Sunday, December 24, 2017
Buff LOLs Yachting!!!
Well here's one for the books. I gave me ol' ma an iPhone and she'd has been getting into texting me at all times of night and day. But she says she doesn't understand Buff's replies - all this OMG and LOL nonsense.
So as its Christmas, Buff offers this easy to remember translation of the most common terms:
LOL: Luff Or Leach? Jeez, who can remember which side of the sail is which? Does it matter anyway?
OMG: Or Maybe Goose-winged? That's sailing downwind, not the Christmas day roast, obv.
IMHO: I Might Hike Out. Or not. Probably not.
TLC: Total Lines Cock-up. Typically happens during a spinnaker hoist - the skipper should never have asked for a gybe set
WTF: Wingsail Takes Flight. As in the America's Cup, until that nose dive of course!!
FFS: F*** Foiling Sailing. What traditionalists say about the America's Cup.
BTW: Boat Taking-on Water. Now where's that safety boat?
ISO: I'm Sozzled, Ok? While not technically a sailing thing, it is a good excuse for navigators that "forget" one of the marks
YOLO: Yachting Optional, Lunch Obligatory. 'Nuff said, you know ol' Buff!!
NSFW: Not Sailed For Weeks. JP, I'm looking at you!!!
IRL: I-forget-what-about-the Reaching Line. Seriously, mind's a blank on this one
Well there are probably more but its xmas and ol' Buff needs to lie down for a bit for some mysterious reason. But maybe you can fill in some of the missing ones for me.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
This is Buff Staysail, over - hic - and out!!