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    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    ... bending in half in front of the Queen)
    Also known as "breaking a leg."

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    On the bow of the boat you put a bowline before bowing to queenie, but straighten your bow tie first!
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    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.... .)
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    Every climbing or knots class I've ever had it was the "Bo-Lyn" pronunciation

    But if you were on a vessel, you would cast off the bow line (Bow like the part of a ship, or bending in half in front of the Queen)

    (Perhaps it is fixed to the ship with a "bo-lyn" though??)

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    But what if the queen were Anne Boleyn? I'm confused...
    So many trees, so little time...

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    I don't understand the confusion...it's no different than forecastle, gunwale, boatswain, or coxswain.
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    im suprised nobudy has mentioned the poopdeck yet.....


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    MacEntyre must be an old pirate.

    A bowline tied properly is yar.
    A hammock strung well is yar.
    A ship that is.......shipshape is yar.

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    If the Cap'm suddenly shouts "CAST LOOSE THAT BOW LINE!"...

    Knowing the difference between "bowline" and "bow line" could be quite important!
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    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.

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