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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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Today's topic: sailing

aloof - Comes from sailing, in which ships keep clear of coastal rocks by holding the vessel "luff"—"to the windward"; so, to hold "a-luff" means to "keep clear." More...

jibe - Meaning "be compatible, consistent," it may come from the earlier jibe, "to shift a sail from side to side while sailing in the wind." More...

plain sailing - Probably comes from plane sailing, a way of determining a ship's position based on its moving on a plane (flat surface). More...

aback - Originated in sailing, as a ship was taken aback when a strong gust of wind suddenly blew the sails back against the mast, causing the ship to stop momentarily. More...

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coag
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 3:27:19 AM

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This reminded me of Sailing by Christopher Cross.
thar
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 4:24:01 AM

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Or I am sailing by Rod Stewart

(not an official video, nothing to do with him or his views on anything. A video made on the ship for the crew to sing along in the hangar space)


this is them singing - don't know if and how it is related, or when each was made, but this is the ship's company singing it

crew and band of the Ark Royal - We are sailing


for anybody who watches the video, where they have the song list - "Sailing" then "Remember you're a Womble" by the crew of the Ark Royal - and the comment "once in a while a song comes along so emotional it sends a tingle down your spine". Yes, the wombles will do that. Whistle
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