Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam

A little lexicography to start off the day:

Flotsam and Jetsam
Ships' goods which are lost at sea. Also used figuratively in non-nautical contexts to means odds and ends, bits and pieces.

There's a simple mnemonic that helps distinguish flotsam from jetsam. Flotsam (or floatsome) are those items which are floating as a consequence of the action of the sea. Jetsam are those which have been jettisoned by a ship's crew (although that may float too of course). 
In this case we're going with the non-nautical meaning. I'm not feeling inspired, and I have quite a bit of odds and ends floating around my in-basket, so I'm killing two birds with one stone. Enjoy.


Rescue Vehicle

Global Warming

Alien Apes

Inaudible Assholes

War on Women

Eye Contact

Have a nice day...


Old NFO said...

Yep, all on point... Especially the last one... (Did I say that?)

CenTexTim said...

Figures that you'd be drawn to the last one... :-)