Local slang - name a few

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Local slang - name a few

Trying to gather a list of local/general windsurfing slang for newcomers. I'll be posting these eventually to the wiki.

Here's a few
Dome Effect
East Wind
WeatherCat
Dots
TOW
shlogging
BAF/mowing the lawn
Euro/GFS

what else?

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I'm puzzled by East Wind - doesn't seem like slang. Here's some that come to mind.

Bozo Island
The Baby Pool
The Weather Talker (though nobody calls him anymore)
WC (though it has kind of moved into irrelevance)
COE or the Corp (people really new might not know this)
MAP
VP
Old Fed
Old 41
Vann's
NWS or NOAA Model.

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Re: Local slang - name a few

I was definitely confused what ‘Dots’ meant early on.

Also:

Caps (or capping)

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COE or the Corp (people really new might not know this)

Just to be a stickler, the Corps prefers the acronym USACE now, but a lot of people still use COE or ACOE.

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Randy wrote:

I'm puzzled by East Wind - doesn't seem like slang. Here's some that come to mind.

I was thinking of the poor souls who roll up to Vanns just after lunch when we are starting to pack up our stuff but I get your point.

Other suggestions?

I always thought Gene's description a few years ago of "It was a hard wind" was a good turn of a phrase.
Chris V reminds me that "Monkey humping" is a thing, too. Biggrin

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T.C., always a way with words, watching the Olympics a few years back and lamenting the lack of appeal to viewers- "They are pumpin' like humpin' monkees". Sad

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Re: Local slang - name a few

Jibe buoy. aka. Me

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Jibe buoy. aka. Me

Recommend this helmet then - better visibility. Safety first!

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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