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Posted By: DonMeixner
23-Dec-99 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?

My actual understanding of the term Forebitter is the same as what is called a Fo'csle Shanty (Forecastle for shippy guys like Kendall) on the western side of the Atlantic. Forebitter seems by the accounts that I've read to be a British term for the entertainment tunes sung for the fun of it in the off watch.

Does that fit with the general concensus here?