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Monday, June 15, 2009

Which is Which?

A week at the beach was a welcome break, even if the early June weather was a bit chilly, but it all left me with one burning, unanswered question- what's the difference between flotsam and jetsam, and can you have one without the other?


7 comments:

Mrs. Chili said...

HAH! I actually know the answer to this!

Jetsam is stuff that's been voluntarily cast into the sea (I remember "jettisoned / jetsam") while flotsam is the stuff floating in the sea as the result of a wreak.

Yes, yes; I am a dork.

Malach the Merciless said...

Jetsam in on crack, flotsam on downers.

breathethenexhale said...

Always a learning experience visiting your blog!

Cissy Strutt said...

The Jetsams was an animated cartoon show set in the future. Flotsam is one of Bob Geldorf's daughters.

Malicious Intent said...

I think jetsam and flotsam are both dirty words my husband refers to and as a lady (yes, on occasion I pretend to be one) I am not allowed to repeat what he says.

The Preacherman said...

On a beach? I'm flotsam (with a beer) and my mate's jetsam (with a bottle of wine)

I know this is true 'cause the wife told me after we came back pissed and the colour of lobsters.....

Susan said...

Always thought flotsom was stuff in the water and jetsom was stuff on land...good to know the exact meaning :) from Mrs. Chili.