This practice in the British Royal Navy was a concern of the reforming Admiral Fisher (1841 –1920) who wrote, "Going by seniority saves so much trouble. 'Buggins's turn' has been our ruin and will be disastrous hereafter!"
Buggins is Drunke all night, all day he sleepes;
This is the Levell-coyle that Buggins keeps.
Level-coil was an old party game in which the players changed seats.
- Stroud Francis Charles Milsom (2003), "Management, Custom, and Law", A Natural History of the Common Law, Columbia University Press, p. 54, ISBN 9780231129947
- John Arbuthnot Fisher Baron Fisher (1953), Arthur Jacob Marder, ed., Fear God and Dread Nought: The Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, Vol. 1, Jonathan Cape, p. 181
- Alastair Fowler (2012), Literary Names: Personal Names in English Literature, Oxford University Press, p. 39, ISBN 9780191650994
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