[Ads-l] landblubber

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Jul 23 14:04:10 UTC 2018

On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 18:53:05 Zone-0400 Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> posted

>What was the context? That could help determine what it means, or if it's a typo.
>Mark Mandel
>On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 6:20 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
>> Found in a play script.  I don't know how to classify it.

The context was a dialogue between a man and a travel agent.  The man wanted a tour of Hawaii.  The agent asked if he wanted to go on boat tours between the islands.  The man replied no, he was a "landblubber".  There was no other wordplay in the script, so this was probably a mistake by the author.

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