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"Culus Nauticus" (nautical a**hole)

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I am relying on fuzzy a recollection of high school biology. From comments on quite a few topics, it is clear that there are innumerable species of the genus culus nauticus, or nautical asshole. Some ride jet skis, some play loud music, some run generators all night, some set fish traps in channels, some dump human waste and trash in the water. I don't think they have ever been defined and named. Perhaps, together, we can fill in this void of human knowledge.

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I was taught podex, as in podex perfectum es,  but that either would do. 

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25 minutes ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I was taught podex, as in podex perfectum es,  but that either would do. 

I thought about podex. I went to a Jesuit high school (same one as two SCOTUS justices), and had four years of Latin pounded into my thick skull, including Virgil and a little Ovid. Somehow, culus sounded better to my Roman ear. :P

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43 minutes ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I was taught podex, as in podex perfectum es,  but that either would do. 

I thought about podex. I went to a Jesuit high school (same one as two SCOTUS justices), and had four years of Latin pounded into my thick skull, including Virgil and a little Ovid. Somehow, culus sounded better to my Roman ear. :P

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But, hie thee hither! Let us begin to enumerate and name the assholes!!

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I'm sure the Jesuits knew better than the Quakers who taught me. 

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1 hour ago, Fleetwood said:

Never had the benefit of a religious education.....

"benefit"

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2 hours ago, olaf hart said:

Just keep your back to the wall...

or a book in your pants...

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Bull City said:

I thought about podex. I went to a Jesuit high school (same one as two SCOTUS justices), and had four years of Latin pounded into my thick skull, including Virgil and a little Ovid. Somehow, culus sounded better to my Roman ear. :P

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Is that Mr Bean?

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15 hours ago, Bull City said:

I thought about podex. I went to a Jesuit high school (same one as two SCOTUS justices), and had four years of Latin pounded into my thick skull, including Virgil and a little Ovid. Somehow, culus sounded better to my Roman ear. :P

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But, hie thee hither! Let us begin to enumerate and name the assholes!!

Got into some trouble in Latin, when our teacher asked us to translate versions of regere (to rule). When she said rectum esse I answered "You are a rectum."  Technically not completely wrong...or that is the case I tried to make after class.

My entry is Nauta Bumbula . Loosely translated, "sea fart," my dad's name for jetskis when they began ruining peace and quiet back in the late 70s.

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On 2/25/2020 at 7:42 PM, MauiPunter said:

"benefit"

Ironia - not a common means of expression here on SA.........

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I tend to be careful about calling people whose tastes differ from mine assholes. 

I just got done with a week of heli skiing. I'm sure that to some, flying a kerosene guzzling machine around pristine mountains so that I can carve turns in perfect, untracked, powder snow marks me as a selfish asshole, but judge not, lest ye be judged. 

Maybe you like cross country, and look down your nose at downhill skiers. Maybe you Tele ski. Guess what, nobody fucking cares that you Tele. 

If someone is doing something I find annoying on the water, I either move, or I talk to them. Either way, the results are usually satisfactory. People are rarely intentionally annoying. If I find myself DDW from a genset and can't move, say we're in a mooring field, rowing over and talking to the skipper has always worked, especially when accompanied by the bribe of a drink. 

i find wind generators directly upwind to be every bit as annoying as diesel gensets. 

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8 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

i find wind generators directly upwind to be every bit as annoying as diesel gensets. 

I completely agree. And why people leave them spinning all winter on the hard baffles me but I suppose they wear out faster...

And clanging halyards. Most times attaching the head shackle to something outboard will give a fair lead away from the mast. Bungees can work if applied properly but most times they aren't.

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11 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

If someone is doing something I find annoying on the water, I either move, or I talk to them. Either way, the results are usually satisfactory. People are rarely intentionally annoying. 

Yesterday when at the dinghy dock, a guy was telling his dog to attack us, he and his girlfriend thought it funny.  It was growling and barking. I told him if his fucking dog bit me I'd kill it and punch him in the face. He quit and pulled the dog back but you know he's the asshole in the anchorage playing loud music late at night.  Some people are just douche bags, sorry never took Latin just wood and metal shop.

