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post #39 of Old 10-11-2012
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Re: Close call! Who had rights?

Racing terms for new students, do's and don'ts--

"Rail Meat"---yes, they think it's funny. So do I. Also quicker to yell than "come on up to windward now"

"Blow the guy"--no. Just no.

"Blow the vang"--better, but what's a vang again?

"Harden up"--not at first, it hurts their feelings. They get over it later once they get what you meant.

"Gimme some tail"--careful, you may get the winch handle where you didn't want it..

"Jibe Ho"-- permissible, but tell your female students it's not Hip-hop first.

"Fall off a little"--you're right, not to be done till you explain that all "up" and "down" clone words no longer mean vertical, but rather horizontal and either toward or away from the Wind God's mouth..

I'm still waiting to use "scandalize the main", but the opportunity hasn't presented itself..
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