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chained_bear commented on the word aid de con
"'That smart young fellow, your mate's aid de con, as you might say, is he a prize-fighter?'"
--Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen, 150
March 27, 2008
seanahan commented on the word aid de con
According to this page, it is some sort of pun.
March 28, 2008
Yes, the character who's saying it is not very knowledgeable.
Edit: Google books lists other usages for it, though, which seems to imply it isn't just a mistake.
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