Above board…

boats black and white

The expression “above board,” meaning honest, originated in the days when pirates would hide most of their crew below decks in order to lure some unsuspecting victim. Those who did the reverse, by displaying all their crew openly on deck, were obviously honest.

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7 thoughts on “Above board…

  1. Your image is absolutely stunning with the light and contrasts in particular. And how very interesting to learn the roots of that saying.

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