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Sun of a Gun

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Added: Fri Jul 04 06:41:11 -0600 2003Views: 32,921
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A long time ago women were allowed to live on Navy ships to keep company for sailor husbands and friends who had to stay for several months at sea without being in battle.

On occasion, a woman delivered a baby whose paternity could not be established with certainty. In the birth certificate, authorities just noted “Son of a gun,” referring to the artillery found on the ships. This has evolved into the common expression we use today.

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