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To: Denise Thorpe <>
Subject: Re: MOWOG
From: Len Bugel <>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 13:22:13 +36000
        I like this story much better than any of the others. The reason 
you think it can't be right can be dealt with -- it probably dates from 
the war of 1812!

        Len Bugel

On Thu, 14 Dec 1995, Denise Thorpe wrote:

> Okay, here it comes...
> The story goes that MOWOG stands for "Ministry Of War, Oxford Group."  
> During WWII, manufacturing space and equipment were needed for the war 
> effort so manufacturing of items not related to the war could only be 
> carried on with the permission of the Ministry of War.  Hence, all large,
> cast items that weren't destined for airplanes or tanks and had this 
> permission carried the word MOWOG.
> Denise Thorpe, who still thinks MG is a doodle

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