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12 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I tend to be careful about calling people whose tastes differ from mine assholes. 

I just got done with a week of heli skiing. I'm sure that to some, flying a kerosene guzzling machine around pristine mountains so that I can carve turns in perfect, untracked, powder snow marks me as a selfish asshole, but judge not, lest ye be judged. 

Maybe you like cross country, and look down your nose at downhill skiers. Maybe you Tele ski. Guess what, nobody fucking cares that you Tele. 

If someone is doing something I find annoying on the water, I either move, or I talk to them. Either way, the results are usually satisfactory. People are rarely intentionally annoying. If I find myself DDW from a genset and can't move, say we're in a mooring field, rowing over and talking to the skipper has always worked, especially when accompanied by the bribe of a drink. 

i find wind generators directly upwind to be every bit as annoying as diesel gensets. 

I'm not sure I like that tolerant attitude of yours..... ;-) 

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Anus nauticus

 

so Bull, did you miss out on Martialis ? the latin teacher had the good humour to task me with reading, translating and explaining his pornographic poems, that as the final examination in last year secondary school, passed with distinction.

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I did miss Martialis. Jesuits.

13 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I tend to be careful about calling people whose tastes differ from mine assholes. 

Tastes, yes. Inconsiderate behavior is different.

I still play pick-up soccer with an "inter-generational" group twice a week, and after our weeknight game, some of us go to our regular local pub. Oftentimes, there will be a group around the bar who are loud, and prone to foul language. It's not the same people every week, usually one-time customers. They seem to have the idea that a pub is a place where this kind of behavior is acceptable. It really isn't. I doubt they would carry on like that in a restaurant or at work. They disturb others in the pub. They are behaving like assholes.

Sometimes, a quiet word works.

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2 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

I'm not sure I like that tolerant attitude of yours..... ;-) 

I figured he might be a lobbyist...:D

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3 hours ago, Bryanjb said:

Yesterday when at the dinghy dock, a guy was telling his dog to attack us, he and his girlfriend thought it funny.  It was growling and barking. I told him if his fucking dog bit me I'd kill it and punch him in the face. He quit and pulled the dog back but you know he's the asshole in the anchorage playing loud music late at night.  Some people are just douche bags, sorry never took Latin just wood and metal shop.

Then there is the occasional irredeemable twatwaffle. I'm with you on the response. If someone ordered his dog to bite my wife, there would be serious repercussions. 

1 hour ago, Israel Hands said:

I figured he might be a lobbyist...:D

No. Independent oil and gas operator.  

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2 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

Then there is the occasional irredeemable twatwaffle. I'm with you on the response. If someone ordered his dog to bite my wife, there would be serious repercussions. 

That'd be assault with a deadly weapon here in Maine, and justify appropriate responses.  Hard to fault the dog.  Need a law that permits us to shoot the handler instead.

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5 hours ago, Albatros said:

Anus nauticus

 

so Bull, did you miss out on Martialis ? the latin teacher had the good humour to task me with reading, translating and explaining his pornographic poems, that as the final examination in last year secondary school, passed with distinction.

Funny, our class was given a similar motivation - translating Ovid's Ars Amatoria.  Advice for the ages.

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22 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

I tend to be careful about calling people whose tastes differ from mine assholes. 

I just got done with a week of heli skiing. I'm sure that to some, flying a kerosene guzzling machine around pristine mountains so that I can carve turns in perfect, untracked, powder snow marks me as a selfish asshole, but judge not, lest ye be judged. 

Maybe you like cross country, and look down your nose at downhill skiers. Maybe you Tele ski. Guess what, nobody fucking cares that you Tele. 

If someone is doing something I find annoying on the water, I either move, or I talk to them. Either way, the results are usually satisfactory. People are rarely intentionally annoying. If I find myself DDW from a genset and can't move, say we're in a mooring field, rowing over and talking to the skipper has always worked, especially when accompanied by the bribe of a drink. 

i find wind generators directly upwind to be every bit as annoying as diesel gensets. 

Jet skis anywhere near other people.

