Re: Crazy things people say
People can be a bit nit-picky on language, eh??
I had a friend who's been out sailing with me a few times. The first time out, after we'd been sailing for a bit, I let him take the tiller. He seemed to be doing OK, so I gradually started paying less attention to what he was doing. We were beating upwind.
Next thing I know, the boat had jibed, (fortunately the main was snugged in tight), and I look over to see him texting away on his phone instead of paying attention!
Safe to say I took the tiller back!