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Salty Dog Talk

The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

Bill Beavis Richard McCloskey



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24 September 2014
Language: history & general works; Reference; Ships & shipping: general interest; Boating
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.
By:   Bill Beavis, Richard McCloskey
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Re-issue
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   89g
ISBN:   9781472907981
ISBN 10:   1472907981
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   24 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bill Beavis was a seaman turned journalist who had long been interested in nautical etymology. He died a number of years ago. Richard McCloskey is a distinguished American marine historian.

Reviews for Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

?The book is sprinkled with the delightful cartoons of Beavis, a seaman turned journalist.?

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