Wednesday, January 10, 2007


One more G

I forgot one entry I particularly wanted to note (reflecting my love of all things Royal Navy):

grog. A strong drink, originally a mixture of spirit and water (two-water grog, three-water grog, etc.) served to British sailors in compliance with an order issued in 1740 by Admiral Edward Vernon. The word is taken from the admiral's nickname. He was called Old Grog because he wore "a grogram cloak in foul weather." Grogram (French gros grain) is a coarse fabric. (p.462)

General note: this project can only serve to improve my Scrabble scores. All comers, look out.

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