We’re not on ships and we’re not captains

Pairing my knowledge of the word ‘mister’ and the fact that arrest refers to stopping a boat, it is now clear that when a police officer stops someone or arrests someone, in legal terms what is happening is that they are stopping a (fictitious) boat and thou is considered the captain or mister/master of that boat.

They ask for your (plural) name (of the boat!) and thy name as the captain. Then they bring the boat in / arrest it.

They may say they are arresting ‘you’, which is always plural, and they are pulling over the captain/mister/master, the boat, and any other fictitious crew that may be on board.

So remember, thou is not a mister. Thou is a man or woman without a title.

Thou does not have a first and last name, and they are not joined together. Thou has a given name and a family name.

Thou does not have a name. Boats have names.

It’s all about maritime principles. They have jurisdiction over maritime events so they want to get you into the maritime jurisdiction. Don’t let them!

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2 comments on “We’re not on ships and we’re not captains

    1. Given name is the ‘first name’. Family name is the ‘last name’. One would say, “I am blank from the blank family.” Never join the given and family name. Does this answer thy question?

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