salty dog: nautical slang for an experienced sailor who has spent much of his life aboard a ship at sea. A salty dog is often given increased credibility by ship mates in matters pertaining to ship-board life and duties. Also known as an “old salt.”

Today's Pirate of the Day is Eli. Eli really isn't a "salty dog" as he's never been to sea. But withthat spiffy pirate ribbon, you can definitely call him cute!

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