As a service to my loyal readers, I would like to point out that virtually any statement or question in English can be turned into a come-on by the addition of the word “sailor” to the end. For example:
“Do you know what time it is, sailor?”
“A stitch in time saves nine, sailor.”
“I’m rereading the complete works of Jane Austen, sailor.”
Until a few days ago, I believed that this method could turn any statement or question into a come-on; this belief was shattered, however, when my friend R.A. came up with:
“I’ve just been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s Disease, sailor.”
If there are people who would be aroused by hearing this, I can only hope I never ever meet them.