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Old 18-08-2010, 13:18   #16
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Some might call the salon/saloon the main cabin to differentiate it from the sleeping cabins/staterooms/berths or head/throne chamber, etc.
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Salon is the french name for the space that we refer to in English as the saloon. Salon in English is where peeps get their hair and nails done. You ever smelled a salon?, don't want one on my boat.
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Old 18-08-2010, 19:24   #18
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sa·loon

1. a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
2. a room or place for general use for a specific purpose: a dining saloon on a ship.
3. a large cabim for the common use of passengers on a passenger vessel.
4. British a. (in a tavern or pub) a section of a bar or barroom separated from the public bar and often having more comfortable furnishings and a quieter atmosphere. b. saloon car.
5. a drawing room or reception room.

Salon

1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of guests in such a room, esp. an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
4. a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, esp. one catering to a fashionable clientele: a dress salon; a hair salon.
5. ( initial capital letter ) (in France) a. the Salon, an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salon d'Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art.
b. a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: Salon des Refusés; Salon des Indépendants.


Seems like Saloon it is (or should be)
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A Salon is where ladies get their hair done.
You took the words right outa my mouth!. It's saloon all the way for me in regard to the living, predominantly lounge areas, on boats.
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Drinks all around....the saloon
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You took the words right outa my mouth!. It's saloon all the way for me in regard to the living, predominantly lounge areas, on boats.
And I might add, hair salons smell really awful.
Whoeee, have you ever stepped inside one?
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Being a newbie and from the US I've always called it salon, but after reading this...I'm wrong!
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saloon is the main room. pulpit is front and pointy end
STERN RAIL is the aft flat railing at your back when you are at the helm of a sailing boat. pushpit is if you have a LUGGER.
saloon is the main room. pulpit is front (Traditionally called the Focsle) and pointy end
STERN RAIL (Traditionally called a Taffraili)the aft flat railing at your back when you are at the helm of a sailing boat. pushpit is if you have a LUGGER.
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sa·loon

1. a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Salon

1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
If yo mama is aboard for tea and crumpets it's the Salon. If you are there with O'l Grandad and his buddy Jack it be da Saloon, .
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1. a place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Salon

1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
If yo mama is aboard for tea and crumpets it's the Salon. If you are there with O'l Grandad and his buddy Jack it be da Saloon, .

LOL, you don't know my Momma!

And the foc'sil is the forward compartments forward of the forward mast. The Pulpit is the railing around the upper forward deck that the lifelines attach to. The Taffrail is the rear side rails the taflog attaches to. The railing around the rear deck is the railing around the stern. WTH is a pushpit?
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Re: Salon or Saloon?

After all this entomological discussion, I'm surprised there has been no reference to the "Old West" usage of "Saloon".

In the American vernacular, a "saloon" is a bar, linking it to the concept of a "social hall". Any movie about the American Old West has a saloon in it. If you see a bar in a movie like that, the bar is always called a "Saloon"

Many old american saloons had upstairs sleeping rooms, but I don't believe that was a defining characteristic.

Saloons in movies always have a bar, tables with chairs, and a piano. They usually have a "bargirl" who always looks like she is on break from a chorus line.
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Put your hair UP...... definitely Salon...
Let your hair DOWN..... its gotta be the Saloon....
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Re: Salon or Saloon?

i believe is usa term for main living room=salon. proper term = main saloon. both are used for same room and both seem to be accepted except by certain snotty yotty folks i have met who insist on using the term saloon. is up to you and your geographical and yot club area, as far as i can tell......
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Re: Salon or Saloon?

What you call it depends on if you are a guy or gal, guys hang out in saloons, gals in salons, ive lived in the US for 30 yrs and just cant bring myself to call it a salon, it just seems so ---- for want of a better word, gay, not that theres anything wrong with that.
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Re: Salon or Saloon?

If you prefer saloon, do you also pronounce saloon as "sa-loone," ex. like schooner?

New term I have seen in ad copy is "man cave" referring to a workroom. I think it sounds a bit primitive though and may not attract female clients.
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