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Old 31-05-2012, 22:10   #91
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Re: Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language?

Ex Calif, Do you have limber chains for your limber holes?
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Re: Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language?

More often than not I end up having to use non-tech speak, I rarely have experienced crew. But then, the double bed in the aft cabin is sometimes referred to as the 'work shop'....
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Ex Calif, Do you have limber chains for your limber holes?
For securing the rowers? Of course...
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Re: Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language?

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Doesn't every sport, hobby, profession, trade, etc. have its own unique terminology. ....
Yes indeed. The famous board game, even though it's for kids, was not called "Buy all the properties so as to extort colossal rents"

BTW coming from a different part of the Anglosphere, it's strange to see "bathroom" used as an instance of plain English, on any vessel which doesn't actually boast an actual bath.

It's even funnier (and arguably further still from plain English) to hear of Nth American kids on a game safari saying in hushed, horrified tones "those lions are going to the bathroom at each other"

What's wrong with good old "having a p*ssing contest"?
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Re: Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language?

Is it just my wife or are a lot of women the same.

She has her own nautical language which is pretty easy to pick up as it only has three words.

"the thingy"
"the what do you call it"
and the "well do it yourself then"

I have one son who is colour blind over red and green which can be fun at times.

Me, I am just hopeless all the time and with the altzimers setting in it just makes it easy to go round in a circle and moor up again.
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Re: Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language?

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Me, I am just hopeless all the time and with the altzimers setting in it just makes it easy to go round in a circle and moor up again.
If it's just setting in, then it's called sometimers. A notycle term I use when I can't find the tool I just used inside the boat.
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