Sunday, August 12, 2012

Under the Weather

Unfortunately it is high summer, temps in the 90's F, and I am "under the weather." Summer colds are nasty. Literally and figuratively! Just grab the Kleenex box and take it easy. That is what I am doing today.

As an etymology student, I couldn't resist trying to find the origin of "under the weather." The origin is a nautical one. When a crew member or passenger became ill on board a ship during a storm, they were advised to go below deck and lie down for a rest. That was where they could be "under the weather."

I am taking that wise advise. So it is back to bed, even if we are on land and just above sea level.

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