Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Origins of Mr Charles Foxtrot

While I had heard the term before, it sprang to regular usage in my life thanks to Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary. Pretty soon, it was in regular use in the production department I worked in. Tayler's inspired usage is still my favorite -

"If Charlies gonna dance the foxtrot, I am not gonna stand around wearing a dress."

Interested students of the topic can dig in to the history if they so desire, it's origins in Mongolia, it's prevalence in the Vietnam war, and it's place in the modern military parlance. I feel that it fits the office workspace well. Try it out some time. Perhaps you'll like it...