Tuesday, 7 October 2008

In Slammer

YIC is in Fremantle, Australia. He has visited the former gaol.
There he learned that "in the slammer" comes from the doors slamming
behind inmates in prsion. There is also the phrase "don't let the cat
out of the bag" - this comes from the cat o'nine tails being taken out
of a cloth bag for a flogging.

Happily, YIC is not in the slammer. However he has been to the Sail &
Anchor pub. It is good, he likes it, and intends to visit again.