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Three Sheets to the Wind: Nautical Origins of Everyday Words and Expressions

Friday October 9, 2020
11:30 AM until 12:30 PM


Calling all ocean lovers! Did you know that the origins of a remarkable number of everyday words and expressions can trace their roots to the ocean or sea? Author and speaker Cynthia Barrett is here to tell us all about these fun phrases that got their start in the water. This is the perfect program for etymology lovers, sailors, ocean fanatics, factophiles, and the conversationally curious. If you live in Long Beach, you won't want to miss this. During her talk, you'll find out the ocean origin of phrases like:

  • "three sheets to the wind"
  • "the bitter end"
  • "happy hour"
  • "turn a blind eye"
  • "slush fund" and so many more

To join by computer, tablet, or smartphone:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86191170538?pwd=TWNZWERqdG5LUnUzeU1tZ2FtWmlPdz09

Meeting ID: 861 9117 0538
Passcode: 012432

To join by phone:
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


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