Barnett's National Magazine [1674 Articles]
What Does Albatross Mean?
There’s quite a bit of legend and probably more than a fair share of lies about how an albatross became a bad luck thing. You ever hear the really old saying “He’s got an albatross around his neck” or some version of that? Well an albatross is a stupidly large version (up to 12-feet of wingspan) of a seagull (my interpretation anyway) that was a protected species (kinda) way, way back in the day of those horrible little wooden sailing ships plying routes around the world for the first time. Pretty unusual for the time as it seemed nobody cared too much about anything then. ... READ MORE