Guess The Anchorage
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Salty Dog Talk
The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Salty Dog Talk by Bill Beavis and Richard McCloskey (Adlard Coles Nautical, 9781472907981, £8.99)
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To prevent the inevitable twists and kinks which occur in ropes at the most inauspicious time, and provide greater embarrassment when handled at speed, it was found expedient to keep certain lines, such as log and sounding line, on reels. From here the lines could be ‘reeled off’ without delay or hazard. The term was later applied to anyone who spoke fluently or was especially adept at quoting facts and figures.
Can you work out these boating anagrams?
AXING EYE RUIN AIL
WANT DEBT NO
VACATION RUM ICING
What goes up but never comes down?
A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. He had to use seven characters consisting of letters and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it, he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” What is his password?
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Anagrams: auxiliary engine, batten down, circumnavigation
Riddle: Your age
Brainteaser: Pronounce the sentence like these characters: u472bmt.