One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mock oath attributed to sailors.
- ‘Well, ‘shiver me timbers’ as he loves to say.’
- ‘A house, is it? Well shiver me timbers. I always wondered what one looked like on the inside.’
- ‘Truly this is worse than the ‘Hey, you can shiver my timbers!’’
- ‘Well shiver me timbers and blow me down!’
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