Dunno about your heli-skiing caper. I spent a fair amount of time in helicopters over the ice for work and hate the things.  If you were operating/being flown in an area where people went for the enjoyment of the scenery and to get away from noises like that - yeah IMO you're being selfish. It only takes one to spoil things for lots of others.

Just to be clear it's not the access & skiing in such places I'd object to, it's the noise of the chopper. No noise, no problem.

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Not sure which Kootenay lodge CL was at, but I live in the middle of heli-ski country. Used to be at our house, if you were asleep at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, you weren't asleep at 8:31. One pleasant phone conversation with the lodge manager, and the flight path got changed, even though the most direct route was right over our house. Don't even hear the choppers any more.

Backcountry ski lodges employ a lot of people around here, and they tend to be pretty conscious of their impact. The biggest concern is probably the mountain caribou around Revelstoke, and they do a lot of mitigation around that.

Yes, I've been hiking alone on some gorgeous mountain ridge and had a heli-hiking group dropped off nearby, but a conversation with the guide and you know which ridges to avoid on what days.

And yes, they burn a lot of dinosaur juice. Probably not as much as some of the other industries in the Kootenays. All in all, not more than a minor irritant.

Oh... and I tele. (Sorry about that.)

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On 2/26/2020 at 9:25 PM, Cruisin Loser said:

I tend to be careful about calling people whose tastes differ from mine assholes. 

Maybe you like cross country, and look down your nose at downhill skiers. Maybe you Tele ski. Guess what, nobody fucking cares that you Tele. 

I'm a tele skier. Not a very good one. It's a lot of work.

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32 minutes ago, kdh said:

I'm a tele skier. Not a very good one. It's a lot of work.

Now I feel like an asshole.

That comment is more aimed at the people who believe Tele confers a moral high ground. BMiller is a tele skier, and a very good one, but lacks the haughty attitude.

Just got back from a week of Heli. There were a few boarders, but no Teles. 

I does look like a lot of work, more than I'm willing to do.

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What is tele-skiing please? And why can it confer haughtiness on some?

Factoid: skiing is the only word in English with the letter"i" beside itself, and I'm available for pub quizzes.

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I believe it refers to this: Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. Telemark skiing is named after the Telemark region of Norway, where the discipline originated.

If I could ski more would like to learn that just because it looks elegant, so smooth and relaxed - 2 qualities I have yet to achieve with normal skis.  I did manage to progress from the probably gonna die on this run feeling. 

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Heels are free so that you can skin uphill. But it is for the folks who have all that time to learn and do it well. Can't see how anyone could master telemark AND be an accomplished sailor...AND have a career job.

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My parents were too cheap to take us skiing when we were kids, so my brother and I used to strap on some nordic (cross country) skis and ski in the woods near our house. I learned the telemark technique doing that and just kept doing it when I could afford a lift ticket.

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2 hours ago, kdh said:

My parents were too cheap to take us skiing when we were kids, so my brother and I used to strap on some nordic (cross country) skis and ski in the woods near our house. I learned the telemark technique doing that and just kept doing it when I could afford a lift ticket.

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That's pretty nice form, good hand position. 

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Tele is a fine form of skiing, the problem is that some (present company excluded) think it qualifies them as inhabiting a higher plane of existence.  The bicycle equivalent are the hipsters on fixed gear bikes...  arguably it is harder to tele half decently compared to fixed boot downhill.

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9 minutes ago, sculpin said:

hipsters

Like a beatnik?

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Sorry. I seemed to have pushed this thread a little off course. Let's see if we can't nudge it back towards the middle.

CL's point was some telemark skiers seem to think they are morally more pure, which they feel gives them the right to behave like assholes. Many of you will have limited exposure to telemarkers, so substitute "bicycle rider"and you will understand the type.

I have no idea where that feeling of moral certainty originates; certainly, they all drive fossil fuel vehicles to the trailhead. (Except one guy around here a few years ago who ran his diesel car on used frying grease. He might have truly been more pure, but he was still an asshole because he left everyone driving behind  him with a craving for french fries.)

