Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ahoy, Matie!

funny word of the day: seaman

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈsē-mən\
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : sailor, mariner
2 a : any of the three ranks below petty officer in the navy or coast guard b : an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice and below a petty officer

This word is the unfortunate synonym for another funny word (c'mon, you can figure it out) and the seaman's uniform can be funny too. However, it doesn't mean I don't have the utmost respect for the fine men who serve in our Navy. Really. I just prefer to call them sailors.

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