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Dec 5, 2012
Friendly public service announcement:

IT'S RAPPEL.

You go RAPPELLING.

Not any of this:

Rock Climbing Photo: No...
No...


Rock Climbing Photo: No...
No...


Rock Climbing Photo: No...
No...


Rock Climbing Photo: No...
No...


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


BUT

YES THIS



Rock Climbing Photo: Yes!!!!
Yes!!!!


Rock Climbing Photo: ALSO 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).
Dylan Weldin
From Athens, OH
Joined Dec 5, 2010
865 points
Dec 5, 2012
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
Dec 5, 2012
giggle Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 13, 2011
0 points
Dec 5, 2012
I'm repelled that climbers can't get this right. thx for the PSA splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
5 points
Dec 5, 2012
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. Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
350 points
Dec 5, 2012
Stand by for Part 2 - the appropriate use of the word "splitter". Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
1,850 points
Dec 5, 2012
Two electrons walk into a bar... Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Dec 5, 2012
Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options. T Howes
From Sisters, OR
Joined Dec 13, 2010
0 points
Dec 5, 2012
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
Shelton Hatfield
Joined Apr 18, 2011
140 points
Dec 5, 2012
comma splice Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Dec 5, 2012
Buff Johnson wrote:
Two electrons walk into a bar...

Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"
matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
0 points
Dec 5, 2012
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.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Dec 5, 2012
ab off? Eric Engberg
Joined Apr 28, 2009
0 points
Dec 5, 2012
Eric Engberg wrote:
ab off?

Is that what you say when you're at the end of an absail?
matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
0 points
Dec 5, 2012
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...
ChristopherAust
From Ohio
Joined Jul 28, 2012
15 points
Dec 5, 2012
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...
Rob Warden...Space Lizard
From Between Zion, Vegas, LA, and my van
Joined Dec 19, 2011
0 points
Dec 6, 2012
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
Dylan Weldin
From Athens, OH
Joined Dec 5, 2010
865 points
Dec 6, 2012
It appears you could avoid those unfortunate situations by not reading blogs about rappelling. :-)

Or reading blogs at all for that matter.
Marc H
From Denver
Joined May 10, 2007
20 points
Administrator
Dec 6, 2012
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. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Dec 6, 2012
matt davies wrote:
Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"


Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Administrator
Dec 6, 2012
Dylan Weldin wrote:
Notice how I said I "(That one was intentional)" in my original post? BOOM ROASTED

[sic]!

(Great PSA BTW.)
Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
9,740 points
Dec 6, 2012
To add, the abbreviated past (not passed) tense of rappel is rapped, not raped. Tits McGee
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 23, 2008
205 points
Dec 6, 2012
Thank you for the great post.

"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."
--George Orwell, "1984"
TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
0 points
Dec 6, 2012
Tits McGee wrote:
To add, the abbreviated past (not passed) tense of rappel is rapped, not raped.


Lebowksi? That's your name, dude!
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Dec 6, 2012
Also, Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. It's Asian-American.


Dylan, looking forward to your next installment.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
Dec 6, 2012


Looks like his forehead is repelling his helmet...
JesseT
From Portland, OR
Joined May 5, 2011
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