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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Give Me a C, Give me an R, CTR! The Incubator OpenOffice Web Site
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:33:38 GMT
On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 8:52 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
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> (I have no idea where "learning the ropes" comes from.  What is the expression in your
part of the world?)
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This is a nautical term.  A new sailor would need to learn the rigging
of the ship, as well as the knots, e.g:

http://www.powermobydick.com/images/RoyceRigging600.png

-Rob

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