Three Sheets to the Wind

Three Sheets to the Wind

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The origins of a remarkable number of everyday words and phrases are anchored in our seafaring past. Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions is an entertaining compilation revealing the maritime roots of common English expressions. The original “slush fund” was the fatty scraps from boiled meat that the ship’s cook secretly stashed away to sell at port to candle makers. The man who originally “turned a blind eye” was Admiral… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Lyons Press (June 01, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 15 MB

Protection: Drm+lcp

Language: English


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