Initial research suggest the Curmugeonly Gene will most likely be carried by owners of sailing boats who hail from Scotland. Is this correct? Or are such types only FAKING the CG in order to win respect amongst others, or a cheaper berth?
Your post pre-supposes the curmugeon factor is genetic.
I prefer the thesis that this condition in a result of environment, especially as it is most prevalent in those who hail from Alba but live in Englandshire.
You would have to go a lot further to offend me! Even Jimi has yet to do that, well in words anyway - some of his flatulence and bad breath has been pretty upsetting, though /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif.
Indeed, disgraceful slur on our characters not least our butts which were being worked hard that morning ... as official logkeeper I can confirm the veracity of my skipper's observations .... our case rests.