Book Title: Salty Dog Talk : The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Author: Tristan Gooley
Format: Paperback | 96 pages
Publication Date: 30 Dec 2014
Most of us never realise how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases - colourful, bizarre and surprising - and how they came ashore.