Maggie Koerth-Baker at 12:53 pm Mon, Apr 1, 2013
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Ah, yes. Sailors. Some things never change… I wonder if Charles mentioned anything about crossing the equator?
I believe that tradition started with the British navy around that time. So its possible.
Close reading isn’t just for fiction.
So is this article from April1 2007 serious or also a joke?
It’s serious: I wrote the post 6 years ago.
Knowing what I know about 19th-century sailors, this seems like a good way to get beaten up
Hey, I resent that- my grandfather (in-law) was a 19th-century sailor.
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