Signing Back On 2010 Itinerary (or How To Calibrate Speedo)

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Post by aopisa » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:47 pm

I really like the word binnacle. I always wished I knew how to sail if not only to be able to rattle off the cool lingo.

binnacle |ˈbinəkəl|
noun
a built-in housing for a ship's compass.
binnacle
ORIGIN late 15th cent. (as bittacle): from Spanish bitácula, bitácora or Portuguese bitacola, from Latin habitaculum ‘dwelling place,’ from habitare ‘inhabit.’ The change to binnacle occurred in the mid 18th cent.
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Post by dingo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:08 am

aopisa wrote:I really like the word binnacle. I always wished I knew how to sail if not only to be able to rattle off the cool lingo.

binnacle |ˈbinəkəl|
noun
a built-in housing for a ship's compass.
binnacle
ORIGIN late 15th cent. (as bittacle): from Spanish bitácula, bitácora or Portuguese bitacola, from Latin habitaculum ‘dwelling place,’ from habitare ‘inhabit.’ The change to binnacle occurred in the mid 18th cent.
interesting stuff...i always like a bit of etymology with my morning coffee...
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