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22 news items

 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:42:48 -0800

Nautical slang, which became one of the most widespread euphemisms for drunkenness. The "sheets" are ropes attached to the lower corners of a sail, to keep it steady, so if three of them come loose, the flapping sails will cause the ship to move ...
 
OUPblog (blog)
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:33:01 -0800

My half-baked reconstruction resolves itself into the following. Among the rather numerous variants of the word yeah, the variant aye (that is, i or I) developed among British sailors and became part of international nautical slang. Later, landlubbers ...

Uproxx

Uproxx
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:44:57 -0800

Seth: YARRRR, in Nautical slang this contest is known as “a rebound fight for Vitor Miranda.” Welterweight – Marcio “Lyoto” Alexandre vs Tim “Dirty Bird” Means. Jessica: Dude, Marcio, you can't take a dude's first name as your nickname, especially WHEN ...

Refinery29

Refinery29
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:32:49 -0700

Yes Please will only amplify your regard. Here, 10 quotes from Poehler's tome to whet your whistle. And, Judge Judy? If you're reading this, we'd also like to board the Triumphant Lady. You'll notice how well-versed we are with nautical slang in the ...
 
The Southern
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:04:37 -0700

The band's name comes from an honorable nautical slang for an experience sailor who has spent much of his life at sea. It's not the same “salty dog” mentioned in a popular Flatt & Scruggs tune. Fiddler Andrews of Mount Vernon is a regular at the SI Opry.
 
Bustle
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:08:11 -0700

“You're going to New York?!” said my grandma, as I hung up the phone after checking on my flight information. “Um, sort of,” I replied. More accurately, I was going to New York for approximately 20 minutes, after which I'd board the Celebrity Summit, ...

Raise the Hammer

Raise the Hammer
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:47:23 -0700

There must be something in a scrimshander's temperament that draws those who are investigating the bountiful and beautiful treasures of nature, both minute and massive, to attempt to capture those treasures on one of Nature's basic building blocks, bone.
 
The Seattle Times
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:59:26 -0800

(A “highliner,” in nautical slang, is an elite, prolific fisherman.) “This is very much a living history” said University of Washington history professor Bruce Hevly, whose students did research that helped shape the exhibit. Hevly's students explored ...
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