Maritime Trivia: Where did the word "berserk" come from?

By MarEx 2012-12-12 14:07:56

Are you a maritime expert?

Test your maritime knowledge in this month's Maritime Trivia.

The first person to give the correct answer will receive a Marine Art of J. Clary collector print.

 

Where did the word "berserk" come from?

 


No one was able to answer Question 1 correctly, but we did get several very close responses. Here's the correct answer:

 

Question 1: What is the last two-line verse of the drunken sailor song?

Answer:           What shall we do with a drunken boy?

Hoist him to the royal yard till he gets sober.

For those not familiar, a royal yard was the uppermost highest yard on a sailing ship.