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Old 31-10-2013, 22:09   #1
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Wanna be a skipper

Ahoy mates (pronounced "mites")
Found yawl (not a nautical term-southern slang for one or more people) bye accident. But that's how most gold nuggets and secluded islands are found as well.
Anyhow I joined up to pick your brains as my dream is to purchase a vessel of around thirty feet and live aboard her. I'm thinking in the Seattle area of WA (USA). At least until I get my Passage Maker Certification, Passport and sea legs.
I have pretty much out grown my dinghy (Holder 14) as I found no where for the head. And the V-berth is really cramped. But that is how I am learning to sail. Ron did a good job on design, but you best know how to swim. And make sure to add a bobber to the mast head. I have definitely learned how to right a smack down and turtle.
Anyway I am desiring ot learn much more with yawls help. I heard 2/3 of this planet is wetted surface and I plan to explore some of attainable areas.
Thanks for being patient with me
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Old 31-10-2013, 22:34   #2
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Great sailors come from dinghies. Any dope can sail downwind on a cruising boat but try short tacking on a dinghy in light airs up a channel: takes chops.

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Old 31-10-2013, 23:03   #3
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The local sailors here on Cheny Lake have said "if you can sail here you can sail anywhere". I don't know how true that is, but I do know the wind can change from 5 kns to 25 kns before I can get across and back. It is only a mile or so (9K acres of wetted surface)
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Welcome aboard. You'll find there's a lot of good friendly and knowledgeable people here.

I was taught that the plural of y'all is all y'all.
At least that is the way my Floridian girlfriend who was raised in southern Alabama tells me the story. And she's a teacher, so she should know.
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Welcome!! And Good Luck....Always good advice here if you like it or not......I like the yawl speak
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, puregeorge.
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The local sailors here on Cheny Lake have said "if you can sail here you can sail anywhere". I don't know how true that is, but I do know the wind can change from 5 kns to 25 kns before I can get across and back. It is only a mile or so (9K acres of wetted surface)
Well, one thing that I have noticed is that sailors from just about everywhere say that about their local sailing waters! Mostly it isn't true!

But none the less, welcome to CF, y'all, and enjoy the company here. There's something and someone for all y'all.

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I was taught that the plural of y'all is all y'all.
No, no, no. That's not how it works. The singluar is y'all. The plural is all-y'all.

Oh, and now I see that Jim Cate already got that part right.
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No, no, no. That's not how it works. The singluar is y'all. The plural is all-y'all.
Toemaaatoe Tomahtoe, tis all da same, eh?
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No, no, no. That's not how it works. The singluar is y'all. The plural is all-y'all.

Oh, and now I see that Jim Cate already got that part right.
Sorry, guys, y'all are hopelessly mired in Yank-speak.

The singular is yew, occasionally spelled you.

Plural is y'all.

Emphatic plural (like "every one of you" in Yankspeak) is all y'all.

Get it raht, bwahs, or y'all'r gonna get inna heap a trouble.

If'n y'all r rally all that intersted in owa language, y'maht have a look rat cheer:

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Hi,

It sounds like you are on the right track already!

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Posted this over in jokes but it bears repeating:


A real southern gentleman went to Las Vegas.

Sitting in a Cocktail lounge, he beckoned the waitress**and said quietly, "Miss, y'all sure are a luvly, luvly lady. Can ah persuade y'all to give me a piece of ass?"

"Wow, that's the most direct proposition I've ever had!", gasped the girl.

Then she looked around the room, smiled and said, "Sure, why not? You're an attractive guy too,*and it's pretty slow here right now, so why don't we just slip away up to your room?"

When they returned half an hour later, the man sat down at the same table and the waitress smiled at him and asked, "Will there be anything else?"

"Why yes," replied the southern gentleman. "Ah sure 'preciate what y'all just did for me. It was real sweet and right neighbourly of y'all. But where ah come from in Alabama, we lack our bourbon*real*cold, so ah still need a piece of ass for mah drink."
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Posted this over in jokes but it bears repeating:

A real southern gentleman went to Las Vegas.

Sitting in a Cocktail lounge, he beckoned the waitress**and said quietly, "Miss, y'all sure are a luvly, luvly lady. Can ah persuade y'all to give me a piece of ass?"

"Wow, that's the most direct proposition I've ever had!", gasped the girl.

Then she looked around the room, smiled and said, "Sure, why not? You're an attractive guy too,*and it's pretty slow here right now, so why don't we just slip away up to your room?"

When they returned half an hour later, the man sat down at the same table and the waitress smiled at him and asked, "Will there be anything else?"

"Why yes," replied the southern gentleman. "Ah sure 'preciate what y'all just did for me. It was real sweet and right neighbourly of y'all. But where ah come from in Alabama, we lack our bourbon*real*cold, so ah still need a piece of ass for mah drink."
Great story! But there's a grammatical mistake in the third paragraph, which needs "yew" instead of "y'all". Only Yankees address a single person with "y'all", and the joke is about a "real Southern gentleman".

Another point of Southron grammar:

"y'all" is the familiar form of the second person plural personal pronoun. The formal form is "yew".

Speaking formally, "yew" is both singular and plural. So Southron is just like German here - "y'all" exactly corresponds to German "ihr" - the second person plural familiar; speaking formally, the singular and plural second person personal pronouns correspond - "Sie". So "yew" is exactly like German "Sie" and "y'all" is exactly like German "ihr" (euer, euch, etc). The only difference is that Southron has no familiar first person pronoun at all. German has "du"; English used to have "thee", which it has sadly lost.
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I've been sailing for over 45 years and still wish I could be a skipper.
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