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The tide change

Posted by Silje Hegg on April 22, 2006

An old Irish sailor once told me: 'the tide change', he said it was a saying (I'm a Norwegian student writing a strange thesis, that's why my question might be strange), and he tried to explain it to me by saying that when the tide goes in, it can be good, but it can bring bad luck when it goes out again. I wonder if someone can tell me something more about the meaning of it, and more important: if it can be said to have a connection to the expression 'times change'? Is it maybe just 'the same saying'???