Funny definations for sailors and those who don\'t! \"A dictionary for Landlubbers, Old Salts & Armchair Drifters.\"
Abandon: The wild state in which a sailor buys a boat. p. 7
Red Right Returning: Best known of a series of mnemonic phrases designed to help sailors remember critical pieces of nautical information. There are many others, like: cold cod cakes can cause catarrh; binnacle, barnacle, baggy wrinkle, boo!; the flounder in zany pajamas swam quickly by the crabby gravlax. p. 70
"Quite simply the funniest book I have ever read." -- William F. Buckly, jr. Captain of the Suzy Wong (back cover)
FYI Note: this is a large paperback but because Amazon.com lists the paperback under this ISBN number, which is printed on the back of this book, that's the only way it comes up on PBS.
If you need a light-hearted look at sailing, this is it. Anyone who has ever stepped foot on a wind-driven boat will enjoy the humorous approach to the sport/hobby! In dictionary style, an example is: Flashlight-Tubular metal container used for storing dead batteries prior to their disposal. We've all been there!