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Comic #1565

1 Dirque: {in the crow's nest} Sail to stern! It be an English galleon!
2 Long Tom: A galleon! We be able to take that on!
2 Wendy: But cap'n, it be English.
2 Long Tom: So?
3 Wendy: It be an Imperial galleon! 20 percent bigger than an American galleon.
4 Long Tom: Arrr! Hoist more sail!

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Just look at this mess.

Units of measurement were the technology standards of the pre-20th-century.

2017-05-14 Rerun commentary: Ha ha! It's funny because now I work on technology standards! Ha ha ha!!... *tears of laughter*

In case it's not clear to anyone, "hoist more sail" is an order to raise the sails to catch more wind, and thus increase speed, in an attempt to flee the encounter - not an order to attack the galleon.

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