Sunday, February 27, 2005

What's with your blog handle?

I love movies, documentaries, etc., about the English Navy back in the days of cannon(as horribly as it, in reality, treated men -- I have the ability to enjoy the myth and stories without being burdened by the reality of unvarnished truth.). One of my favourites is the Horatio Hornblower series. Good stuff!

So I took the name of this blog and my handle from those old nautical terms.

A boatswain, pronounced 'BO-sun,' is a petty officer, not commissioned. He's one of "the men," but is a chief among them. The boatwain's mate is his assistant. I just think it sounds cool. Has no other meaning, really.

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