Salty Dog Talk

Salty Dog Talk

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)