NAUTICAL SAYINGS A SQUARE MEAL
Wednesday April 22nd, 2009
To be honest the dietary needs of a sailor a couple of hundred years back was not afforded much concern. Food aboard ship was sparse throughout the day with only the main meal in the evening being substantial. This was served on a square tray /plate as round plates were impractical at sea. Hence the phrase used to describe a hearty and nutritious repast is a square meal.