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5 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Haha.  But it's a particular bugbear of mine that American visitors to Ireland seem to be the least likely to learn how to pronounce placenames.  Most Irish placenames in English are English-language transliterations of the Irish-language names, but pronounced similar to the Irish name.

For example, Donegal is pronounced  DUN-ig-AWL (like the Irish Dhún na nGall), but every summer we are awash with Americans talking about Donny GAL.

Similar with Dalkey, which is pronounced DAW-kee, but called slaughtered as Dall KEY by the Americans, with a short "a" like the first syllable of "California".

I long ago developed a firm policy on this.  If tourists asking for directions or other travel advice actually ask how to pronounce, then I take the time to help them learn and make them feel welcome.  But if they get it badly wrong and don't check, then I go full wiley peasant and feed them a pile of verbose theatrics to make their heads explode.

It’s pronounced “Dunnigall hi”

 

 

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Jesus, we get it, you think Americans suck. Good for you miss high and mighty. It’s not long ago you were by far the poorest country in Europe, hat in hand over here. Maybe Intel, EMC, Dell, Microsoft, HP, Apple etc all should have stayed home. Maybe the ugly American tourists who spend three quarters of a billion dollars a year in your little country, like twice what the brits spend and far more than anybody else, all should have stayed home. You made your point, the average American who comes over there to spend money and hasn’t memorized all your bullshit first isn’t up to your lofty standards. Meanwhile the Irish who come over here can’t find their way out of New York City or Florida, know fuck all about the other 48 states, get sunburned on day 1, and don’t spend shit. I liked you better when you were pissing on poor harmless Sam Holmes who suffered the high seas alone to get to Ireland, smiled and waved your flag, but said a word wrong and is therefore an asshole along with the rest of us.

Please fuck all the way off.

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16 minutes ago, loneshark64 said:

Jesus, we get it, you think Americans suck. Good for you miss high and mighty. It’s not long ago you were by far the poorest country in Europe, hat in hand over here. Maybe Intel, EMC, Dell, Microsoft, HP, Apple etc all should have stayed home. Maybe the ugly American tourists who spend three quarters of a billion dollars a year in your little country, like twice what the brits spend and far more than anybody else, all should have stayed home. You made your point, the average American who comes over there to spend money and hasn’t memorized all your bullshit first isn’t up to your lofty standards. Meanwhile the Irish who come over here can’t find their way out of New York City or Florida, know fuck all about the other 48 states, get sunburned on day 1, and don’t spend shit. I liked you better when you were pissing on poor harmless Sam Holmes who suffered the high seas alone to get to Ireland, smiled and waved your flag, but said a word wrong and is therefore an asshole along with the rest of us.

Please fuck all the way off.

What you described perfectly there is “irish amnesia”

 


 

 

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14 minutes ago, loneshark64 said:

Jesus, we get it, you think Americans suck.

Not so. I do not think Americans suck.  (Two of my three closest friends are Americans).

I do think that some Americans suck, but by no means all or even most.  It's very much a minority thing.  It's just that Americans who come here suck at a higher rate than other nationalities, and do so in sadly predictable ways. 

19 minutes ago, loneshark64 said:

Please fuck all the way off.

Love you too. 

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52 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

The only Asian tourists we get in Ireland in any quantity are Japanese, and recently some Chinese.  Both travel in groups, the Japanese photograph absolutely everything, and  both are scrupulously polite. Almost painfully polite.

Comparing them to the American tourists we get is sadly like comparing a nun to a hungry elephant.

It may be different in other parts of the world.

You've never been to Disneyland. Or virtually anywhere in the US with a line. Rudest most pushy people I have ever encountered, anywhere.

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Just now, bmiller said:

You've never been to Disneyland. Or virtually anywhere in the US with a line.

