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Ducks on the pond

Posted by Gary on October 21, 2008 at 08:06

I read in your Forum where the expression "Ducks on the pond" is attributed to American Baseball. I had thought that it was an old Sailors warning for when Women were boarding a ship so as to avoid profanities. However I note it is also attributed to a similar warning given (in my County Australia) by Shearers when Women were entering the Shearing Shed. I wonder what the real origin is?