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This is Repelling...


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Dylan Weldin · · Athens, OH · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,455

Friendly public service announcement:

IT'S RAPPEL.

You go RAPPELLING.

Not any of this:

No...

No...

No...

No...

No... (But I met this guy there. He rollerblades to the crag and has a thick Polish accent)

BUT

YES THIS



Yes!!!!

ALSO Yes!!!

In my opinion there are two possible solutions to this issue:
1) If you misuse this word, you will be reminded, slapped in the face, and reminded again not to repeat your mistake
2) We reinstate "abseil" as the new "rappel"...

Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself. Be mindful of the slap to the face weather you are on the receiving or administering end. (That one was intentional).
Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470
Dave Bn · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 10

giggle

splitclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 5

I'm repelled that climbers can't get this right. thx for the PSA

Ben Brotelho · · Albany, NY · Joined May 2011 · Points: 520

nicely done...I thought this was going to be a legitimate post at first and you had misspelled rappel, I was thinking of creative ways to correct you.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,745

Stand by for Part 2 - the appropriate use of the word "splitter".

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

Two electrons walk into a bar...

T Howes · · Sisters, OR · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 5

Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.

Shelton Hatfield · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 585
Tom Howes wrote:Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.
BOOM! roasted
Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

comma splice

matt davies · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 25
Buff Johnson wrote:Two electrons walk into a bar...
Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"
camhead · · Vandalia, Appalachia · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,240

Best post ever in the history of mountainproject. Serious.

To take it further, the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.

Eric Engberg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 0

ab off?

matt davies · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 25
Eric Engberg wrote:ab off?
Is that what you say when you're at the end of an absail?
ChristopherAust · · Ohio · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 25
camhead wrote:Best post ever in the history of mountainproject. Serious. To take it further, the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.
Depends on what you're doing at the time...
Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115
camhead wrote: the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.
...so... am I doing it wrong? it feels so right...
Dylan Weldin · · Athens, OH · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,455
Tom Howes wrote:Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.
Notice how I said I "(That one was intentional)" in my original post? BOOM ROASTED
Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250

It appears you could avoid those unfortunate situations by not reading blogs about rappelling. :-)

Or reading blogs at all for that matter.

Jake Jones · · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 1,480

I thought I was the only one that became furious wanting to maim the offender's parents for merely misspelling. It's good to know I'm not alone. Hug? It sounds like I'm being facetious, but I'm really not. I want to cripple these bastards for creating more dipshits.

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145
matt davies wrote: Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"
Jason Halladay · · Los Alamos, NM · Joined Oct 2005 · Points: 11,788
Dylan Weldin wrote: Notice how I said I "(That one was intentional)" in my original post? BOOM ROASTED
[sic]!

(Great PSA BTW.)
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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