Do You Know What' GOING COMMADO' MEANS?

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
July 15, 2012 5:56pm CST
i DIDN'T TILL MY EIGHT YEAR OLD GRANDSON TOLD ME, LOL. gUESS U NEVER GET TOO OLD TO LEARN.. He stays w/me everyday since school has been out. He came in one morning & said bobo i'm going commando today. I say o.k.[duh] what does that mean. He says i'm not wearing any underwear. omgosh, lol. So maybe i've taught y'all something today, u think??
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Oh that boy. I had heard that term before..lol...I would have done anything to see the look on your face when he said that!! Was that Anniefannie there when he said it?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Thanks for responding, Jen. I imagine my face was a sight to see. Ur day coming, grannie, lol.GRANDS ARE SOOO MUCH FUN.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 12
Glad to be back ! And no, I did not know this at all. He is such a treasure and I know that you love having him around you. So yes, you really taught me something today. Please say a prayer for my GD tomorrow as she is having the surgery on her eye. Please God it will be successful and she will have vision in that eye again. Am staying with them and will look after GS tomorrow. Many blessings my dear friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Jul 12
YEA!!!! LOOK WHO IS HERE. U have no idea how glad i am to see u on here, lady. Prayer said, more forthcoming.Hope u are feeling better.U & that grandson have a good time tomorrow. Ryan & family are in fla. this week. sure do miss them.Many blessings to u, my dear & alot of hugs & love.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Yay! It's Cynthiann! I woke up this morning thinking about you, my friend!! Continuing to pray for you and will be praying for your granddaughter too!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Jul 12
hAVE U HEARD HOW HER GRANDAUGHTER'S SURGERY WENT. hEIDI?
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
16 Jul 12
LOL I knew what it meant. Learned about it years ago when there were pictures popping up in every magazine of Brittany Spears in a dress without underwear on. Ick! My 4 year old loves going commando, and I don't get why. Anytime I hug him or get near him I give him a little tap on the butt and I can tell he's not wearing underwear so I make him go get some. I'm so used to it now that I don't even need to touch him, I just ask if he has underwear and he gives me a look that tells me he does not.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. Oh, let him be comfy, lol.I bet more guys go commado than girls but u can't ever tell aboput young folks this day & time.I like to go w/out my bra but think i'll keep my 'drawers' on, lol.
• United States
16 Jul 12
Sadly, I'm more comfortable with my bra on than off, except when I'm sleeping. I prefer to have drawers on too!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Wish i was,
@usemyname (640)
• Philippines
16 Jul 12
When I was just a kid I thought that expression meant not changing your undies. At least, it's close enough.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I'm glad it doesn't mean what you thought, lol. I had never heard the expression till my grandson used it.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
That would have been nasty if it did!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Very true,
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
16 Jul 12
Hahaha. Very cute. Kid's say the darnest things and they are so cute.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I thought iot was cute to. Of course his bobo thuinks most everything he does is cute.
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
16 Jul 12
Welcome. All kids are cute in what they say and do.
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• United States
16 Jul 12
Too funny! Where did he ever learn that one? I mean my husband uses that term but he learned it growing up with two older brothers..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I have no idea where he heard it. I am quite surprised at alot of things he tells me. . He's never ugly about anthing but sometimes it's a little more info than i'm expecting, lol.
• United States
16 Jul 12
It's just funnier when they are so innocent about it though!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
That's true. He's a great little boy.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
15 Jul 12
I learned that a few years ago, ewwww
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 12
Thanks for your response. Want ask u how u how u found out, lol.
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
16 Jul 12
The roomie mentioned it, probably about 7-8 years ago now - can't remember
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Oh poo, thought it was something exciting, lol.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Jul 12
He is so funny!! Yup, I knew that one already. Pretty good that he can teach Grandma something new! LOL!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. He is a great little boy in my book. He may teach me alot,. He doesn't think a thing about telling me some of the things he tells me, lol.
16 Jul 12
I didn't learn what it was until my freshman year of highschool!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for your response, simone. Welcome to Mylot. Hope u enjoy it as much as i do.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jul 12
[b]Ohhhh my Jo!! A little too much information for you, eh? He sounds like a real charactor! But what is his father teaching him? Shame shame on his daddy! But you've got to admit, it is really funny! Now I've got a funny story to tell you, when I was engaged to my first husband, he and I were taking a trip up to NY from VA to meet his family and he told me about how they used to "Sit around and shoot the sh*t" and being as young and naive as I was, I didn't know what that meant so I kept quiet hoping to figure it out as he talked. Finally I had had enough and asked what he meant by that and he told me it's a term that they used when they sat around and talked about anything and everything. I laughed so hard because that's not the idea I thought it was!! I told him that I thought they had some sort of weird competition of going to the bathroom and see who could shoot it out the furthest! He laughed too! Oh gosh, those days are long past me but the memories are still with me![/b]
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Jul 12
It really didn't bother me at all. I thought it funny but of course didn't let on to him. Remember i raised 2 boys so i know how they are.. Ryan didn't think a thing about telling me & i'm glad he didn't. I don't know that my son taught him that. I figure he probably saw it on tv. I didn't ask, lol. can't believe u didn't know what that meant, lol. Seems i've heard that all my life. Guess u did has a visual.. I bet he did laugh at u. I'm glad u have good memories of that time.
