Clayton

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About me

Industry Science
Occupation Soil Scientist
Location United States
Introduction I have been building model ships for around 17 years. Been professionally employed as a soil scientist for almost 5 since I am 27 years old.
Interests Geomorphology, model ship building
Favorite Movies Forest Gump, Master and Commander, Cinderella Man, Its a Wonderful Life
Favorite Music Lifehouse, The Fray, Goo Goo Dolls.
Favorite Books "The Royal Warship Wasa" by Bjorn Landstrom

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

I would think of the original meaning of the word. On 17th and 18th century ships, the "poop deck" was a high deck towards the stern. When the ship rolled from side to side on heavy seas, the motion on the poop was magnified due to its high position. So someone standing on the poop deck would get tired trying to keep thier footing. Thus they would be "pooped".