What great stuff did you "comshaw" for in the Navy?
A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg cumshaw PRONUNCIATION: (***-shaw) MEANING: noun: A gift or a tip. ETYMOLOGY: From Chinese (Amoy/Xiamen dialect), kan (to be grateful) + hsieh (thanks). The term was used by beggars in Chinese ports and picked up by visiting sailors during the 19th century. As a Mess Specialist (Cook) & out @ sea, one dry good that was of fairly high value to comshaw was coffee grounds. Which I cumshaw'd for a set of airwing patches.