Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bigwig - Sailing Lingo Answered

So back about 300 or so years ago the European convention of indicating their position or importance in society by wearing wigs was widely accepted. The bigger the wig - the more important you were. A captain at sea would wear a larger wig than his officers. So he was the Bigwig on board.

Mike is nearly bald, so Brenda must be the Bigwig aboard Wrinkles. I guess that is why we refer to her as the Admiral.

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