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Salty Dog Talk - The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions


Year: 2007
Language: english
Author: Beavis B., McCloskey R.G.
Genre: Dictionary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing;Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0713687495
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 96
Description: Most of us never realise how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a nautical origin. This fascinating and charming pocket book explains the seafaring beginnings of over 200 such phrases - colourful, bizarre and surprising - and how they came ashore. Just a few examples are: Chock-a-block Chance your arm Money for old rope Spic and span Push the boat out At close quartersThis entertaining book has been a popular title for boaters and landlubbers alike, ever since first publication in 1983. 'Good fun' Yachts and Yachting 'Entertaining, informative, educational and lots of fun' Multihull International 'An entertaining and informative little book' Motor Boats Monthly

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