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Old 02-09-2018, 02:53   #121
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Re: "Captain" and "Skipper" as honorifics

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Re: "Captain" and "Skipper" as honorifics

I let people call me names. If they want to call me a master or a captain or a dickhead that's their thing not mine.

I never seriously call other boat owners captains. I only use the word in relation to professionals who run ships with crews etc.

I will often use 'captain' though when writing about boats - joking, making the text more readable by using more dramatic language. But that's the difference between the social media world like a cruising forum and the real world where people are out there enjoying their hobbies.

What I want to say is that I never mean captain when I say 'captain' and I am 100% fine with others using words the way they like to use them. Word are not proprietary, they are open source.

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