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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Davy Jones Locker Reply with quote

Davy Jones Locker:

Davy Jones' Locker is a nautical term that dates back to at least 1751 (first known written reference to the word). It is quite possible that the term existed orally among sailors before this date. Since it's first historical mention, the meaning of Davy Jones has changed very little. Davy Jones was sailor slang for the Devil or other evil spirits of the ocean. Davy's Locker or Davy Jones' Locker was the deep ocean's bottom. To be sent to Davy's Locker was to perish at sea. To send someone to Davy Jones was to kill him or her. It should be understood that a person going to Davy Jones usually was not going to Heaven.

The phrase Davy Jones appears in much of the popular nautical literature. There is no reason not to assume the term was common among sailors for many years. Other variations of Davy Jones' Locker are:

* To be in Davy's Grip: To be close to death, or frightened.

* To have the Davies or the Joneseys: To be frightened

* To see you to Davy Jones: To threaten to kill some one

* Awaken Davy or Awaken Davy Jones: To cause a storm

To give credit where it is due, The movie POTC, Dead Mans Chest gives a back story for the creation of Davy Jones. This is a piece of original fiction created for the movie and not part of the myth over the years. Davy Jones wasn't the Captain of the Flying Dutchman or Black Pearl. the story was created by the writers of the movie script.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davy Jones' Locker

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davy with His Crew

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to watch the Monkees every week while in Jr. High School! They were a very good singing group! Their music was written by people in the Brill Building, the place where more hit songs were written than anywhere else. In fact, they were the last group the Brill Building people wrote for. After them, the building closed up and all the writers went their own way. I should make a list of all the writers who worked there, it would be a who's who of rock and roll composers!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont recall killing anyone in middle school or high school. And, truth be told, it would have been difficult stuffing someone in the locker, itself.
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