Saturday, May 19, 2012

Slush Fund? Sailor's Lingo and Lore

We have all heard the term "Slush Fund" used, but do you know about its nautical origin? Maritime cooks and crew would boil off the beef and store the resulting fat in empty barrels. When they arrived at a port they would take them ashore and sell them. The cooks had their own little slush fund.


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