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!
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