Nautical Term of the Week - Carry On

Carry On

The term "Carry On" is an order to resume work or duties, according to  According to the Georgian Index, "In the days of sail, the officer of the deck kept a weather eye constantly on the slightest change in the wind so sail could be reefed or added as necessary to ensure the fastest headway. Whenever a good breeze came along, the order to 'carry on' would be given. It meant to hoist every bit of canvas the yards could carry. Today, the term means to continue with your work."

Carry on friends...