Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sailors, because they traveled to faraway places and mingled with many different people, probably were the first global society. These world travelers brought home to their communities words and phrases that gradually entered the native language. More than that, they developed their own lingo, and words and phrases of theirs were like-wise picked up by friends and family ashore. In this series, we’ll highlight some of this “salty talk” and discover what it meant before it came ashore. Every one of us has heard of being “in the doghouse.” It’s a favorite resting place for husbands unfortunate enough to displease... Read the rest of this entry » (

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