The point has also been made in this thread that sometimes, it is not assholedness at work, but rather ignorance. A quiet word will set the world right.

I've dealt with assholes in the past. I may even have been one on occasion. But no more. If an asshole is present, I leave. And I try not to be one.

 

One last word on telemarking: the best tip I ever got (I probably read it in Paul Parker's book) is: don't think about pushing one foot forward. Think about dropping the other foot back. Looks the same, but it makes keeping your balance way easier.

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On 2/27/2020 at 10:29 AM, Bryanjb said:

Yesterday when at the dinghy dock, a guy was telling his dog to attack us, he and his girlfriend thought it funny.  It was growling and barking. I told him if his fucking dog bit me I'd kill it and punch him in the face. He quit and pulled the dog back but you know he's the asshole in the anchorage playing loud music late at night.  Some people are just douche bags, sorry never took Latin just wood and metal shop.

Whether on water or land, irresponsible d-bag-ish dog owners really piss off the majority of us who (try to at least) teach our dogs some manners.  In addition to being A-holes, there's the added guilt-by-association thing.  There's probably the same dynamic in every community - irresponsible boaters make the responsible sailors look bad.  Irresponsible skiiers piss off responsible skiiers.

And count me in as another telemarking pin-head, or I used to be when I had younger knees and lived near mountains.  Free the Heel!

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12 hours ago, mcmurdo said:

One last word on telemarking: the best tip I ever got (I probably read it in Paul Parker's book) is: don't think about pushing one foot forward. Think about dropping the other foot back. Looks the same, but it makes keeping your balance way easier. 

Oof!  The number of times I tried to push the front ski forward and simply stepped on my other ski tip - with predictably disastrous results! 

For me the breakthrough was being told to step uphill then drop the trailing ski back, almost like a stem-christie but for telemark.  Probably only works on icy eastern hardpack.  I had to re-learn everything when I lived out west and encountered meaningful powder.

Sorry, if we telemarkers seem to be hijacking the thread.  We don't mean to , we're just so err... special and important... :unsure:

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7 minutes ago, Corryvreckan said:

Sorry, if we telemarkers seem to be hijacking the thread.  We don't mean to , we're just so err... special and important...

Hmmm... Let me get out my Latin dictionary and see what I can come up with. ;)

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22 minutes ago, Bull City said:

Hmmm... Let me get out my Latin dictionary and see what I can come up with. ;)

Culus librecalcaneus, perhaps?  A distant cousin of C. nauticus.

Culus nauticus can often be found installing newfangled doodads on their boat, which they do seasonally.  The peak of this activity occurs during periods when other boaters are cleaning the boatyard, repairing the docks and performing other tasks necessary to preserve the yacht club environment.  C. nauticus is particularly fond of driving their dinghies at full speed through the mooring field while divers are underwater preparing the moorings.

A prominent subspecies of C. nauticus is the Racy nautical a-hole, C. nauticus litigious, known for aggressively using the rules against beginning racers.  It is believed that this behaviour is a territorial defense strategy as it effectively discourages new competition from joining the races.

Care must be taken however, not to confuse C. nauticus with Caputossum nauticus the nautical bonehead.  While their behaviours may appear similar on casual observation, repeat monitoring reveals that Caputossum will more readily alter their behaviour based upon input from other members of the community.  Some observers report that modest application of rum, beer and occasionally scotch will accelerate this transition on Caputossum.  Thus, Caputossum usually responds well to training.

Culus nauticus, can thus be recognized by their resistance to behaviour modification, whether given encouragement or discouragement as feedback.  Even modest amounts of alcohol are strongly contra-indicated.

 

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Class warfare on the slopes is brutal. Being a white male, I've never felt discrimination in my life, until I strapped on a snowboard. 

 

Growing up in Vermont within a couple miles of the local ski area, I skied my entire life. There was racing all season, ski team practice in fall, downhill skiing filled your life. When I was 55, kids now safely skiers and on their own, I told my family 'I can't ski another foot'. I was done and in that we (then) ski at a small seaside area on the coast of Maine that isn't too challenging, I was dead bored with skiing. 

