[Ads-l] Above the freight

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 23 16:32:40 UTC 2015


You kid, but Proud Mary was important in the early days of steamships...

DanG

On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:14 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> And the real reason the crew had to wear wellies on the poop deck. (From
> the French <la poupe>, naturellement. The men resented this ordure from the
> capitain, who said, "Eh bien, your SHIT don't stink, do it?") Ya didn't
> know that, I betcha. Well, neither did I.
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