9781472907981

Salty Dog Talk The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472907981

  • ISBN10:

    1472907981

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-12-30
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles
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Summary

Most of us never realize how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases-colorful, bizarre and surprising-and how they came ashore. For anyone with an interest in the sea & its traditions-landlubbers, boaters, historians, linguists.

Author Biography

Bill Beavis was a seaman turned journalist who had long been interested in nautical etymology. He died a number of years ago. Richard McCloskey is a distinguished American marine historian.

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