 

So as my family gave me no option, I took up the snowboard. My wife had already done so years before and our son was a boarder. 

 

One of my first visits to a large downhill center once I was proficient enough (it's not that hard to learn snowboarding even at 55 - if you take your time), I noticed in the lift lines I was getting some strange looks. For starters, trays at some areas are a little like fiberglass boats to wooden boat snobs. When you've got a helmet on and nearly completely covered, the discrimination is all in the tray. 

 

But it gets worse when some people realize after they check you out, ",hey..that guy is not a kid!" You notice the scorns from a few people in the lift line. You feel it and start to wonder as a mother gathers her kids closer as you approach. ',...is he an axe murderer,  pedo?'. 

 

Our family of four from a few years ago: 1 skier and 3 from the dark side. I learned to stick with my own people in the lift lines. 

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Vermont? Now that's a surprise. Is that Lost Valley? My uncle used to work at Squaw in Greenville near Moosehead Lake. I ski at Sunday River at least once a year with my daughter.

The original skiing in this area involved one big pole, so we pinheads aren't really doing it right.

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Anybody who has been on nordic skis more than a few times has found themselves at the top of a steep, icy slope, where they had to make a decision. Do I descend on this flimsy equipment and face certain dismemberment and death, or do I stay here and hope Spring arrives before I starve? Which is why nordic skiers always have a whack of energy bars in their kit.

Telemark these days is a totally different beast. Rigid plastic boots, cable bindings, metal-edged shaped skis... even the guy skiing with the pole has the modern boots and cable bindings (see that red thing on his right heel?). Not to mention the cowboy hat, which makes it dead easy.

And both of the photos show people telemarking on groomed resort slopes. Put them in unpacked deep snow with a breakable crust, and you would see a completely different picture. (Among other things, they would have cuts all over their face from doing faceplants into those icy shards.)

One way to single out the telemark snobs: they have two bumper stickers. One says "Telemark: If it was easy, they would have called it snowboarding." (Okay, that one's actually funny.) And they have another that simply says Mad River Glen, even though they've never been within 500 kilometres of the place.

Snow is a fact of life in (most of) Canada, so one had better learn to enjoy it, in whatever fashion they can. No point in being snobbish about it.

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1 hour ago, mcmurdo said:

Anybody who has been on nordic skis more than a few times has found themselves at the top of a steep, icy slope, where they had to make a decision. Do I descend on this flimsy equipment and face certain dismemberment and death, or do I stay here and hope Spring arrives before I starve? Which is why nordic skiers always have a whack of energy bars in their kit.

 

Been there.  I was actually kind of bummed when the folks who maintain the trails north of Ottawa straightened out some of the runs down towards Meech Lake - those used to be real tests of your mettle. 

The breakable crust you mention is pretty much the skiing equivalent of leftover slop in light winds - nobody looks good in it. 

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3 hours ago, kdh said:

Vermont? Now that's a surprise. Is that Lost Valley?

My photo says Middlebury Snowbowl but it may also be Killington or Pico Mt.(now owned by K). Those are the only places we used at that time visiting family. 

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4 hours ago, mcmurdo said:

Anybody who has been on nordic skis more than a few times has found themselves at the top of a steep, icy slope

Hell, yes. Mount Washington.

Skied up it, was on my ass for most of the trip down. 

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On 2/28/2020 at 4:01 PM, mcmurdo said:

Sorry. I seemed to have pushed this thread a little off course. Let's see if we can't nudge it back towards the middle.

CL's point was some telemark skiers seem to think they are morally more pure, which they feel gives them the right to behave like assholes. Many of you will have limited exposure to telemarkers, so substitute "bicycle rider"and you will understand the type.

I have no idea where that feeling of moral certainty originates; certainly, they all drive fossil fuel vehicles to the trailhead. (Except one guy around here a few years ago who ran his diesel car on used frying grease. He might have truly been more pure, but he was still an asshole because he left everyone driving behind  him with a craving for french fries.)

The point has also been made in this thread that sometimes, it is not assholedness at work, but rather ignorance. A quiet word will set the world right.

