The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.
The New York State United Teachers, part of aft, recently voted to pull its support for Common Core.
Old English æftan "from behind, behind, farthest back," from superlative of Old English æf, af, of "away, away from, off" (see of). The Germanic superlative suffix *-ta corresponds to PIE *-to (cf. Greek protos "first," superlative of pro "before"). Now purely nautical.