Why Do We Say 'Man Alive'?
27 September 2016, 16:31
Mystery Hour Question
Where does the phrase 'man alive' come from?
Melvin, Ladbroke Grove
Name: Martin, Basingstoke
Qualification: His grandfather was in the navy for 20 years
Answer: It was a term used at sea. When encountering a shipwreck, sailors would shout it if they found someone alive.