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Re: the gunner's daughter

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  • colsjtjones2000
    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
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      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.

      Doug

      --- 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
      gratings
      > > stood upright. The people who met the gunner's daughter were
      younger
      > > (midshipmen and ship's boys) and were draped over a light gun
      with
      > > buttocks exposed to be caned.
      > >
      > >
      >
      > That is certainly how it was depicted in the movie 'The Bounty'
      where both
      > forms of punishment were depicted. Not that I am sugesting in any
      way that
      > one should reference movies but that particular one was good and I
      have
      > always understood that the above was the difference
      between 'flogging' and
      > 'kissing the gunners daughter'.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Tim
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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