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A sea change

Posted by Pamela on April 24, 2006

In Reply to: A sea change posted by RRC 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'???

: My guess would be your friend was trying to tell you about "a sea change". Try looking that up.

Nothing to do with your question, but a "sea change" is also what Baby Boomers (the generation born after the war) do when they get tired of filling up all the good jobs - they sell their city house and move to the beach to enjoy the simple life. It's called a "tree change" when they move to the country. Pamela