Fishing superstitions, including sea names for taboo things.
The contributor discusses fishing superstitions, including meeting lucky or unlucky people. Animals were not to be mentioned by their proper names, and youngsters might call, "Cat's in de buddie [basket]!" as a prank. He relates a story about his father saying a taboo word shortly before a fishing line broke at sea. He lists the sea names for people, animals and things. Special terms were used to count fish as they were being hauled.