Mudcat Café message #153542 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Margo
23-Dec-99 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Where do you think the expression "Bitter end" came from??? They invented it because they knew that the likes of you and me would argue to it (the bitter end) about the origins of the word shantey... I subscribe to the thoery that it is from the men who lived in shanteys and called out the work songs aboard ships.... Margo :o)