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Here's my pretty extensive list of words & phrases (about 652 of them at the last count!), collected over my many decades, used by boatmen on England's canals. Most are still in widespread use but some are beginning to die out now that, sadly, the last of the working boatmen are no longer with us. Do try and keep this bit of canal heritage going by using as many as you can.
Just click on the listing pages in the panel on the left.
If you find I have missed a word or phrase (and there must be hundreds!) or have any other comment, do please email me at trines@mail.com .
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