Salty Dog Talk - the origins of everyday expressions
By Bill Beavis, Richard McCloskey
Most of us never realise how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases - colourful, bizarre and surprising - and how they came ashore.
Pb. 96pp 198x129mm b/w cartoons throughout