Sea language, and why you shouldn’t believe everything a parrot may tell you

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‘Sea language does not necessarily mean bad language despite the testimony of sailors’ parrots.’

Sea-Lore by Stanley Rogers is a handsome little book full of sweet images like this one, and includes this entertaining sample chapter about the traditional sailor’s vocabulary. You might find a copy via ABE Books.

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