One of my life goals is to maintain my tally of zero visits to any theme park of any kind.  My idea of a nightmare. I had to work very hard on myself to just smile politely and make supportive noises when one of my dearest friends told me that she was busting the bank to take her child there.

i also dislike crowds, so I try hard to avoid queues.  But i am happy to take your word that in such horrors, some sets of people are worse than others.

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4 hours ago, loneshark64 said:

Jesus, we get it, you think Americans suck. Good for you miss high and mighty. It’s not long ago you were by far the poorest country in Europe, hat in hand over here. Maybe Intel, EMC, Dell, Microsoft, HP, Apple etc all should have stayed home. Maybe the ugly American tourists who spend three quarters of a billion dollars a year in your little country, like twice what the brits spend and far more than anybody else, all should have stayed home. You made your point, the average American who comes over there to spend money and hasn’t memorized all your bullshit first isn’t up to your lofty standards. Meanwhile the Irish who come over here can’t find their way out of New York City or Florida, know fuck all about the other 48 states, get sunburned on day 1, and don’t spend shit. I liked you better when you were pissing on poor harmless Sam Holmes who suffered the high seas alone to get to Ireland, smiled and waved your flag, but said a word wrong and is therefore an asshole along with the rest of us.

Please fuck all the way off.

She only comes here to pick fights that she's not game to pick over in PA.

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35 minutes ago, Sea warrior said:

Not sure if this lad will be updating his travels on YouTube but his intentions seems interesting 

 

 

He mispronounced bolognese, that culturally ignorant bastard. 

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9 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

She only comes here to pick fights that she's not game to pick over in PA.

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You think you need “game” to post in PA?
 

Lol

 

All I see posting down there are people with IQs of around 80 (such as yourself) and who’s only talent appears to be the ability to downvote, hurling ad hominem insults and the occasional racist invective at anyone with a dissenting opinion.

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4 minutes ago, Elegua said:

He mispronounced bolognese, that culturally ignorant bastard. 

Well, in his defense, he is from Limrick so we should be thankful that he didn’t stab the interviewer.

 

 

 

 

**Stab city**

 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

Meanwhile this guy is becoming a bigger and bigger wanker

 

Yeah… and who are these women who seem to line up to go sailing with a guy who sinks all the time and wants to video their bikini ass crack under water?

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I'm American as most of you know. A good portion of Americans that travel embarrass the hell out of me when I am abroad. Making an attempt to pronounce place names correctly just isn't that hard. It's not whether you get it right or not, it the attempt to get it right. Using my lousy Spanish in Mexico gets a much better reaction than speaking english. People hate us in other countries, sometimes for very good reasons. if you don't understand the term "ugly American", you haven't traveled much. That's what I think.

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Quite literally… one time, short on sleep and time, I was trying to find the american ticket counters in… Zürich, I think… when I noticed a distinct flow of remarkably fat, pale, unattractive fish swimming in a particular direction.  So I followed them. Sure enough, they led me straight back home.  Oddly enough, the ticket counters for certain middle-eastern countries were sequestered in the same wing.  All under the watch of military police bearing machine guns and dark glasses.  Casually disinviting us all.

As you swim upstream to the USA through the air traffic system, it really is obvious.  All along the way, people get fatter and paler.  And louder.  

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26 minutes ago, Russell Brown said:

I'm American as most of you know. A good portion of Americans that travel embarrass the hell out of me when I am abroad. Making an attempt to pronounce place names correctly just isn't that hard. It's not whether you get it right or not, it the attempt to get it right. Using my lousy Spanish in Mexico gets a much better reaction than speaking english. People hate us in other countries, sometimes for very good reasons. if you don't understand the term "ugly American", you haven't traveled much. That's what I think.

Like all generalizations it’s only partly true. If you really travel a lot, and possibly away from bordering countries, you’ll find that Americans are not the worst nor even the most visible tourists. Otherwise let’s stoop to the level of jokes about Germans and beach towels, Northern Europeans and public drunkenness, Chinese and queues, Canadians and drug related crimes….etc..

