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Re: nautical language rant
The language is one of the barriers to entry for new participants in this sport, especially if we make it one.
I think its fine that we have our own terminology, but it should be taught where its usefulness is practical. Not ridiculed.
Admittedly, once someone is taught that it is a winch, my skin itches to hear them continue calling it a wench. A winch is not a wench. But, while I am snobby and lines are lines, not ropes. The fact is, they are ropes.
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