On Rodneys…

rodneyLaura and I often refer to “Rodney” or “Damn Rodneys” much to the confusion of our lubberly friends.  The term is most often applied to careless power-boaters, blasting through moorages at 20 knots, kicking up tsunami-like wakes that shake every boat they pass.  The term comes from the movie Caddyshack…  Where Rodney Dangerfield has a particularly memorable scene trying to control his behemoth yacht.   The clip is provided below.

If you find yourself being referred to as a Rodney (and your name isn’t Rodney) make amends quick, or you’ll find yourself buying your own beers.

Rodney Takes Command

 

One thought on “On Rodneys…

  1. I hadn’t heard of this term until I met Bill, and started living aboard Shindyah. I love the movie Caddyshack, and yes, as you can see, it’s the perfect term for some of the more *cough* obnoxious folk on the water.

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