• United States
16 Jul 12
In the "war" of briefs & boxers, I have long chose neither. I can be very active. Both of these optiions can be extremely annoyiing and restrictive. For me personaly, nothing underneath is freedom and normal, as long as the pants themselves are comfortable, and fit properly. This now lets me think of the possibilities of all kinds of tailered clothing, may be awkward and maybe expensive, but worth it. When ever I curiously revisit both options, I am reminded of all the inconveniences, (from extra laundry to the damaging design flaws of both, this brings me to why I abandoned them long ago, but I cannot remember where I 1st learned the term going commando. I will research the origins of this term when I have free time.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING & WELCOME TO mYLOT. hOPE U ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO.I think u have a right to be comfortable no matter what it takes. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
@suzzy3 (8365)
16 Jul 12
Never to old to learn Anti ,how funny is that.I love them at that age so funny and sweet.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I know that's right. I may learn alot from ryan if i live to see him grown & i sure hope i do.He didn't think a thing about telling me that, i loved it.
@BarBaraPrz (19418)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Jul 12
I knew what the term signifies, but what I don't know is why.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. lITTLE BOYS TO GROWN MEN ARE VERY AWARE OF WHAT THEY HAVE. u HAVE HEARD THE TERM' LET IT ALL HANG OUT' maybe that's what it means, lol.
@Raine38 (9028)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Oh, that's too cute! I never learned of it until I was back in college and some frat boys are messing around the hallway. Anyway... It's funny, how an eight year old will catch his own grandma off-guard with stuff like this.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
tHANKS for responding. I thought it was cute to,as they say 'out of the mouths of babes'.
• India
16 Jul 12
Hi friend, little kids are very smart now a days, i am sure your grandson is one among them, he is very crazy and funny, i have a great laugh after reading your topic. Convey my regards to that smart boy
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
HI THERE, Thanks for responding & for the kind words. Glad u got a good laugh over my discussion. We need all the laughs we can get.
@anklesmash (1417)
16 Jul 12
Thats one i already knew and i found it out at quite a young age though i don't think i was quite as young as eight.I'm not quite sure where the phrase originates.Apparently its either because special forces don't wear underwear in the hot and and humid jungles to keep themselves more drier as they have less layers to get wet.The other possibilkity and the other possibility and the one i think is most likely is that they are ready for action if you know what i mean.Apparently thing that made the phrase really popular is being used on an episode of friends.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding.I know most men are always 'ready for action' but i think my or hope my grandson has a long time before he gets ready, lol.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Jul 12
Oh, yeah of course. I have known this for quite a few years now. It was never a term when I was young, in fact the thought of not wearing underwear never occurred to anyone! But it seems common with kids these days. My son has never liked wearing underwear and knew the term commando from a very young age. I have no idea where he heard it.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
HI BILL, Thanks for responding.I had never heard the term till ryan came up w/it. My oldest son who is 51 never liked wearing underwear but didn't use the term , going commando, lol.If that's what makes them comfortable i say go for it.Have a good one.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Nope, I actually have known what going commando was for quite a while now. I learned this term when I was in college. Now that I have a son that is getting a little bit older, I really find humor in the fact that he does choose to let people know that he would rather go commando than to wear underwear. With my son, it is absolutely impossible to keep him in underwear all the time. He likes things to hang freely.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I believe in being comfortable myself when i am home.
• United States
16 Jul 12
Too cute... Yes, I knew what that meant already but find it cute that an 8 year old knows it and chooses to go commando already.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. He seems to really enjoy going that way.
@AmbiePam (48172)
• United States
16 Jul 12
I used that expression once and my dad was perplexed at first. When I explained it to him he felt that if HE didn't know it, I shouldn't have known it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. LOL, YOUR DAD DIDN'T THINK HIS LITTLE GIRL should know that, i guess. That's cute.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Wonder how that came about. Did he say where he got the idea?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I have no earthly idea.No, he didn't say but i didn't ask either.