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Shanghaiceltic BS: Fossilised phrases (66* d) RE: BS: Fossilised phrases 02 Sep 11

3 square meals a day
Trying to get a quart into a pint pot.
In the pink...wherever did that come from?

When I was in the RN we had a plethora of sayings we frequently used, most if not all referred to things connected to ships of sail not modern warships.

Gone by the board
Waisters (unskilled crew who were not allowed aloft)
Brought up short (would still be used today)
Lower deck lawyer
9 sheets to the wind

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