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LANDLUBBER - ORIGIN

Monday May 23rd, 2011
LANDLUBBER

The term used, often insultingly, to describe a person more at home on dry land than at sea is often, and mistakenly, thought to be a distortion of ‘land lover.’ In truth ‘lubber’ is an old slang word that means clumsy or uncoordinated. Hence ‘land lubber’ really means someone who is awkward or uncomfortable at sea.
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