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Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
09-Feb-02 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: RE: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Guest is right about the usage of salty dog for British seamen (later transferred to seamen in general), but the question raised is the use of salty dog in the southern states, where songs like Salty Dog as sung by Lizzie miles, Flatt and Scruggs and others. I would suggest an independent origin.