[Ads-l] "(jump) salty"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 20 03:00:05 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:16 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I always associated "salty language", perhaps wrongly, with usage by
> foul-mouthed
> sailors (more specifically, navy men).

IMO, rightly.

Salty Language: An Unabridged Dictionary of Marine Corps Slang Terms and
Andrew Anthony Bufalo - 2006

Of course, little of this is straight-up Marine Corps slang - battle-pin,
k-bar - as opposed to sea-going slang shared with the Navy and land-warfare
slang shared with the Army. You know how those glory-grabbers are. :-(
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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