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Thread #34323 Message #462811
Posted By: CRANKY YANKEE
15-May-01 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Thank you THANK YOU. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR when I started this thread.
Except for the few crackpots who want to argue about completely inconsequential (so I can't spell, so what) things, I think there's enough good, solid argument here for me to start forming my own conclusions.
Oh yes, somewhere in the "Forum" the comment was made that English sailors did not pronounce T A C K L E, as Tay-kul. All I can say to that is I've shipped with many a lime juice sailor (no ethnic slur here) and they all pronounce the word, "Tay-kul".
Once again, thank you and keep the opposing viewpoints coming.