Posted by ESC on May 20, 2004
In Reply to: Dying phrase posted by John Endicott on May 20, 2004
: Can anyone help with the origin of this phrase, said when someone dies - 'He's hung up his spoon'.
: Was it something to do with prisoners in hulks?
This sounds familiar. I believe this phrase has been discussed but I can't find it in the archives. Anyone remember?