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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

Nature, recreation and sports


by
Bill Beavis and Richard McCloskey

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 96 pages

File size: 2.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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

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,… (more)

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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