When I went through Commando training there was a term used by one and all, it was silently expressed in front of the training team, and spoken as a whisper between recruits; “You can’t crack me ‘cos’ I’m a rubber duck”. I have no idea how or why it started, or even when it started, as with most terms they are simply copied and used, as in this case as an act of defiance against the most brutal, mental, and physical aspects of Commando training. Perhaps it is due to the fact that a rubber/plastic duck appears to survive the most arduous conditions, and comes through intact, still smiling? As discovered and proven, when on the 10th JANUARY 1992: Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean nearly 29,000 First Years bath toys, including bright yellow rubber ducks, are spilled from a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean.
Mover over ‘Chive’ and make way for the next phenomenon to hit town; ‘Rubber Duck’, coming to a T shirt near you! And you heard it here first via the Mellow JIhadi… Any takers ready to jump on the band wagon, and Copy-write it to start it rolling? A 10% donation per item is required to the military Wounded Warrior Project for the intellectual rights.