I've dealt with assholes in the past. I may even have been one on occasion. But no more. If an asshole is present, I leave. And I try not to be one.

 

One last word on telemarking: the best tip I ever got (I probably read it in Paul Parker's book) is: don't think about pushing one foot forward. Think about dropping the other foot back. Looks the same, but it makes keeping your balance way easier.

That tip helped me.  Another one that took me years to learn was to release the edges and start the turn before switching which ski was in the lead. Once I got that, the smooth seemingly effortless linked turns just flowed. Quite fatiguing though.  My knees can't take it anymore, so even when on telemark gear, I mostly parallel turn.  

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On 2/28/2020 at 8:59 AM, Black Sox said:

Factoid: skiing is the only word in English with the letter"i" beside itself, and I'm available for pub quizzes.

Hawaii

 

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Telemarking on skis with metal edges and cable bindings, with over the ankle boots is trivial, compared to skiing downhill on nordic racing skis. 

Back in '74 we had to practice for the NY State meet and the only snow in March that year near Rochester was man-made at resorts. Lignostone does not work on Eastern ice base. 

 

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11 hours ago, LionessRacing said:

Hawaii

 

Names don't count.

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15 hours ago, Fleetwood said:

Names don't count.

Hawaiian skiing 

 

 

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On 2/28/2020 at 11:59 AM, Black Sox said:

What is tele-skiing please? And why can it confer haughtiness on some?

Factoid: skiing is the only word in English with the letter"i" beside itself, and I'm available for pub quizzes.

is

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On 2/27/2020 at 3:29 PM, Bryanjb said:

sorry never took Latin just wood and metal shop. 

Consider yourself lucky!

I had Latin for 5 years and all I can remeber are the quotes from Asterix. Most useless language ever.

 

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On 2/28/2020 at 11:59 AM, Black Sox said:

What is tele-skiing please? And why can it confer haughtiness on some?

Factoid: skiing is the only word in English with the letter"i" beside itself, and I'm available for pub quizzes.

 

iiwi | ēˈēˌwē | noun (plural same or iiwis) a Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long, down-curved bill and mainly bright red plumage. Vestiaria coccinea, family Drepanididae (or Fringillidae).

Diindolylmethane is a natural substance generated when the body breaks down indole-3-carbinol , a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale. Available in supplement form, diindolylmethane is said to offer a range of health benefits.

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13 hours ago, Bull City said:
On 2/28/2020 at 4:59 PM, Black Sox said:

What is tele-skiing please? And why can it confer haughtiness on some?

Factoid: skiing is the only word in English with the letter"i" beside itself, and I'm available for pub quizzes.

 

iiwi | ēˈēˌwē | noun (plural same or iiwis) a Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long, down-curved bill and mainly bright red plumage. Vestiaria coccinea, family Drepanididae (or Fringillidae).

Diindolylmethane is a natural substance generated when the body breaks down indole-3-carbinol , a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale. Available in supplement form, diindolylmethane is said to offer a range of health benefits.

Bull, my comment was light-hearted but it appears you've gone all serious 'n' shit on me. You and @LionessRacing upthread. (That you knew about both of those words is seriously impressive.)

I was going to let it go, let you both have your respective days in the semantical sun but it's Saturday morning, I've read the paper and still have some coffe left so no.

Hawaii is a proper noun (the name of a person, place or thing) so it doesn't count on that count. It also doesn't count on account of the fact that it's not English, So we can doubly discount it. And while we're at it, I have seen it spelt with an apostrophe Hawai'i and that would discount it again because the two is aren't beside each other. Three strikes; it's definitely out

The first two also apply to your iiwi.

Diindolylmethane, while not a Hawaiin word, is a proper noun. Sorry.

Now I feel so much better and my coffee's all gone. Think I'll go see my mum. She has advanced dementia and will certainly not try to correct me.

Have a good day.

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2 hours ago, Black Sox said:

Bull, my comment was light-hearted but it appears you've gone all serious 'n' shit on me. You and @LionessRacing upthread. (That you knew about both of those words is seriously impressive.)

I was going to let it go, let you both have your respective days in the semantical sun but it's Saturday morning, I've read the paper and still have some coffe left so no.

