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Old 17-11-2014, 01:48   #31
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Re: Sailing Terms and Commands as We Hear Them

How about, "stand by; I had a wrap."

From me today to Jim, relative to lowering the dinghy onto the deck, but to a bystander, they might have thought someone struck me.

And then, there's the possible confusion with rapt! The mind boggles.

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How about, "stand by; I had a wrap."

From me today to Jim, relative to lowering the dinghy onto the deck, but to a bystander, they might have thought someone struck me.

And then, there's the possible confusion with rapt! The mind boggles.

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What are you doing? Eating a wrap (sandwich)?

Was it chicken or veggie wrap you had?

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Re: Sailing Terms and Commands as We Hear Them

It is even more confusing if you learn the lines in different languages at the same time - and none of the terms make any sense in normal language.

I guess sailors create a secret language to separate landlubbers from seafarer folks.

There are many ambiguous terms even in sailors language - at least in Germany like Schott, what means a sheet (line), but also a watertight door / compartment or in plural - Scottish people. The command "Schotten dicht!" mean either to haul on / tighten the sheet (line) or close all the doors to the bulkheads - in non-sailor slang could mean "the Scotts are filled up /drunken"
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Dog the port port, we are leaving port so pour me a port.
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I first started sailing in Poland as an expat so many of my terms are I Polish in which I claim no fluency.

It was with great relief that I learned that the fok (prounounced fuk) was a fore sail. Meinsch (literally sword) was a reference to the keel.

When I get in a hurry or go on auto pilot I will say tighten the fok sheet, much to the amusement or consternation of the crew.
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The fock is the jib and not any other kind of foresails, there are others like genoa, genacker, spinacker, code zero, storm fock etc.
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It IS funny sometimes, to see the look of bewilderment on the faces of newbies trying to understand what we're saying; but sea language is concise, and without it the simplest tasks would take many words and a long time to describe. How many layman's words would it take to convey what "Flake that halyard on the coach roof" says?
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It IS funny sometimes, to see the look of bewilderment on the faces of newbies trying to understand what we're saying; but sea language is concise, and without it the simplest tasks would take many words and a long time to describe. How many layman's words would it take to convey what "Flake that halyard on the coach roof" says?


And now, thanks to WILLIAMT and CATNEWBEE, I now know:

a jib is a fock among Polish sailors...

So....

"Flake the Fock on the Foredeck"

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One that always made me snicker was:

"Handsomely!"

(Is there any other way?)
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And now, thanks to WILLIAMT and CATNEWBEE, I now know:

a jib is a fock among Polish sailors...

So....

"Flake the Fock on the Foredeck"

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One that always made me snicker was:

"Handsomely!"

(Is there any other way?)
Fock is German, but in Poland they use the same name....
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