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1 minute ago, Elegua said:

Like all generalizations it’s only partly true. If you really travel a lot, and possibly away from bordering countries, you’ll find that Americans are not the worst nor even the most visible tourists. Otherwise let’s stoop to the level of jokes about Germans and beach towels, Northern Europeans and public drunkenness, Chinese and queues…

But some stereotypes are actually fun:

I ran a field lab for several summers in southern Spain.  The tour busses would pull up right outside the window (and the tour guides would point us out, like some sort of zoo animals.) Yeah, the German (Aleman) busses were almost like something from a Borat movie.  The driver pushed a button and a fucking BAR emerged on hydraulics from what you expected to be the luggage compartment, and the people in their lederhosen and feathered hats crowded around to get their lunch and beer.  Good times.  

Swiss busses - it’s hard to describe but Swiss seem to be so inbred that they all look alike.  One of my college roommates Mom was from Switzerland, and when I’m there, I think I see Dan’s mom going around the corner, like, every block.  When a bus load of them pulls up, somehow it’s just obvious.

One hot summer night, long ago, sitting out all night in Placa de Catalunya because some weird druggie shit was going on in the hostel.  Across from me, the nuclear Japanese family (Papa, Mama, two kids, all dressed impeccably, all with Nikons slung around their necks) were sharing a bench with a couple of tall, generic Eurotrash stoners.  The stoners would pass out and like, lean in on the family, and the whole bench would sort of lean over to the right.  Then the stoners would snort, sit up for a minute.  Everyone would sit up and carefully not look at anyone else.  Then the tall stoner seemed to notice the Japanese family, and he… offered them a handful of joints!  Ever so politely declined.  It was horrifying and hilarious at once.

Just some random brain farts.  

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20 minutes ago, toddster said:

But some stereotypes are actually fun:

I ran a field lab for several summers in southern Spain.  The tour busses would pull up right outside the window (and the tour guides would point us out, like some sort of zoo animals.) Yeah, the German (Aleman) busses were almost like something from a Borat movie.  The driver pushed a button and a fucking BAR emerged on hydraulics from what you expected to be the luggage compartment, and the people in their lederhosen and feathered hats crowded around to get their lunch and beer.  Good times.  

Swiss busses - it’s hard to describe but Swiss seem to be so inbred that they all look alike.  One of my college roommates Mom was from Switzerland, and when I’m there, I think I see Dan’s mom going around the corner, like, every block.  When a bus load of them pulls up, somehow it’s just obvious.

One hot summer night, long ago, sitting out all night in Placa de Catalunya because some weird druggie shit was going on in the hostel.  Across from me, the nuclear Japanese family (Papa, Mama, two kids, all dressed impeccably, all with Nikons slung around their necks) were sharing a bench with a couple of tall, generic Eurotrash stoners.  The stoners would pass out and like, lean in on the family, and the whole bench would sort of lean over to the right.  Then the stoners would snort, sit up for a minute.  Everyone would sit up and carefully not look at anyone else.  Then the tall stoner seemed to notice the Japanese family, and he… offered them a handful of joints!  Ever so politely declined.  It was horrifying and hilarious at once.

Just some random brain farts.  

That’s funny, but those are people, not stereotypes. Imagine getting all bent out of shape because someone isn’t pronouncing Willamette or Tigerd right. That’s just stupid and shallow. 

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1 hour ago, toddster said:

Across from me, the nuclear Japanese family (Papa, Mama, two kids, all dressed impeccably, all with Nikons slung around their necks)

The Nikon-around-neck thing is so ubiquitous among Japanese visitors to Ireland that it might as well be a rule. No Nikon, no travel".

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Seems a good moment to recall an early 90's letter to the editor in the irreverent Whistler newspaper Pique. Evidently, during the peak of Japanese tourism in Whistler, people had been complaining about the sheer numbers of tourists and tour groups from Japan. In response, some wag wrote, "can you imagine this many Irish tourists?"   

