pea doo was indeed pea soup (or properly pease pottage) served on banyan days when there was no meat on the menu. NB this goes back a long way - long before banyan came to mean a picnic ashore.
 
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