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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

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A fascinating and entertaining exploration of all the everyday expressions that have nautical origins.

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. By Bill Beavis & Richard McCloskey.
  • Paperback 
  • 96 pages 
“If you are feeling pooped, under the weather, or in the doldrums, then this fascinating and witty book is the perfect antidote.” –  48 North
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