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A Wandering Minstrel Folklore: How do you say drunk? (124* d) RE: Folklore: How do you say drunk? 19 Mar 08


I believe that the "Three Sheets in the Wind" term refers to a square-rigged sail which has become unfastened at three of its four corners ('sheets' meaning the ropes that hold the sail in place in this instance) so that the sail thrashes about and causes the ship to roll and veer off-course in the manner of a drunken man.


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