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Old 13-04-2014, 13:16   #1
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How Many Have Seen St Elmo's Fire

I am curious to know how many have seen St Elmo's Fire?

In my mind there are details about the experience that mark one as being a true sailor and I believe those who have also seen it will agree.
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Old 13-04-2014, 13:32   #2
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Re: How Many Have Seen St Elmo's Fire

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In my mind there are details about the experience that mark one as being a true sailor and I believe those who have also seen it will agree.
What utter drivel! I am sorry, but not having seen one type of phenomenon or not has nothing to do with being a true sailor. Its just rot, Delancey.
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you ain't seen nothing till you seen Uranus
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I'm with Mark.
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It was a joke, glad you all got it.
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Mark so unromantic!!

I'm not sure I've seen it, but I've seen some spectacular lightning displays and a couple UFOs
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I've been sailing for years... I consider myself a true sailor... I've Never seen St Elmo's Fire but I'd rather prefer to see a Mermaid
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Is that the movie with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore? lol
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Old 13-04-2014, 14:03   #9
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Re: How Many Have Seen St Elmo's Fire

Since the subject of what defines a true sailor has been touched on vaguely in any number of recent pissing matches and since there seem to be some opinions here about what doesn't define a "true sailor" than maybe someone can tell me what they think does?

I take my goofing around seriously and this is really what the point of my OP is about. Seems like there are lots of opinions about what people do or did that was wrong and I would be really interested to know what people think is right?

Just exactly what is the standard for being regarded as a true sailor? Of course I could have just titled the post that, but where's the fun in that?
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Getting yourself and the crew back home.
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Getting yourself and the crew back home... And the boat!
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sail·or noun \ˈsā-lər\
: a person who works on a boat or ship as part of the crew

: someone who controls a boat or ship that has sails


Full Definition of SAILOR

1a : one that sails; especially : mariner
b (1) : a member of a ship's crew (2) : seaman 2b
2: a traveler by water
3: a stiff straw hat with a low flat crown and straight circular brim

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OK, so the real question here is:

How many people actually own stiff straw hats with a low flat crown and straight circular brim???
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I only wear it when traveling by water, lol.
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There was this one time, on Sesame Street, when Oscar was playing with matches and . . . . . . . . nah, that's probably not it.
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