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In Nautical Slang, the Sea Cow - Spring Break Destin, FL 2012

They're our rivals.

Arden-Ohman Orch. - Hallelujah, 1927

Phil OHMAN and Victor ARDEN with Their Orchestra -- Hallelujah, Fox Trot with Vocal Chorus from "Hit the Deck" (Robin, Grey, Youmans) Brunswick 1927 (USA) NO...

How to Pronounce Matelot

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Community - A lesson in English slang (Part 3)

Duncan was driving a truck? From season 1, episode 4 - "Social Psychology" (I own nothing, all due credit to Sony and NBC)

The Slang of Loving - Jotham Yelle

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How to Pronounce Gunned

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Pseudo Slang - Motion (Eastcoast Tour 2012)

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How to Pronounce Sticks

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How to Pronounce Gun

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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 ...


Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -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.

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 ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:29:19 -0700

The timbers refer to the support posts on sailing ships. In bad weather the waves would raise the ships so much that when they fell the timbers would shake, or shiver, surprising or shocking the sailors. "Shiver me timbers" did reference nautical slang ...
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:14:48 -0700

Although we may never know whether the expression really figured prominently in nautical slang, “shiver” meant “break into pieces” in Old English, while “timbers” referred to a ship's support frames. So “Shiver me timbers!” roughly translates to “May ...
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:34:35 -0700

This vocab wonk Web site suggests that the term originated as nautical slang and an oddly knowledgeable poster on slang site Urban Dictionary says that in this context it meant “nervous or upset,” as in, “the sailor's face had a sickly green to it ...

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