When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay...
When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay: Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech is fascinating reading for sailors and langauge enthusiasts alike; providing a salty collection of over 250 words, phrases and sayings that have become common in English usage.
- Alphabetically arranged entries, accompanied by a full explanation of origins and use
- Written for lovers of English and the sea
- Have you ever wondered about the origin of "son of a gun" or "flotsam and jetsam" or "hunky-dory"?
- This book is a collection of nautical metaphors and colloquialisms
- Includes thought-provoking and entertaining examples of these words drawn from literature, movies, and song, and contains sections of legends of the sea and weather lore
- A couple of chapters on weather lore and sea legends, myths, and superstitions complete the text
- Here's the scuttlebutt:
- Barge right in
- Swallow the anchor
- Let's chew the fat
- Splice the main brace 'til we're three sheets to the wind
- Listen, you son of a sea cook
- I'm tired of minding my P's and Q's
- I tell you, I'm all at sea...
- Author: Olivia A. Isil
- ISBN-10: 0070328773
- ISBN-13: 978-0070328778
- Publish date: April 1996
- Pages: 154
- Dimensions: 7" x 7"
- Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Item #: 050412