Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sailor's Lingo you son of a gun

Ok, I'll bet most of the sailors knew what Loose Footed meant. It describes a sail that runs fore and aft which isn't secured along the foot (bottom) to a boom.

That was too easy for the sailors, so here is something a little more obscure to mull over.

What is the maritime origin of the term "son of a gun". Hint: Think Royal Navy

Mike and Brenda

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