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December 30, 2007

Some of the things I'm looking forward to getting back to doing are my recreational activities — hobbies, if you will. I've divested myself of the trappings of all but two of the many things I used to do, but have retained my woodworking tools, as well as my model shipbuilding gear.

Just because I haven't been able to actively do either of them, however, doesn't stop me from reading up. I've read and re-read everything I could get my grubby mitts on, and have increased both the depth and breadth of my knowledge, including the specific jargon related thereto.

Here, then, are the Top Ten words/phrases that sound like they may be rude/dirty, but aren't, when used by [model] shipwrights:

10) three butt shift
9) spanker
8) catharpins
7) "worm and parcel with the lay, turn and serve the other way"
6) deadwood
5) snotter
4) butt chock
3) vang
2) dolphin striker
1) futtock

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

Posted by Russ at 04:33 PM, December 30, 2007 in Fun

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Oh oh - where's the Fels Naptha???? (I fear that only the older readers will know that one!)

Posted by: marge at December 30, 2007 10:01 PM

I didn't realize I knew so much about shipbuilding! Looking at that list, I realized that I've done #7 and #10 and I've dated #s 4, 5, 6 and 9!

Posted by: Anonymous at December 31, 2007 03:10 PM

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