Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wood Plank Would Walk...

K-plunk: Part 5

On the "Walking the Plank" wiki page is this excerpt:
  • In 1769, mutineer George Wood confessed to his chaplain at London's Newgate Prison that he and his fellow mutineers had sent their officers to walk the plank
And so the surname "Wood" is an addition to the "Wooden/Boats ... Theme" pattern-cluster.

 only one notable person is mentioned in the text:
The phrase is recorded in English lexicographer Francis Grose's Dictionary...
First of all, note the cryptic communication in his name re "frank gross"... in other words "big fat blunt/to the point truth" !!  Note from his wiki page:
 Francis Grose (b. before 11 June 1731 – 12 June 1791)
He died one day after his birthday... for one.  As a second, my step granddaughter's birthday is June 12; my birthday is June 13... and the birthday of soon to be inaugurated as President of the US, Donald Trump, is June 14.  Hence we now have a "June 11, 12(x2), 13, 14/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.

There is another notable person mentioned on the Walking the Plank wiki page, butt he's the artist of the image that wiki put up along with the article:


Pirates' captive walking the plank
 (illustration by Howard Pyle)
  • Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911
His date of death, 11/9, is is reverse of 9/11