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Old May 1, 2007, 09:27 PM   #202
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,342
Sea Grammar

Sometimes its good that some traditions die. Here's some salty talk from the Seventeenth Century.

The Lyar. The Liar is to hold his place but for a weeke, and hee that is first taken with a lie, every Munday is so proclaimed at the maine mast by a generall cry, a Liar, a Liar, a Liar, hee is under the Swabber, and onely to keepe cleane the beake head, and chaines.
So, what is a Swabber you ask?

The Swabber. The Swabber is to wash and keepe cleane the ship and maps.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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