A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Paul Dolkas
Date: 2016 Dec 9, 13:19 -0800
You could always answer that you’re sorry, but you don’t know how to translate its name from Klingon.
From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Bruce J. Pennino
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 5:29 AM
Subject: [NavList] Re: Is Sextant a generic word?
Once a person asked me if I was testing water quality (at the edge of Cape Cod Bay 20 ft above the waterline). Go figure or beat that!
Best wishes and Holiday Joy to all.
Gary, you wrote:
" to non-technical people they are all sextants"
In my experience in the past few years, to non-technical people they are all "funny-looking cameras". :)