Re: Anchor terminology

At 07:19 PM 12/29/96 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
>Nelson's spokesman, Martin Bryan, said
>   Lets stick to old English usage, as expressed by our sailors if we are going
>   to be consistent!
>You mean like "abandon ship!"...:-)

Probably more like:

                  "When at anchor here I ride,
                   My bosom swells with pride!
                   And I snap my fingers at the foe-man's taunts  ..."

                - Gilbert and Sullivan, "HMS Pinafore"