Friday, 30th January 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

Rum, sodomy, and the lash, phr.

Pronunciation: /rʌm ˈsɒdəmi ənd ðə laʃ/
Etymology: < Winston Churchill, quoted in Former Naval Person (1968) by Peter Gretton.

1. Navy. All three being administered unsystematically.
2. Sharia. The third being administered in response to either of the first two.