Ith (ithildyn) wrote,


I never knew this:

In the days when the only way to India from Great Britain was by sea, it was customary for wealthy passengers to carefully choose to book cabins on the cool side of the ship - port out, starboard home, hence the acronym posh.

I'm eternally delighted by these sorts of discoveries :)

Found here at Nautical Origins of Common Words and Phrases Chock full of good stuff!

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