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Old 03-11-2015, 14:39   #46
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I'll buy the math. since I have forgotten how to do permutations. It's a stretch that some words or combinations would be considered.
But you can offset that stretch against the actual words available. while the average vocabulary is around 30,000 words - there are over 170,000 words in the Oxford Dictionary, which would give close to 29 billion options just in English
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But you can offset that stretch against the actual words available. while the average vocabulary is around 30,000 words - there are over 170,000 words in the Oxford Dictionary, which would give close to 29 billion options just in English
Yeah, yeah, Stu, but somethig like "wud coracle" (a) is incomprehensible to most, (b) would be a very long phonetic spell out on VHF -as is our boat name, actually. No, I like names like "Aka" and "Bob", so if we ever have another boat, I'd vote for "I 3".

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Re: New boat - same old boat name?

In 25 years, I've never heard or seen
mine duplicated on any other boat.
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In 25 years, I've never heard or seen
mine duplicated on any other boat.
Don't keep us in suspense what is it?
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Don't keep us in suspense what is it?
Just a guess.... "Jongleur"?

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Just a guess.... "Jongleur"?

An then again it isn't restricted to English. Could be Simi.
Or any other language.
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