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Old 04-26-2007
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
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Most knots have at least one or two names for them.
I've noticed that when knots are tied they have different names but any knot that won't come untied when you want it to is called the same name, an effen knot. Curiously, when a knot comes untied when you don't want it to, it is also called an effen knot, no matter what it was called when it was tied.

Last edited by CapnHand; 04-26-2007 at 10:20 AM.
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