Re: the gunner's daughter
- The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue states the following -
Gunner's Daughter: To kiss the gunner's daughter; to be tied to a
gun and flogged on the posteriors; a mode of punishing boys on board
a ship of war.
--- In WarOf1812@y..., BritcomHMP@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/30/2002 8:23:09 PM Central Standard Time,
> colsjtjones2000@y... writes:
> > As I understand it, ratings who were flogged were triced to
> > stood upright. The people who met the gunner's daughter were
> > (midshipmen and ship's boys) and were draped over a light gun
> > buttocks exposed to be caned.
> That is certainly how it was depicted in the movie 'The Bounty'
> forms of punishment were depicted. Not that I am sugesting in any
> one should reference movies but that particular one was good and I
> always understood that the above was the difference
between 'flogging' and
> 'kissing the gunners daughter'.
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