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Viết Assignment thuê – NAUTICAL PHRASES

Viết Assignment thuê – NAUTICAL PHRASES

Nautical phrases

                  Many phrases that have been adopted into everyday use originate from seafaring – in particular from the days of sail. Virtually all of these are metaphorical and the original nautical meanings are now forgotten. That association of travel and metaphor is significant in that the word metaphor, itself metaphorical, derives from ancient Greek for ‘to carry’ or ‘to travel’. The influence of other languages and other cultures is evident in many of the long list of English phrases that have nautical origins. Viết Assignment thuê.


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                  It is an undoubted fact that seafaring is also the source of more false etymology than any other sphere. This can be attributed to the attractiveness of the romantic image of horny-handed sailors singing shanties and living a hearty and rough life at sea. After all, it sounds plausible that ‘cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ comes from brass ship’s fittings and that POSH means ‘Port out, starboard home’, but neither of these is correct. CANOE, the Committee to Ascribe a Naval Origin to Everything, don’t really exist, but the number of such false trails might make one believe that they do. Viết Assignment thuê

                   It is lucky for us, in our endeavours to distinguish truth from falsehood, that activities at sea have been scrupulously recorded over the centuries, in insurance records, newspaper accounts and, not least, in ships’ log books. The term log-book has an interesting derivation in itself. An early form of measuring a ship’s progress was by casting overboard a wooden board (the log) with a string attached. The rate at which the string was payed out as the ship moved away from the stationary log was measured by counting how long it took between knots in the string. These measurements were later transcribed into a book. Viết Assignment thuê. Hence we get the term ‘log-book’ and also the name ‘knot’ as the unit of speed at sea.

               The list below are phrases that have documentary evidence to support the claim of a nautical origin:

A shot across the bows
Anchors aweigh
Batten down the hatches
Between the Devil and the deep blue sea
Broad in the beam
By and large
Close quarters
Cut and run
Get underway
Give a wide berth
Go by the board
Hand over fist
Hard and fast
High and dry
In the offing

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Know the ropes
On your beam ends
Plain sailing
Shipshape and Bristol fashion
Shake a leg
Shiver my timbers
Taken aback
Tell it to the marines
Three sheets to the wind

Tide over

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