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Might also be worth noting specifically that about 10% of Americans identify themselves as being “Irish.” Which is, like, ten times more than people living in Ireland.  Genetic analysis suggests that the true influence is much greater.  

The Irish branch of my family are the only ones (known) that actually had an old-fashioned family feud and old-west gun fight.  (We won, fortunately for me.)

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4 hours ago, Elegua said:

Canadians and drug related crimes….etc..

the quebecois 'cocaine babes' from the Princess cruise? My partner was on their cruise, I had a tournament so couldn't go on the big multi-gen family holiday, but she was saying how they were the only people under 40 on the boat and her brother in law kept trying to hit on the girls who'd show up and pose in the jacuzzi. Blokes in the group were sleazy AF and kept trying to ply my partner with drinks till brother-in-law engaged in some fisticuffs. You'd think you'd keep a lower profile given the line of work they were in. She was certain something odd was going on, that the girls were either paid escorts or mules, and then when one of the men from the group didn't show up on the cruise after a stop and people were tight lipped about their friend.

A little while later, a few of them pop up on the news with some suitcases allegedly full of powder.

I guess they also fit the general topic/theme of bikini babes accepting dubious money to sail somewhere hot. If only they'd signed up for Doodles not the nose candy transport.

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Bias confirmation.

We (in Ireland) expect to see American tourists who are overweight, loud and not polite. So if we see that, it immediately confirms our expectation for that group. What we don’t notice is the significant subset of American visitors who are of a normal BMI and volume, and considerate. So we don’t “report” them to ourselves.

This probably applies to all visitors, everywhere.

Americans are all fat, loud and rude? No, only some.

The Irish are all alcoholic, antagonistic and lazy? No, only some.

Aussies are all fun-loving, laid-back descendants of criminals? No idea.

The English are all arrogant, imperialistic and snobs? OK, maybe this one’s true… B)

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18 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

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Similar with Dalkey, which is pronounced DAW-kee, but called slaughtered as Dall KEY by the Americans, with a short "a" like the first syllable of "California".

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I wonder how its most famous resident, Matt Damon, pronounces it.

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No doubt this Youtube has been posted. Someone posted it on Maine Sailing and Cruising as they are in the area.

Talk was that it's overly dramatic on hazards here. I could only skim it but sure enough, watching it I feel like a child being pandered to. 

Nice kids, sure. But why would anyone - myself included - be interesting sitting in front of a Gopro for a half hour episode?

Un edited, uncrafted,...just 30 minutes of Uncle Bobs 8mm home movie footage skill production. You have to be a rare creature to be interesting full on for 30 minutes without editing. 

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4 minutes ago, Kris Cringle said:

Un edited, uncrafted,...just 30 minutes of Uncle Bobs 8mm home movie footage skill production. You have to be a rare creature to be interesting full on for 30 minutes without editing. 

this is Atticus,the couple who were bought a new boat by the internet ... and then spent a few months moaning that some items needed maintenance.

Isn't this unedited thing the trendy phenomenon called "slow TV"?  

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20 minutes ago, Kris Cringle said:

No doubt this Youtube has been posted. Someone posted it on Maine Sailing and Cruising as they are in the area.

Talk was that it's overly dramatic on hazards here. I could only skim it but sure enough, watching it I feel like a child being pandered to. 

Nice kids, sure. But why would anyone - myself included - be interesting sitting in front of a Gopro for a half hour episode?

Un edited, uncrafted,...just 30 minutes of Uncle Bobs 8mm home movie footage skill production. You have to be a rare creature to be interesting full on for 30 minutes without editing. 

I thought it amusing how dramatic our local venues suddenly became. I never knew. 

