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post #27 of Old 10-09-2007
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Well, I wanted ta larn my younguns proper an all, but my wife made me promise not ta talk like a sailor in front of them.

I think a lot of passing it along is not getting authoritarian about it; if you do that it comes off as so much intellectual flatulence. I am still learning it as I go and I still often refer to a rope instead of a line or sheet, often on purpose because that is what the person I am speaking to will understand and hand me the length of fiberous material I desire. When there is time, I do explain to the kids (my usual crew) some terminology but the listening window is pretty small.

Newport 17 - "Kohanna"
At sea Darwin's hypotheses is the final arbiter of right of way.
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