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Old 04-11-2012   #11
 
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I guess I should have picked something harder. But the point is, don't act all pompous. That's why I shut my dam mouth about people mislabeling just about everything in whitewater, ask my friends, I've never said a word.
But don't confuse a figure eight on a bight from a figure eight follow through, they may look the same but serve totally different purposes... and why do they call it a water knot anything, when it is really an overhand follow through? Makes no sense to me, but for some reason I know what people are talking about.
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Old 04-11-2012   #12
 
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"Row" or "Oar"

Personally, I believe that whichever you go with, it would sound better if you add an "Arrr" at the end. You know, just in case you are feeling like a drunken pirate.

p.s. Emmie...MY Abbey quote kicks your Abbey quote's ass.
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Old 04-12-2012   #13
 
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Now we're getting somewhere!
Arrrgghh!
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Old 04-12-2012   #14
 
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Im a snowboarder but when I go to the mountain I say Im going sking. Doesnt really matter just going down the mountain having a good time. Rowing or oaring just having a good time.
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Your Ed Abbey quote does kick ass
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...and then there was that time they took it too seriously. Oh, that's right, inflection does not translate to text.
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...and then there was that time they took it too seriously. Oh, that's right, inflection does not translate to text.
It does when you're oaring.
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Old 04-12-2012   #18
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Never heard of anyone being called an rowsman, only an oarsman
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Old 04-12-2012   #19
 
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Is it like the difference between hoing down the river and whoring down the river?
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Actually oaring and rowing are synonyms so both are correct - it's called a dictionary people.

Oaring - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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