So I have spent a considerable amount of time on the forum in the last few weeks. Some events in my personal life reignited my passion for things that go boom. As a consequence I have read some new stuff and some old stuff posted here and have continually come across bubblegum used in place of other less family friendly terms or phrases. I have been pretty active in a lot of forums over the last 6 years or so ranging from bicycles to blacksmithing and never once have I heard bubblegum used in this fashion on any other forum. It leads me to believe that it was started and took hold in the firearms community somehow, maybe on this very forum? So..... Does anyone have the difinitive history of bubblegum? Who started it? was it just clever and everyone picked up on it? Was some sort of convention declared ? Inquiring minds want to know.