Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media

How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile
How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile

‘Three sheets to the wind, damn nearly decks awash!’

By Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media
April 16, 2018 - 3:29pm

In the early 1900s, steam was rapidly replacing sail, and the square-rigged ‘tea clippers’ that dominated the merchant marine were fast becoming anachronisms. Like so many workers today, sailors suddenly faced an economy characterized by disruption.