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Old 27-01-2013, 14:00   #31
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Re: Sailors be warned

i learned from a well edumiketed oldest salt captain for real, not uscg anything. tallships and steamships. kings point and navy and merchant marines. he knew all the chanteys, and sang em when he felt like it...mortified my grandmother, so was funnn!!!
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Have you guys checked your sugar level, lately? Mauritz
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e... many songs now called chanties and by those unknowing, shanties(a shanty is a derelict cabin like structure. a chantey is a sailors song...
A sea shantie (“shanty” "chantey," or "chanty") is a rhythmic work song, derived from the French command, "Chantez!” (“sing!") that was commonly sung to accompany labour on board large merchant sailing vessels.

However, there is also ample evidence in the literature that the word originated with the American lumbermen, railroad workers, dock hands and sailors of the mid 1800's. These were generally hard working, drinking, nomadic men who sang all day to ease their burden of work. They lived in shanties provided at their work camps and they relaxed, drank, and sang their favorite songs in shanties near the camps or along the waterfronts from New Brunswick to New Orleans. So their songs came to be called "shanty songs" by early folklorists.

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Old 27-01-2013, 16:38   #34
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Next chapter:
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They used to be called cutless because supposedly isn't damaged by fishing line etc, but everybody now calls them cutlass...

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Re: Sailors be warned

Reading through this thread I just had to post one of my all time favourites...yes I am old/young enough to like this song.

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Next chapter:
Cutless vs Cutlass Bearing?

They used to be called cutless because supposedly isn't damaged by fishing line etc, but everybody now calls them cutlass...

Hadn't heard this one I do enjoy a lot of Roger Whittaker's stuff. Fun imagery in the video
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Re: Sailors be warned

The word cutlass is associated with sabre/sword.
Where cutless is associated with the names of plants, things or people.
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From Wikipedia:

Both Cutless and Cutlass are generic names for water-lubricated shaft bearings where the bearing surface is made from nitrile rubber and has lengthwise grooves to aid cooling water to flow past the bearing, these can be contained in a shell of resin or metal. Cutless was registered as a trade name for this type of bearing in the 1950s by one company, that company still tries to protect the use of this name despite the fact it is widely used and understood as a bearing type not a unique brand.

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From Wikipedia: ... Cutless was registered as a trade name for this type of bearing in the 1950s by one company, that company still tries to protect the use of this name despite the fact it is widely used and understood as a bearing type not a unique brand.
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Cutless® is a registered trademark of Duramax® Marine LLC, all rights reserved.
Johnson Cutless® and Duramax® arre registered trademark of Duramax® Marine.
Johnson Cutless® Water-Lubricated Bearing Systems: Naval Brass sleeve and flanged, non-metallic sleeve, rudder bushings
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