Hope you find it as interesting as I did. And who knows, maybe you did talk like a pirate...or at least a sailor....that day.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Talk Like a Sailor
A few days ago was International Talk Like A Pirate day. Since we started to learn to sail, it has amazed me how much of our vernacular appears to come from the sailing days of old. While going through some of the sailing blogs I read (I hope this is the one I found it on), I just happened to come across a link to a pretty good list of terms and phrases used today that can trace their origins to sailing. Many of these you would not even expect came from sailing ("devil to pay"...really?). When you have a little time, take a look at the list: