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Old 21-03-2007, 09:10   #46
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Markpj23 - - good one - LOL

KaptainKen - a hard 'G' would be malidicta for this pronunciation
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"malidicta" ... Oh, goody! A new word! I'll add it to my vocabulary. Thanks!

Actually, I use the soft "g" pronunciation. However, many members of a New England yacht club of which I am a member malidictate using the hard "g". It seems to be a club wide phenomenon, and, when a senior member sees fit to correct my pronunciation he will be quickly backed up by other members.

Some of these people have developed the craft of polite correction combined with a steely gaze down their nose to a high art form. Intimidating in a small, closed culture like a yacht club, I assure you.

Thanks for supporting my initial thoughts about the pronunciation of this word. Sorry about high-jacking the thread.
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Old 21-03-2007, 10:09   #48
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[quote=KaptainKen]"malidicta" ... Oh, goody! A new word! I'll add it to my vocabulary. Thanks!

Sorry I spelled it wrong - should be MALEDICTA and you can go to this site for all the meanings

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Old 21-03-2007, 10:10   #49
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ooops! THIS site:

Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Maledicta
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Related question: How do you pronounce "burgee"? Soft "g" or hard "g"? I had thought, since the word appeared French in origin, a soft "g" was more appropriate. On the other hand, most of the times I've heard the word pronounced, it has been with a hard "g" ... as in "hamburger".

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Hard G in this part of the world...........and we have Norman (pre France) heritage........so I figure if the French are using a soft G, then they are wrong .

Of perhaps little interest is the fact that "we" invented the word "Mug"........which also has a hard G.

However Bouy is of course pronounced "Boy"........NOT "BOO-EEE"
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Here are the pronunciation and definition of 'burgee' as per Dictionary.com and Wikipedia. Hope this helps you uncultered swabs out there

bur·gee /ˈbɜrdʒi, bɜrˈdʒi/Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bur-jee, bur-jee]Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation–noun a triangular flag or one having a shallow, angular indentation in the fly, forming two tails, used as an identification flag, esp. by yachts.
[Origin: 1840–50; perh. shortening of *burgee's flag, by reanalysis of *burgess flag, burgess translating F bourgeois in sense “owner” (of a ship)]

[edit] Yacht club burgee


Example of a Yacht Club Burgee


Members belonging to a yacht club or sailing organization may fly their club's unique triangular burgee both while underway and at anchor (however, not during a race). Traditionally, the burgee was flown from the main masthead, however it may also be flown from a small pole on the bow pulpit, or even the starboard rigging beneath the lowest starboard spreader on a flag halyard.
Traditionally, the first time a member of one club visits another, there is an exchange burgees. Exchanged burgees are then often displayed on the premise of each, such as at a club office or bar.

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Has there been any further development on this? I want a burgee!
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It ought to be easy for cheap, er "thrifty" sailors to make one themselves.
I'd go for that as long as it's not a pink triangle.
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Soon - really, it won't be all that long - we're going to blow you all away with the new Cruisers Forum burgees!

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Burgee Madness

I want a double breasted blazer that will go with my birkinstocks and bermudas and I want my burgee!!!
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I want a double breasted blazer that will go with my birkinstocks and bermudas and I want my burgee!!!
Get in line, IdoraKeeper, get in line . . . some of our members have been patiently standing in that line for years!

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I want a burgee too. The Seven Seas guys have one, and I think we are as good, if not better. Heck, even Lats and Atts has one.

So I say let's brainstorm for the design, shall we?

But first, we have to decide who we are as a group and what are cruisers in general. Then, we can perhaps come up with a few designs and call all members for a vote.

Somebody else has to go first, 'cause I'm in the middle of tax season and my brain is limping.

Gord, would you help us?
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You forgot the rum mugs with the logo, gotta have them
I'm afraid that idea is about to occur, over here: Post a Pic of Your Ugly Mugs!

I've got a question, though: If we get a burgee, how long do you think it will take for someone to request reciprocity at a yacht club? Then, how much longer do you think it will take before the cover is blown?

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