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4 hours ago, quick_dry said:

the quebecois 'cocaine babes' from the Princess cruise? My partner was on their cruise, I had a tournament so couldn't go on the big multi-gen family holiday, but she was saying how they were the only people under 40 on the boat and her brother in law kept trying to hit on the girls who'd show up and pose in the jacuzzi. Blokes in the group were sleazy AF and kept trying to ply my partner with drinks till brother-in-law engaged in some fisticuffs. You'd think you'd keep a lower profile given the line of work they were in. She was certain something odd was going on, that the girls were either paid escorts or mules, and then when one of the men from the group didn't show up on the cruise after a stop and people were tight lipped about their friend.

A little while later, a few of them pop up on the news with some suitcases allegedly full of powder.

I guess they also fit the general topic/theme of bikini babes accepting dubious money to sail somewhere hot. If only they'd signed up for Doodles not the nose candy transport.

I tease because it’s common for young Canadians to teach English in many Asian countries for a spell and enough end up in the paper due to getting busted for having or smoking a little pot that it’s become an association. The sad part is local laws don’t distinguish between pot and heroin, at least not for furriners. 

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6 minutes ago, Elegua said:

I thought it amusing how dramatic our local venues suddenly became. I never knew. 

In my skim I got that they are pretty much a motorboat as their sole source of electrical power is a 35 amp alternator. Do they sail? I must have missed that in my skimming. 

 

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13 minutes ago, Kris Cringle said:

In my skim I got that they are pretty much a motorboat as their sole source of electrical power is a 35 amp alternator. Do they sail? I must have missed that in my skimming. 

 

I don't follow them, but I think the story is they refit this old Allied Princess (?) and "suddenly" discovered the bulkheads were rotten and then panhandled money for a new old boat for their future family only to discover that (surprise!) it has a lot of issues too and is not set-up for live-aboard cruising. They are fixing the boat in Maine over the Summer. No idea how real-time. 

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4 hours ago, Black Sox said:

Aussies are all fun-loving, laid-back descendants of criminals?

You forgot “sleeps on your couch all summer, drinks your beer and tries to steal your girlfriend.” Good times.

6 hours ago, toddster said:

Might also be worth noting specifically that about 10% of Americans identify themselves as being “Irish.”

Those are the fat annoying dullard Americans that go back to Ireland to piss off the locals.

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1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

this is Atticus,the couple who were bought a new boat by the internet ... and then spent a few months moaning that some items needed maintenance.

Isn't this unedited thing the trendy phenomenon called "slow TV"?  

I ran into her at the marina, with the dog. Friendly.

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5 hours ago, Black Sox said:

Aussies are all fun-loving, laid-back descendants of criminals? No idea.

FTFY.

I could not possibly comment on that, however. I note that a large number have yet to be caught.

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2 hours ago, Kris Cringle said:

Un edited, uncrafted,...just 30 minutes of Uncle Bobs 8mm home movie footage skill production. You have to be a rare creature to be interesting full on for 30 minutes without editing. 

That's how I would describe my youtube channel too.  Although I try to keep films to 5 min.  I figure no one can handle much more torture than that.

 

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23 minutes ago, Elegua said:

What's the couple with the Gulfstar 40 like IRL? You are blessed with multiple YooTuubers. 

No clue. I did not know that. Did not seek out the atticuses actually, just saw a person walking a dog and I always say hi to dogs if not to people, and had one of those “where do I know this person from moments. I didn’t bring up YouTube and she and the dog were nice enough. 

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2 hours ago, loneshark64 said:

I ran into her at the marina, with the dog. Friendly.

which answers Kris' earlier question "why would anyone...."  the girl is nice looking, looks good in athletiwear and the dog is super cute!

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1 hour ago, loneshark64 said:

No clue. I did not know that. Did not seek out the atticuses actually, just saw a person walking a dog and I always say hi to dogs if not to people, and had one of those “where do I know this person from moments. I didn’t bring up YouTube and she and the dog were nice enough. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIC2x_wF043Ar292yo311fA/videos

They even go to Wiscasset, the town on which I'd most like to drop a low yield nuke.  I hear she is a good rigger. 