Hawaii is a proper noun (the name of a person, place or thing) so it doesn't count on that count. It also doesn't count on account of the fact that it's not English, So we can doubly discount it. And while we're at it, I have seen it spelt with an apostrophe Hawai'i and that would discount it again because the two is aren't beside each other. Three strikes; it's definitely out

The first two also apply to your iiwi.

Diindolylmethane, while not a Hawaiin word, is a proper noun. Sorry.

Now I feel so much better and my coffee's all gone. Think I'll go see my mum. She has advanced dementia and will certainly not try to correct me.

Have a good day.

What about the American word, brewskiing, meaning to be drinking beer? As in "My friends and I were brewskiing after the football match." :P

According to Wikipedia, "The word ski comes from the Old Norse word skíð which means 'cleft wood', 'stick of wood' or 'ski'." And further says, "Prior to 1920, English usage of 'skee' and 'snow-shoe' was often seen." One could argue that "ski" is no more English than Hawaii, but I wouldn't.;)

Sorry about your mum. I know how how you must feel.

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14 hours ago, Black Sox said:

Bull, my comment was light-hearted but it appears you've gone all serious 'n' shit on me. You and @LionessRacing upthread. (That you knew about both of those words is seriously impressive.)

I was going to let it go, let you both have your respective days in the semantical sun but it's Saturday morning, I've read the paper and still have some coffe left so no.

Hawaii is a proper noun (the name of a person, place or thing) so it doesn't count on that count. It also doesn't count on account of the fact that it's not English, So we can doubly discount it. And while we're at it, I have seen it spelt with an apostrophe Hawai'i and that would discount it again because the two is aren't beside each other. Three strikes; it's definitely out

The first two also apply to your iiwi.

Diindolylmethane, while not a Hawaiin word, is a proper noun. Sorry.

Now I feel so much better and my coffee's all gone. Think I'll go see my mum. She has advanced dementia and will certainly not try to correct me.

Have a good day.

What's wrong with diindolylmethane? It's just the name of a compound, nix that and you'd have to disallow bronze, steel, methane, cocaine,.....

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15 hours ago, Black Sox said:

Bull, my comment was light-hearted but it appears you've gone all serious 'n' shit on me. You and @LionessRacing upthread. (That you knew about both of those words is seriously impressive.)

I was going to let it go, let you both have your respective days in the semantical sun but it's Saturday morning, I've read the paper and still have some coffe left so no.

Hawaii is a proper noun (the name of a person, place or thing) so it doesn't count on that count. It also doesn't count on account of the fact that it's not English, So we can doubly discount it. And while we're at it, I have seen it spelt with an apostrophe Hawai'i and that would discount it again because the two is aren't beside each other. Three strikes; it's definitely out

The first two also apply to your iiwi.

Diindolylmethane, while not a Hawaiin word, is a proper noun. Sorry.

Now I feel so much better and my coffee's all gone. Think I'll go see my mum. She has advanced dementia and will certainly not try to correct me.

Have a good day.

Hawaii may be a proper noun, but Hawaiian is not a noun, so Hawaiian skiing while Grafittiing iiwi while hi on diindolymethane negates your assertion, since your mum won't correct you. 

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All riight, all riight!!!

II surrender iin the iinterest of peace between our natiions.

Iis thiis what happened to @Snaggletooth

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Snagglese born as an act of defiance against grammar and spelling Nazi's?   Plausible, very plausible.

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On 3/6/2020 at 10:36 PM, 10thTonner said:

Consider yourself lucky!

I had Latin for 5 years and all I can remeber are the quotes from Asterix. Most useless language ever.

 

I never learned much Latin except in medical words.  

In all fairness, knowing some Latin is useful for medical people and for people learning a Romance* language.

*If you already learned Latin and then go on later to learn some French, Italian, etc.

When I was in college we had a defrocked Jesuit priest that taught philosophy (of course).  He was always a hit at parties, regaling us with dirty limericks in Latin.  

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1 hour ago, Ed Lada said:

I never learned much Latin except in medical words.  

