Nautical Phrases in Everyday Use

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Nautical Phrases in Everyday Use

There are an inordinate amount of phrases in everyday life that have derived from a nautical origin.  Here are just a few:

Faffing About

One of my favourite expressions, often used whilst waiting for slow children (now in their 20’s but still slow!) to hurry up and leave the house.  This was a term used to describe the wind when it blew in flaws.  A flaw is an unexpected gust of wind.  It was said to faff about and thus faffing about is used to describe aimless behaviour.

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