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Taylor is back on the water, marauding the ICW. In the 'Talking At The Camera For 15 Minutes, Plus Butt Shots' genera, you could do worse.

Butt shots at 14:45. "Snubber? Snubber?! Not on your life."

 

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22 hours ago, loneshark64 said:

Jesus, we get it, you think Americans suck. Good for you miss high and mighty. It’s not long ago you were by far the poorest country in Europe, hat in hand over here. Maybe Intel, EMC, Dell, Microsoft, HP, Apple etc all should have stayed home. Maybe the ugly American tourists who spend three quarters of a billion dollars a year in your little country, like twice what the brits spend and far more than anybody else, all should have stayed home. You made your point, the average American who comes over there to spend money and hasn’t memorized all your bullshit first isn’t up to your lofty standards. Meanwhile the Irish who come over here can’t find their way out of New York City or Florida, know fuck all about the other 48 states, get sunburned on day 1, and don’t spend shit. I liked you better when you were pissing on poor harmless Sam Holmes who suffered the high seas alone to get to Ireland, smiled and waved your flag, but said a word wrong and is therefore an asshole along with the rest of us.

Please fuck all the way off.

Try the "Ignore" function. It's lowered my blood pressure by several points...when people aren't quoting the Ignored, that is.

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1 hour ago, Diarmuid said:

Taylor is back on the water, marauding the ICW. In the 'Talking At The Camera For 15 Minutes, Plus Butt Shots' genera, you could do worse.

Butt shots at 14:45. "Snubber? Snubber?! Not on your life."

 

I kinda like taylor and not JUST because she's cute, has great bod and the realization that pics of her booty are "monetizable".  Doesn't look like she's gonna go transoceanic but hey!

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5 hours ago, Ajax said:

Try the "Ignore" function. It's lowered my blood pressure by several points...when people aren't quoting the Ignored, that is.

Oh dear, the ignored one won't like that. You'll probably get a downvote, too.

FKT

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7 hours ago, Diarmuid said:

Taylor is back on the water, marauding the ICW. In the 'Talking At The Camera For 15 Minutes, Plus Butt Shots' genera, you could do worse.

Butt shots at 14:45. "Snubber? Snubber?! Not on your life."

 

Good grief.  Motored for 4 hrs on the ICW.  Snore

And we get complaints that Sam is boring. 

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6 hours ago, Ajax said:

Try the "Ignore" function. It's lowered my blood pressure by several points...when people aren't quoting the Ignored, that is.

About 12 months ago, Ajax posted at length about how he deplored "cancel culture". Terrible terrible thing, said Ajax.  Unacceptable behaviour.

Then a few months later, Ajax disagreed that he was outraged that I expressed dissent from some hero-worship of paid killers just 'cos they wear a uniform.  And Ajax launched began a campaign to have me shunned, which it seems he hasn't given up on.

The persistence of the double-standard is amusing. 

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On 8/15/2021 at 6:40 AM, Sea warrior said:

The heck with all the naysayers 

 

 

Can confirm he is a friendly guy. Seems to be in a hurry to get around Ireland and see Europe due to visa issues, which is a bit of a shame as the sw coast here is a nice and underrated cruising area. Just missed fastnet

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9 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

About 12 months ago, Ajax posted at length about how he deplored "cancel culture". Terrible terrible thing, said Ajax.  Unacceptable behaviour.

Then a few months later, Ajax disagreed that he was outraged that I expressed dissent from some hero-worship of paid killers just 'cos they wear a uniform.  And Ajax launched began a campaign to have me shunned, which it seems he hasn't given up on.

The persistence of the double-standard is amusing. 

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Maybe someone has posted this, but this is video three of the series, best watch the first two first to understand the story, but his laid back presentation is impressive, especially for this sail. He needs some kind of protection for his steering position on this racer/cruiser, but I don't see how to provide it.

