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Re: nautical language rant
I am in total agreement.
I have told my racing crew that although sailing terminology is arcane, it's still totally functional and will be used.
I told them that after their first couple of races, that I will stop referring to things as "the blue flecked line, the black line, or that line over there".
It's not that I get off on "talking like a pirate", it's that these words still refer to jobs and equipment and there is no modern terminology to replace them.
So, HTFU and learn the terminology!
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168