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Thursday, August 17, 2006

POSH


The rumor regarding the origin of the word posh is that it was formed from the initials of Port Out Starboard Home, referring to the preference of well-to-do passengers to book preferred accommodations on the shady side on ships making passage between England and India. Well the captain of this ship on the Chicago River clearly didn't know his port / left from his starboard / right.

9 Comments:

Anonymous anne said...

This is the first time i've heard of that...hmmm interesting! Thanks for sharing!

That looks like a pretty loaded boat!

1:04 AM  
Blogger kaa said...

the ship in the foreground seems to be stuck there..

5:59 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Hah, very interesting post. Thanks for that info and for that picture.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

thats beautiful "posh" boat =)

5:28 AM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

What a nice boat. In the middle ot the city, good contrast in Chicago.

Greetings from PerĂº

10:43 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Wow, reading your blog has become a real educational experience for me. Not only am I gettingup to spee on all thinks Chicago, but I'm learning cool things like word origins. Along with your great photos, it makes visiting your site regularly a real pleasure! Kudos,
-Kim

12:57 PM  
Blogger Denton said...

Funny and impressive.

8:49 AM  
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your blog is nice

11:04 PM  
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