NAUTICAL SAYINGS PIPING HOT
Wednesday April 1st, 2009
When something is served piping hot it basically means it has come more or less straight from the hob or oven. So why ‘piping’? It is basically a reference to an old fashioned ship’s form of dinner bell or gong. Rather than ring a bell or banging a gong the boatswain would pipe a signal to announce that meals were being served.