Saturday, August 13, 2011

Flotsam and jetsam

Here's a newsletter about words, the origin of them, I mean.  I'm enjoying the current issue, which explains how "flotsam and jetsam" are actually legal terms for material lost off cargo ships, and there are two other categories, and they indicate whether you can legally scavenge them, which would be useful, no?


This e-magazine is also available as an RSS feed, whose source is
at .

Back issues are at .

1 comment:

Ellis Vidler said...

Thanks for posting this link. Words and their origins and subtle meanings fascinate me.