Some of you may have noticed the tag lines under member posts. New members get the line “Greenhorn” and once you have a certain number of well rated posts gCaptain promotes your status up to the venerable title of “Old Salt”.
So for National Maritime Day 2009 via twitter @gCaptain asked the question [I]What is your definition of the nautical term "Old Salt"[/I]?
Here’s what google has to say:
An Old Salt in the English speaking naval services is often a raconteur, or teller of sea stories. Much of the history and traditions of the naval services are passed from generation to generation of service members by these sea stories as told and retold by old salts. …
(Fishing) Some crusty old fisherman who has survived many storms offshore, and seen many fish.
What are your thoughts on the meaning of the term [B][I]Old Sal[/I][/B]t?