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OK now, we all know that if some squeeling brat on an airplane gets too loud, the gremlins will hear the sound of fresh tender meat and tear into the plane in order to get it. Or, if the plane is too pretty, or the gremlins don't have cable tv, or any one of a hundred other reasons, they'll tear into a plane.
So when you see critical parts chewed off and odd things fail, you just know it was gremlins.
Now, what about boats? Gremlins mess up planes. Airboats, maybe, flying boats, maybe. After all, if it gets into the clouds who knows what might find it.
But boats? Sailboats? Just what DO we properly call those nasty critters that look and act just like gremlins, but obviously can't fly, don't live in the clouds, and like to mess up our boats instead of planes?
I know that tossing a goodly libation to Aeolus and Poseidon will usually keep the nasties off the boat, but if I knew better what to CALL them, I'm sure that would also help.