Thursday, November 19, 2009

mental_floss Blog » The Nautical Roots of 9 Common Phrases

The Nautical Roots of 9 Common Phrases: "The Vikings, Columbus, the Pilgrims … they all arrived here by ship. So it stands to reason that some of the phrases we use today were born on the high seas. While sources differ on the roots of many sayings, others have a clear path to the days of sailing across the ocean. Here’s a look at 9 family-friendly phrases that likely came from the mouths of sailors."

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