In all fairness, knowing some Latin is useful for medical people and for people learning a Romance* language.

*If you already learned Latin and then go on later to learn some French, Italian, etc.

When I was in college we had a defrocked Jesuit priest that taught philosophy (of course).  He was always a hit at parties, regaling us with dirty limericks in Latin.  

Yea, yea. French, Italian, that's what they told us. Guess what? I didn't have time to learn a second Romanic language beacuse a) English was more important anyway and b) the rest of my time was wasted with Latin. So if you want to learn Italian, then what's wrong with learning, well, Italian in the first place? You only have one live! I do speak a little bit Italian and it was fairly easy to learn but I still think my Italian would be better now without the detour via Fucking Lingua Latina.

And speaking of medical terminology: Nobody at school taught me words like "gastros"  for stomach or "nephros" for kidney... Beacuse they do not appear in the classic texts and - more important  - because they're GREEK anyway! Like about 1/3 to 1/2 of all medical terminology. So when I entered medical school I was as clueless as anybody else. When I wrote my thesis on liver transplantation ("hepar" = liver = Greek btw), I cited exactly 203 resources. 201 were in English, two were in German. And zhat is only becazue I AM German :D ...

 

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I went to a Jesuit boarding school for four years

In the Jesuit seminaries, the dining room was known as the refectory. The joke was that over the door of the refectory, it was customary to have  the inscription, He knows his faith, in Latin, Fidem Scit, which rhymes with "Feed 'em shit," in the Church pronunciation.

Another thing...

On 3/8/2020 at 5:43 PM, 10thTonner said:

I do speak a little bit Italian and it was fairly easy to learn but I still think my Italian would be better now without the detour via Fucking Lingua Latina.

10th Tonner, you seem to be saying there was no value in studying Latin. I don't agree. I think there are a number of benefits. In your case, Italian was probably easy to learn because of your background in Latin.

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I learned a new one today Omnes ad stercus...Something like it’s gone to shit or we’re in the shit. 

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46 minutes ago, Elegua said:

I learned a new one today Omnes ad stercus...Something like it’s gone to shit or we’re in the shit. 

I find "we're fucked" covers a lot of bases.

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2 hours ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

David Geffen qualifies as a supreme nautical asshole, a billionaire posting to Instagram about his self-isolation these days in the Grenadines aboard his super yacht....

https://globalnews.ca/news/6749692/david-geffen-superyacht-coronavirus-isolation-post/

What a fin de la cloche.

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2 hours ago, Misbehavin' said:

What a fin de la cloche.

I don't think Geffen's antics would go over well in Denmark.

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On 3/30/2020 at 11:34 PM, Bull City said:

I don't think Geffen's antics would go over well in Denmark.

He would have been keelhauled, for being a "culus nauticus", together with Denmarks richest man, who has decided to lay off a lot of his staff and at the same time taking advantage of the states emergency economic relief fund, while having a personal net worth of about 8 billion USD according to Forbes. He's the largest individual private land owner in UK as well, just to put things into perspective.

Let's just say, he isn't very popular in Denmark at the moment.

 

Edit: I just re-read the article, and realised that Geffen is worth exactly the same...

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wow. I've never  'been' so many places in one thread... so fast.

I did learn a bit...

By the end of it, I had to look out the window to determine where I was...

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I re-discovered another species today Culus Nauticus Musicis and sub species Culus Nauticus Musicis Rusticus. These would be the power boaters who inhabit mostly freshwater environments and who instinctually believe that all other creatures share their love of their music, usually Country music, and therefore they play it loudly on their boats sound system so that all within 1,000 yards or more can hear it.

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4 hours ago, Bull City said:

I re-discovered another species today Culus Nauticus Musicis and sub species Culus Nauticus Musicis Rusticus. These would be the power boaters who inhabit mostly freshwater environments and who instinctually believe that all other creatures share their love of their music, usually Country music, and therefore they play it loudly on their boats sound system so that all within 1,000 yards or more can hear it.

In Canadian we call them "Fucking assholes".

We respond with the classic "I fart in your general direction!"

It carries a bit more weight now, if you can smell it, you caught it.

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