Hear ye hear ye me mateys! I announce an additional broadside to me Captain’s log. What is a broadside ye ask? Traditionally:
- A broadside is the side of a ship, the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their coordinated fire in naval warfare. From the 16th century until the early decades of the steamship, vessels had rows of guns set in each side of the hull. Firing all guns on one side of the ship became known as a “broadside“. source
- A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. source
What does this mean for me mateys? Well tomorrow I will publish the eighth edition of me broadside that will highlight a specific favorite author and their work. Who ye ask? It’s a surprise . . .