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    Splice and water: relation

    I looked up the word 'splice' (verb) in a dictionary and saw a link next to it to WATER. But in the definition of the verb there was no mentioning of water. So I can't understand how the two words are related.

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    Re: Splice and water: relation

    The only thing I can think of is it applying to nautical ropes.

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    Re: Splice and water: relation

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The only thing I can think of is it applying to nautical ropes.
    Thanks, but now I must look up 'nautical'.
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    Re: Splice and water: relation

    Here are the words from the topic water: http://www.ldoceonline.com/Water-topic/

    I think it's just something an algorithm has generated from one of the nautical terms. It isn't a very useful connection to be honest, but algorithms can generate both good and poor connections in cases like this.

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    Re: Splice and water: relation

    I know nothing at all about sailing but for some reason, I immediately thought of the phrase "Splice the mainbrace!" I realised that I had no idea what it meant but here's what it says on Wikipedia.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Splice and water: relation

    That's interesting.)
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