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Deep six

Posted by Michael Young on July 02, 2004

To whom it may concern;
It is my understanding that the term deep six refers to a proper burial at sea. the term is derived from the time when they still measured the depth of the water with a phathom line. six phathoms was considered the minimum depth consider to be deep water, and the minimum depth depth need to give a body a proper burial at sea. thus the term deep six. I could be wrong but its food for thought?