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Thread #163398 Message #3898254
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
09-Jan-18 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: simple stuff we might not know
Subject: RE: BS: simple stuff we might not know
As I heard it (In Boy Scouts many decades ago). It started as 'Starboard & larboard' but due to mishearing shouted orders, larboard was re-named 'port'.
Remembering this, the left/right bit is easy. larboard was on the left, and has been renamed 'port'. (when facing foreward - toward the 'pointy end')