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I don't believe that Knots are ever used when referring to distances...
"knot" is the first syllable of "nautical mile". It was you Americans who started spelling it "knot" in latter part of the nineteenth century. And as with many other things, it was easier to humour you folk than try to educate you ... hence "knot"
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"knot" is the first syllable of "nautical mile". It was you Americans who started spelling it "knot" in latter part of the nineteenth century. And as with many other things, it was easier to humour you folk than try to educate you ... hence "knot"
Please....please......

How do you explain that the Portuguese, that have been sailing at least 300 years before the Americans refer to boat speed as "nůs", which means "knot" in Portuguese, or the Spanish "nudos" same thing knots...

"Nůs", "Nudos", "knots" are all derived from the count of knots tied in a rope released at the stern, attached to a triangular wood piece, counted on a time period. So many "knots" or "nůs" or "nudos" in X time will give you boat speed.

There is absolutely no relationship between the word "Nautical", deriving form latin "nauticus" meaning sea related, in Portuguese sailing is a "desporto nautico", and the word "knot". Just to straighten the record.

1 Nautical mile is the distance covered by a vessel at 1 knot vessel speed in 3600 seconds or 60 minutes or...1 hour so knots can relate to distances when based on a time frame 20kts in one hour = 20 Nautical mile done.

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Please....please......

How do you explain that the Portuguese, that have been sailing at least 300 years before the Americans refer to boat speed as "nůs", which means "knot" in Portuguese, or the Spanish "nudos" same thing knots...

"Nůs", "Nudos", "knots" are all derived from the count of knots tied in a rope released at the stern, attached to a triangular wood piece, counted on a time period. So many "knots" or "nůs" or "nudos" in X time will give you boat speed.

There is absolutely no relationship between the word "Nautical", deriving form latin "nauticus" meaning sea related, in Portuguese sailing is a "desporto nautico", and the word "knot". Just to straighten the record.

1 Nautical mile is the distance covered by a vessel at 1 knot vessel speed in 3600 seconds or 60 minutes or...1 hour so knots can relate to distances when based on a time frame 20kts in one hour = 20 Nautical mile done.
And for this, I'm almost willing to forgive Portugal for Christiano Ronaldo.
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TSTEELE...at least he plays for the right TEAM!!! Go Red Devils!!
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TSTEELE...at least he plays for the right TEAM!!! Go Red Devils!!
pretty boy flop artist, that one.
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Oh Yah...he's just a poser who was voted best player in the league by the PLAYERS...and is second in the scoring race. You must be a Chelsea fan!! (G)
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Actually, I don't really follow the EPL all that much, although I will say that I can't stand Chelski either.

My "home" team, Ross County, was just relegated to the second division in Scotland, and then there's always DC United, who look like crap so far this year.
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And for this, I'm almost willing to forgive Portugal for Christiano Ronaldo.
What did he do??
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So what did I miss-going back to the original postit said "40nm" which I think means 40 nautical miles. Anyway, good bullet-dodging as someone said. Mr G, are you ever going to bring that beautiful piece of workmanship to the states?
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