 

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58 minutes ago, TheDragon said:

Maybe someone has posted this, but this is video three of the series, best watch the first two first to understand the story, but his laid back presentation is impressive, especially for this sail. He needs some kind of protection for his steering position on this racer/cruiser, but I don't see how to provide it.

 

Thanks for sharing.

An interesting boat as well 

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31 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

So what about the Whale on the Deben? You've been awfully quiet about your new-to-you Fisher of late...you haven't been fettling have you? (Oh the horror!)

Only spent a month off the estuary... Orwell, stour, Blackwater, backwaters, ore and alde, crouch and roach.

 

And I have been fixing rather than fettling.

 

Planning to do a film project on the Thames estuary in the winter .... which will now be possible with the Taylor heater and pilot house.

D

 

 

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2 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Only spent a month off the estuary... Orwell, stour, Blackwater, backwaters, ore and alde, crouch and roach.

 

And I have been fixing rather than fettling.

 

Planning to do a film project on the Thames estuary in the winter .... which will now be possible with the Taylor heater and pilot house.

D

 

 

How does one draw the line between fixing and fettling? 

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4 minutes ago, Elegua said:

How does one draw the line between fixing and fettling? 

I think "fixing" is repairing things just enough to get sailing whereas "fettling" is where you continually fiddle with and upgrade things instead of sailing.

I "fettle" in the winter but I only "fix" during the sailing season. I'd rather be sailing. ;)

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20 minutes ago, Ajax said:

I think "fixing" is repairing things just enough to get sailing whereas "fettling" is where you continually fiddle with and upgrade things instead of sailing.

I "fettle" in the winter but I only "fix" during the sailing season. I'd rather be sailing. ;)

Version 2.0:

"Fixing" is repairing things properly so they won't need to be fixed in the same way again. "Fettling" is upgrading things that don't need fixing in order to sail. "Wintering" is repairing things just enough to get sailing again. 

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PS: this is not a criticism of "Wintering" or of Dylan. It's a legitimate way to go if your personality is compatible with it. Mine generally isn't but I realize that I'm not generally like the other girls.

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

I think "fixing" is repairing things just enough to get sailing whereas "fettling" is where you continually fiddle with and upgrade things instead of sailing.

I "fettle" in the winter but I only "fix" during the sailing season. I'd rather be sailing. ;)

In that case, many of my attempts at fixing become unintentional fettling. 

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14 minutes ago, olaf hart said:

I found in France that the locals understand me better if I speak French with an Aussie accent, rather than trying to do a French accent.

So I speak Frozzie…

Pronunciation is overrated..

I have tried to speak my French correctly but it comes out Python-esque which gets you nowhere in Paris. Good enough in Quebec, however.

Last time I was in California a woman said “wow I love your Boston accent, you sound just like Ben Affleck” who is originally from California, while I am from Connecticut. So I told her I was actually Casey Affleck and I think I got away with it and she got to meet somebody famous.

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We just got a local waterfront access park renamed to Tl' awh-ah-dees (ƛ' a Xw a d  i s), the name of the Lushotseed village previously located nearby. Personally I'm a fan of using native names.  The city did provide an online pronunciation guide.

Problems arise for most when attempting to utilize phonemes that don't occur in any language they actually speak. Extra credit for effort. 

Leo probably taught a lot of people how to say Sequim. 

 

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54 minutes ago, Sea warrior said:
4 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

I'll see your Musquodoboit and raise you Kiltimagh

Kill+she+mock

Well done.   It's weird mangling of the Irish name, so not guessable.

And Mayo people are lovely, so no need to be rude about them.

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12 hours ago, robtoujours said:

Much worse than that, in a recent update on Instagram Sam referred to Charles Fort as “Fort Charles”!! This will not go down well with the local gentry 

Yes indeed. The people of Kinsale will be revolting.

Oh, wait…

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3 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Well done.   It's weird mangling of the Irish name, so not guessable.

And Mayo people are lovely, so no need to be rude about them.

I think you’ll find he cheated

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