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Old 18-02-2015, 23:07   #16
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Re: Apostrophes & Boat Names

I have concern with the name we have picked for our future boat. It is in Portuguese and the pronunciation is nothing like it looks. So hailing over the radio might have people pass right by us

'Ta Fixe (Ta feesh) literal translation is its fixed, but usually used to mean it's cool


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Old 19-02-2015, 00:37   #17
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Re: Apostrophes & Boat Names

At least it wasn't "I'm Coming".
Or, "May Day",
"Nova" (in Spanish-speaking areas),
"Rescue Me",
"Blow Job",
"Most Wanted",
"Boston Strangler",
"Overboard",
"Contraband",
"Free Doughnuts",
"Midnight Stalker",
"Suicide Bomber",
"Felonius Intent", or
"On Parole"

to name a few that might be a wee bit problematic.
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Re: Apostrophes & Boat Names

You'd be amazed how many online web based forms still fall over with apostrophes in the body of the text. It's database related. I make it a habit to set up clients who have apostrophes in their names with a second email address without the apostrophe. It's a small negative but one I would consider.

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Could just simplify it...
"I'm Going" to "Me Gone".. or "Outa Here"..
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Yeah, no kidding - how many times have you seen posters on CF form the plural of "dinghy" as "dinghy's", or, write the plural of "Beneteau" as "Beneteau's"?
We've all seen that "lot's of time's.

Our language is changing, and not for the better.
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Our language is changing, and not for the better.
U got that rite
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Could just simplify it...
"I'm Going" to "Me Gone".. or "Outa Here"..
Well, 'I'm Going" was intended as just an example name because I did not want to have to explain "Muad'Dib" or "A'Tuin". Both no longer in consideration.

I have however, rejected "As You Wish" & "Don't Panic" based on discussion on this thread regarding communication confusion. I now see telling someone seemingly contradictory statements of , "As You Wish, No I can't"." as a bit more of an issue.

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Well, there would be something short, solid, and basic, such as "Usul", if you want to be a pillar of the local boating community.
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If your intending on your boat being Off Shore purposes, then everything should be run through a safety view. And the name of a boat for safety purposes is exceptionally important. It needs to sound easily and clearly over a radio without the hearer thinking, 'what the hell was that'? And then having to repeat the question trying to identify the name repeatedly.

I recently considered changing the name of my boat to a local Aborigional name, which sounds sort of ok on the radio, but no one would have a clue how to spell it, probably wouldn't know how to repeat it either. Though in the end I decided not to as the local Aborigional custom is not to give any man made items Aborigional names so, that finished that.
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......I recently considered changing the name of my boat to a local Aborigional name, which sounds sort of ok on the radio, but no one would have a clue how to spell it, probably wouldn't know how to repeat it either. Though in the end I decided not to as the local Aborigional custom is not to give any man made items Aborigional names so, that finished that.
A local Tasmanian aboriginal name? Oh...OK.... one from the lost tribe of the Huon maybe?

Man made things with aboriginal names? Nulla Nulla, Boomerang, Didjereedoo come to mind..
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If your intending on your boat being Off Shore purposes, then everything should be run through a safety view. And the name of a boat for safety purposes is exceptionally important. It needs to sound easily and clearly over a radio without the hearer thinking, 'what the hell was that'? And then having to repeat the question trying to identify the name repeatedly.
And be aware you may one day have to spell out your ship's name phonetically or in morse...
My next boat will be called Otto.....
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A local Tasmanian aboriginal name? Oh...OK.... one from the lost tribe of the Huon maybe?

Man made things with aboriginal names? Nulla Nulla, Boomerang, Didjereedoo come to mind..
You have lost me "lost tribe of the Huon"?

And Nulla Nulla is not Tasmanian. boomerang and didjereedoo is English

Am I missing a joke or something?
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And be aware you may one day have to spell out your ship's name phonetically or in morse...
My next boat will be called Otto.....
Who in this day and age can spell anything in 'morse'?

Seriously ?
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A local Tasmanian aboriginal name? Oh...OK.... one from the lost tribe of the Huon maybe? .........
Err... WTF...
Please don't tell me you still believe that white fella's myth that the aborigine was annihilated in Tassie a couple of centuries back!
Didn't happen...
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Just a warning guys, I'll immediately report any racist crap to the moderators, so don't go there if that's the intent.
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