From baggywinkle and gollywobbler to tempest and flotsam, the sea in all her moods added a boatload of words to the English language throughout history. Cast your line for the maritime origins of skyscraper, mollgogger, strike, cyber, along with phrases like getting hitched, red herring, hot pursuit, and taking them down a peg.
Explore parts of a ship, sail names, crew titles, surfer slang, marine monsters, nautical navigation, flying the flag, and of course, how to talk like a Scurvy Pirate. Gather sea fables, fashions, and weather and you’ll be ready to set sail.
Previous nautical experience not required.