|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".