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Thanks for the effort.....
No...it is the 'dot' at the end of this sentence.
It can be made by:-
1. Pencil
2. pen
3, typewriter
4. teletype
5. printing press
6. computer printer
7. computer screen.
8. with a hammer and cold chisel if it is on your gravestone.

It is called:-
1. "period" to end a sentence
2. "stop" to do the same
3. "Full stop" if you're English
4. "point" as in Pi = 3.14
5. "dot" if you're into dot.com
6. It has no name if you like money, $2.50
7. one plus a comma makes a semi-colon (;)
8. two of them make a colon (:)
9. one plus a squiggle asks a question (?)

Hows all that for the smallest man-made object?
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
There was a young man from Brazil,
Claimed that sailing made him ill,
He fell in the water,
Not that he ought 'a,
But that was all that gave him a thrill.


Yours, in favour of more poetry, we're all getting too serious.......
Rod.

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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
So HOT fast boat I once had it did FREEZE. Ice yahct it was.

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(Square Rigger racing) Four more for SOL Collected Works :

In Estonia's a guy at the bar who
Made for the fleet some boats that are "new".
Poor sailors been SOL'd.
Boat's 200 years old!
Like crew's age when they get to Pärnu.

We sail a few boats that are bigger.
Though none that upwind need such vigor.
It can't be that hard?
Brace up that yard!
Show who's boss of this ^$%# square-rigger.

O'er the waves sounds a half-muttered chorus:
"This tacking is starting to bore us..."
To windward they're clawing,
the tracks look like drawing
the teeth of a Tryannosaurus!

To starboard and port the ships darted.
These ships are not for the fainthearted.
It's a challenging rig!
See them zag and then zig!
Hoping not to end up where they started...
Back to the top -- its been a while since we've seen new poetry on Sailonline!

Where are our bards? our wordsmiths?!!

:-D

P.S. I would try but am hopeless at limericks or rhyming ... always have been :-(
Listen here,
Now ain't that Easy, Watch rumskib do it
Leading the race sailing the VMG.
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin'
& your chicks for free.

Chorus
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free

(I want my, I want my VMG)

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None so blind
Ah wuz stim-you-lated t' 'rite some po-tree,
'Bout t' uses o' that there Gee-om-i-tree,
T' figure all that there Vee-Em-Cee,
Instead o' that there Vee-Em-Gee.
Jes' aim at yer des-tin-ay-shon,
Set a normal to thet line, yuh ken??
At thuh tangent t' that there butter-fly,
Now yuh got it!
V--M--C !!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
The above, in ancient Anglic, was found inscribed on a stone found during an archeological dig at an old Huron village in Southern Ontario, and indicates that the ancient Anglians had navigated all the way to North America at about 600 A.D.----and were quite familiar with sailingonline.org
at that time on their hand-cranked computers.

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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
report of my last race in Scandinavian Tour ...

Hello SOLers …
You have a comfortable chair? A cold beer? Good cider in the glass? An excellent glass of rum? The cigar is close at hand?

Well, now I describe my race:



The Ship was cheer'd, the Harbour clear'd
Merrily did we drop
Below the Kirk, below the Hill,
Below the Light-house top.

The Sun came up upon the left,
Out of the Sea came he:
And he shone bright, and on the right
Went down into the Sea.

Higher and higher every day,
Till over the mast at noon

A Wind and Tempest strong!
For days and weeks it play'd us freaks
Like Chaff we drove along.

Mist and Snow,
And it grew wond'rous cauld:
And Ice mast-high came floating by
As green as Emerauld.

And thro' the drifts the snowy clifts
Did send a dismal sheen;
Ne shapes of men ne beasts we ken
The Ice was all between.

The Ice was here, the Ice was there,
The Ice was all around:
It crack'd and growl'd, and roar'd and howl'd
Like noises of a swound.

At length did cross an Albatross,
Thorough the Fog it came;
And an it were a Christian Soul,
We hail'd it in God's name.

The Marineres gave it biscuit-worms,
And round and round it flew:
The Ice did split with a Thunder-fit;
The Helmsman steer'd us thro'.

And a good south wind sprung up behind,
The Albatross did follow;
And every day for food or play
Came to the Marinere's hollo!

In mist or cloud on mast or shroud
It perch'd for vespers nine,
Whiles all the night thro' fog-smoke white
Glimmer'd the white moon-shine
"God save thee, ancyent Marinere!”

(The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere - 1798 - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

… "and once again SCARABOCCHIO didn't win ..."

Fair Winds all … SOL is magic !!!

(Carlo Alberto SCARABOCCHIO)

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I do me hope that, after Scara's efforts, that some erudite SOLer (if such exists) will feel the poetic mood overcome all reluctance, and will provide to us the perfect piece of nautical doggerel, to stimulate and encourage our long-suppressed literary endeavours.
In other words, write something, ye scurvy knaves!!!!!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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