Thursday, August 10, 2006

Davy Jones Locker

Say What?

Bottom of the ocean. Going overboad.


Unknown... But this site seems to have an answer.

from Tobias Smollet's The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751): "This same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep...."

But could be..., from Yahoo

One legend suggests that a particularly fiendish pub owner named David Jones used to incapacitate hapless drinkers in his ale locker, and send them off aboard ships. Sounds like a handy way of disposing of your enemies.

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