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Re: GG: Last Puritan Question

Angela Sawyer wrote earlier:

> >    The GG content here is rather obscure, but I'm directly in the middle of
> >reading George Santayana's "The Last Puritan" and I'm wondering if you could
> >tell me an odd detail about sailing.  Do sailors call the wind by the
> >direction it's coming from, the direction it's going toward, or are there a
> >variety of traditions on how to talk about it?  That is to say, is are
> >Newfoundlanders' south-west winds blowing against the Bay Du Nord or the Dog
> >Bay Line?

I don't have anything to say about wind directions (sorry!) but could
someone give a little more explanation about Glenn's tie to The Last
Puritan? I'm afraid I'm out of the loop on this one.