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Old 09-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #21
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I know this is off subject, but just for a chuckle...about 100 years ago, when I was Executive Editor of a boating publication, I was surprised and embarrassed to learn I'd been using "salon" incorrectly. According to the Encyclopedia of Nautical Knowledge (considered the definitive publication in English on such things), the correct spelling is "saloon" when speaking of a communal gathering place on a vessel. When I brought it to his attention, even our publisher didn't know. Purist of the world, unite! Ha!
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Greetings,
Capt. K. I concur. This was discussed in the past here yet people still use salon instead of the proper saloon.
Saloon - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Salon - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
...and for the colonials...
saloon: definition of saloon in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
salon: definition of salon in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
...Now back to...
Configuration - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary of saloon.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #23
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My very finest dock-walker apologies to Merriam, Webster, and Oxford! I stand corrected!
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Greetings,
Mr. Animal. My post was not meant as a criticism but merely an observation and correction of a commonly mis-used term to follow on post #21. Heck, even my mate uses salon. I suspect she feels the wild west connotation of saloon portrays a less than proper description of the space.
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Mr. Animal. My post was not meant as a criticism but merely an observation and correction of a commonly mis-used term to follow on post #21. Heck, even my mate uses salon. I suspect she feels the wild west connotation of saloon portrays a less than proper description of the space.
oh, no! I did not take any offense! I appreciate such corrections - I also prefer to use proper terminology, so every chance I can pick some up here, the less goofy I look down the road when I start talking boats in person!!
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2 seats is not 2 recliners....which is what was stated....
I guess these are not official 'recliners' either, but couldn't they be about this size?
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According to the Encyclopedia of Nautical Knowledge (considered the definitive publication in English on such things), the correct spelling is "saloon" when speaking of a communal gathering place on a vessel. When I brought it to his attention, even our publisher didn't know. Purist of the world, unite! Ha!
Interesting, I always used saloon, but I was beginning to think I just forgot the proper spelling when I saw the other salon being used. Good to know I haven't totally lost my mine....yet.....
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Heck, even my mate uses salon. I suspect she feels the wild west connotation of saloon portrays a less than proper description of the space.
...and I heartily concur! We refer to our boats as trawlers, which they are not....Why should "salon" be any different? Yes, I think your wife shows good sense but then look who I'm talking to.
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Mr. SH. Don't go there...

and never said anything about a wife...
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and never said anything about a wife...
Oh! I'm sorry....when you referred to your mate, I...I'm sorry!
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Greetings,
Mr. SH. Apology accepted. Really though, you haven't ANY idea of who you're talking to do you?
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My Dear Brothers in Absurdity: Had no idea my little diversionary excursion into salon v. saloon would produce such creative exchanges. Perhaps we should do this more often, if for no other reason than to keep from taking ourselves too seriously? Keeps the juices flowing, n'est ce pas?
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Salutation,
Il n'est pas difficile d'être complètement timbré quand vous êtes déjà la moitié de la voie là.
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Mr. SH. Apology accepted. Really though, you haven't ANY idea of who you're talking to do you?
Nor do you, sir.
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Mr. SH. Of course not!
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