There’s something about a sailor……

..and you know what sailors are. A ho in every port.  The traditional “Yo, ho ho” signifies the sighting of two ho’s. This cry often has the addition “and a bottle of rum” whose meaning is clear. Matrimonial or relationship problems are resolved by chanting “Heave ho” three times, which is considered as final and formal separation. I think that the term “ahoy” may reflect a provincial accent. Many sailors eventually run out of ho’s and join the  “single handed” fraternity. I have often reflected on Santa Claus’ repeated “ho, ho, ho” which makes me think he may well have had a nautical background.

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About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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9 Responses to There’s something about a sailor……

  1. I would dearly love to know the thought process behind this one…
    Maybe not, though. Some things are better left as a mystery.
    Beautiful shot.

  2. Now, there’s a thought. Santa must have an awful lot of ports.

  3. You know I didn’t know what to expect with that title. I should have! Very funny.

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