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Dean's List: The 'k' isn't silent when you're at sea

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I was drifting off to sleep when Beverly, who’d been monitoring our ship’s progress on our stateroom’s TV, commented, “We’re moving at 18 knots now.” I roused myself enough to say, “You mean ‘ka-nots.’” “Knots,” she repeated. Our speed right now is 18 KNOTS.” “I knew what you meant,” I said. “But the ‘k’ is not silent when you’re at sea.” She laughed heartily before she once again called me an idiot. (I’ve come to ...

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