In France, on a ship, there are grelins, amarres, filins, drisses, écoutes, haubans, etc. etc., but no cordes, which is what a "cul-terreux" (a hopelessly earthbound ignoramus - literally "earth-soiled-a**") would collectively call all of these. (In fact, there are a few objects actually called cordes, but one can understand why even using this word is taboo: they are used for hanging sailors, or for whipping them).
What about Flemish? Is the most common word used by the general population used on board ships, or is it forbidden? Or, maybe, are you such a seafaring people that there are no flemish equivalent of "cul-terreux", and every different piece of string has a specific name, so no generic equivalent of the french "corde" or the english "rope" exists at all?
Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine
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