Last Man Standing
Join Date: Aug 2008
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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!
And trust me, he means it. He'll fire your boot-wearin' butt worldwide
if you so much as say the word "rope" on his ride. Heh-heh.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40