almost falling off the Dock
at Nanny Cay once when a large group of Charter
Boaters were getting their boat briefing. One of the Charters asked what the two things with blades was for... the check out briefer said they were Wind
Generators... only to be answered by someone else who popped up and said " Oh, so when the wind
dies out we can crank those up and still sail!!".... at which point several others in the party indicated that they thought that was such a great thing to have... the briefer jaw simply dropped....
We do seem to name things that can cause unintended mis-communications such as the previously mentioned diesel Generator
that produces no Diesel
, Flash lights that do not Flash.... or a Torch which I can only picture as a stick with a wad of cloth and tar on fire at one end, heads on a boat, booms that make no noise
when properly used. People who buy sailboats only to motor
99% of the time??? Sailors who live on boats tied up to a dock
and have never had the boat off the dock in any recallable history
Even on land in North America we park in Drive Ways and Drive in Parkways.
Let us not even consider how you produce Baby Oil
or Baby Milk.
Names of some things just hide what they really are... on the waters and on land.
Well it is raining outside and I'm stuck here on the boat... what else to do... Ohhh Rum!!!