and "don't let the cat out of the bag"...
Posted by AnneM on April 27, 1998 at 08:29:31:
In response to Wives, written by John W on April 27, 1998 at 02:38:01
] Do you use the expression 'show a leg' to rouse someone out of bed?
] This derives from the need in the Navy to establish that the inhabitant of a hammock was a man or a woman when it was time to arise. So there were certainly women on board.
To be honest, I don't recall hearing that! But I am sure that many women sailed, it is just that I probably would not be one of them!!
I didn't know that the cat o nine tails was kept in a bag in the sleeping quarters...hince the expression!
- ;-) The Mysterious H.C. 15:53:16 4/27/98 (0)
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