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This term is used/written both ways.

On the other hand it could also be a glass of beer......

Which is the right spelling for shipping and why?
 

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Often, I think it depends on nationality.
The UK and the Commonweallth usually go with draught, the United States prefer draft.
Jeff, in the UK, proves that that rule ain't always 100% accurate.
As long as it isn't Lite beer, I'll drink it.

Bruce C.
 

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The English or US version, that makes sense, like colour and color, night and nite, etc.

and it is light beer in English and not lite.....
Thanks
 

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In the thousands of arrival radiotelegrams I sent, I never once sent the word "draught", it was always "draft" - even with the most pukkah of Captains.

John T.

PS What does DNA stand for? National Dyslectic Association.
 

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Draft or Draught

I always remember a German Coaster Captain who was trying to master the English language. He was extremely exasperated.

Whats this BOW,?
Its the front of your ship, Captain.

What fires arrows ?
A BOW Captain.

How do people greet your Queen ?
They BOW Captain

What do you play a violin with ?
A BOW Captain.

Mind the handle of the door does not catch on your trousers as you leave my ship.

Yes Captain.

With that I B...D out.


Chris.
 

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Well seeing as a British pint is 20 fluid ounces and a US Pint is only 16, I'll have a draught.

:)
 

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A very popular beer here (don't know why) is Coors Light.
Used to say it was just like making love in a canoe F**king close to water!!!!
 

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One takes the draft after loading and or discharging and then drinks a draught.

Draft marks, not draught marks.

The dictionary actualy states draught - "the depth of water a ship or boat needs to float it"

I still prefer draft!!
 

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What's wrong with Guinness then? Put's hair on your chest even the ladies (K)
 

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according to my naval architecture books it is draught.

but most americans books/publications use draft.

i dont know why the difference.

might go and ask mr google.

keith
 
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