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Old 07-23-2010   #1
 
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"Row" or "Oar"

So I have a hard time taking people seriously who say they "oared a raft" down the river. Paddles are used for paddling. Oars are used for rowing. Sure, I know what you mean, but you sound like a complete gaper when you say "oaring."

Just saying. . .

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And a few others.....



Then again I just reposted the jackass running a low head damn, but I was on the Middle Fork not internet buzzing so I claim the river as my excuse....
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I roared the Poudre this morning and loved it. LOVED IT!

I have a hard time taking people serious who analyze other peoples choice of vernacular.



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I oar, Its row merrily down the stream, OAR DOWN THE RIVER!
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Old 07-23-2010   #5
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From a previous thread : Do we
oar(r, [IMG]file:///C:/Users
n.
1. A long, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, used to row or steer a boat.
2. A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
v. oared, oaring, oars
v.tr.
1. To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
2. To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour to oar the strait.
v.intr.
To move forward by or as if by rowing: oared strongly across the finish line.


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v. rowed, rowing, rows
v.intr. Nautical
To propel a boat with or as if with oars.
v.tr.
1. Nautical
a. To propel (a boat) with or as if with oars.
b. To carry in or on a boat propelled by oars.
c. To use (a specified number of oars or people deploying them).
2. To propel or convey in a manner resembling rowing of a boat.
3. Sports
a. To pull (an oar) as part of a racing crew.
b. To race against by rowing.
n. Nautical
1.
a. The act or an instance of rowing.
b. A shift at the oars of a boat.
2. A trip or an excursion in a rowboat



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I think of rowing as pulling backwards and oaring as pushing the oars forward. So I do both. "Row" backwards is almost "oar". If you squint and have a couple of beers.
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I think of rowing as pulling backwards and oaring as pushing the oars forward. So I do both. "Row" backwards is almost "oar". If you squint and have a couple of beers.

Not this again! I agree with above, rowing refers to pulling vs. pushing.

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I think of rowing as pulling backwards and oaring as pushing the oars forward. So I do both. "Row" backwards is almost "oar". If you squint and have a couple of beers.
Wouldn't it be ROW (backwards) and WOR (forwards) then?
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Wor, oar, close enough. Knit one, purl one, gently down the stream.
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I always said I rowed a boat. Oaring a boat makes it sound like I am a Cockney pimp
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