Posted by ESC on February 07, 2000
In Reply to: Get Your Skates On! - Can anyone else confirm the rather rude origin of this phrase?! posted by Ade on February 06, 2000
: : : : : I was told that this phrase refers to the old practice of sailors, away at sea for long periods & somewhat sexually frustrated, copulating with the skate fish, which has a genital arangement rather like a womans.....
: : : : No, ten out of ten for inventiveness, but that's wrong.
: : : : It just means go fast, as you would when wearing skates.
: : : : Gary
: : : On what basis do you say it's wrong? The 'wearing skates'
answer is the obvious one
: : : but I was told by a friend the explanation of the fish connection & he had heard it
: : : verified by 2 separate sources - but only verbally, I was just wondering whether it was true.
: : : There must be someone out there who is a 'dab hand' at old marine sayings.........
: : : Ade
: : Buddy, Gary is the systems manager. What he says is law.
: Oh, well that's a well reasoned arguement there......... ?@~#++?
: Well if anyone else has any contribution..........
I've looked in all my reference books and can't find a reference to the practice you mentioned. Sorry.