Re: nautical language rant
I have been working to rebed all of my deck hardware. With one person on deck holding a bolt head, and one person below turning nuts, it is amazing how much more efficient it is to use, "port", "starboard", "fore", and "aft", rather than yelling "the one to your right... NO MY RIGHT...arg"
One other common terminology error. The mast head light is the steaming light part way up the mast, not the stuff at the... um... mast head.