English Words and Sayings spawned from the Sea – Dr Dawn Gould

The sea, once its casts a spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  Jacque Yves Cousteau

The following are some of the interesting references to the sea.

Thalassophile – a person who loves the sea

Square meal – a square tray upon which the main meal of the day was used on early British ships.

Please stand by – command to sailors to be ready

Above board – pirates would hide some of the crew below deck to suggest they were honest merchant ships