" comes from various English speaking
Navy's, beginning with
Europe, and means that
you are syphilitic and that
you will likely die a slow ugly death.
the obvious; sexual intercourse.
the administration of the "blue pill"; a tablet containing Mercury, used to treat syphilis which was pandemic for several centuries, and which resulted from the above "Screwed" activity. Sailors
are likely the vectors
who introduced syphilis to Europe where it became known as "The Pox", was essentially untreatable and the source
of much misery and suffering.
to the fact that sailors
, at certain times
in history, were marked so that
they would not be press ganged into service
in Navys other than their
in those times
were essentially "property". The very act of tattooing, done by one sailor to another, generally
ensured the further transmission of syphilis, even in the absence of "Screwed". Tattoo's became synonymous with
syphilis. Those with
tattoo's were to be physically avoided, due to the possibility of cantagion.
And if, when you're a little boy, your
grandmother takes you by the hand and drags you away from someone with
a tattoo while telling
you to "stay clear of that
man", it sticks with
You're one of us now you scurvy dog, no woman will have you, there's no life left but the sea. You're Screwed, Blued and Tattooed.