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NAUTICAL SAYINGS FEELING BLUE

Thursday February 19th, 2009
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Popular belief would have us believe that feeling blue had something to do with a form of early to mid 20th century African American popular music. Not so. The blues as a metaphor for feeling down or sad actually is derived from a obsolete navy tradition. Ships returning to home-port that had lost any officers during the voyage would do so flying blue flags and have a blue line painted around the hull a as a mark of respect to the deceased
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