On the bow of the boat you put a bowline before bowing to queenie, but straighten your bow tie first!
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
Reminds me of some HF members who couldn't find grosgrain ribbon because the ladies at the fabric store acted like they couldn't understand what he was looking for.
Pronounced "GROW-grain." (those fabric store ladies.... .)
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to; bo-lin, bow-line. Doesn't matter how you pronounce it, as long as you know how to tie and utilize it correctly. Problem solved.
"If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl
I don't understand the confusion...it's no different than forecastle, gunwale, boatswain, or coxswain.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
im suprised nobudy has mentioned the poopdeck yet.....
disclaimer: i act like im 12.
Last edited by Ears; 08-01-2011 at 16:24. Reason: rawr!
I'm a Hammocker stuck in a tenter's body.....
A bowline tied properly is yar.
A hammock strung well is yar.
A ship that is.......shipshape is yar.
If the Cap'm suddenly shouts "CAST LOOSE THAT BOW LINE!"...
Knowing the difference between "bowline" and "bow line" could be quite important!
It was originally a sailing term and spelled as two words, bow line. It was used to hold the edge of a sail to the bow of the ship and into the wind. It was probably pronounced "bow" originally.