Re: [SCA Newcomers] Fwd: A Little History
- On Tuesday 03 June 2003 09:52, Jane Allard Gray wrote:
> According to www.snopes.com, the "facts" contained inYep....I've seen that particular message before on other lists.
> this e-mail are urban legends.
> In reference to theSnopes says "one theory links it to sailors...", but they don't seem to
> "chewing the fat" saying, the site states:
> The term chewing the fat doesn't seem to have been
> around prior to the American Civil War. One theory
> links it to sailors attempting to chomp on the tough
> rind found in salt pork sea rations. As Richard
> Lederer puts it, "What seems clear is that chewing the
> fat, like shooting the breeze, provides little
> sustenance for the amount of mastication involved."
know for sure. It's possible that the Innuit theory I had heard elsewhere
may have some truth, too. I think I'll do a bit more digging on this one,
to see what I can find. Perhaps my wife the librarian can help. :-) My
curiosity is piqued now.
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable, on a chief dovetailed Or, two keys
fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey