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cyzaki

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2011, 05:57:51 pm »
Not a misreading as such, more not reading the whole thing, but I just had 'Eduardo arrived' in the log. I thought 'Oh, did he?!' nudge nudge wink wink  :-* :-* and all that, he must have been something pretty amazing to be recorded in the log!  ;D :D ;D Then I saw 'S S' before Eduardo. Not as interesting   ::)

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2011, 09:51:00 pm »
On the Foxglove, the optional hands are to bathe - I wonder about the required hands  ;D (See the 5:35 pm entry)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-77620/ADM%2053-77620-0026_0.jpg

(Yes, I know this is not a misreading of the text, but it just struck me as funny!  :D ;D)

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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2011, 10:01:30 pm »
I presume it means the order 'hands to bathe' is optional - they don't have to leap over the side of the ship if they don't fancy it.

Interesting to think that 'hands to bathe' might not always be optional - I don't think I'd fancy being forced to dive into the open sea  :-\

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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2011, 11:51:48 am »
Let's not forget the classic : Lost overboard by an idiot  ;D

I think that THAT ONE belongs on the Old Weather home page! Of course, most people wouldn't understand... But you could say FIND OUT MORE...
Perhaps some of these should be put in a blog. PRECEEDED with JennFurr's warning!

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2011, 12:19:11 pm »
Early one morning on the "Avoca" I read:
Co. and speed as req to come up to collision.

I couldn't believe that they wanted to wreck their ship, and in fact they wanted to coal their ship. It was collier rather than collision.


One I read elsewhere in the forum, from someone who didn't know that a whaler is a boat, is "hoisted whales"


(I've also learned the origin and meaning of the word mondegreen ;D)

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2011, 01:58:56 pm »


At least it wasnt Hoisted Wales.

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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2011, 06:10:53 pm »
I presume it means the order 'hands to bathe' is optional - they don't have to leap over the side of the ship if they don't fancy it.

Interesting to think that 'hands to bathe' might not always be optional - I don't think I'd fancy being forced to dive into the open sea  :-\

yet that's exactly what I imagine whenever I read "Hands fall in . . ."   ;)

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2011, 06:26:36 pm »
I guess Strangford isn't spending much time on the forum these days, so I'm going to add his mondegreen on his behalf:

"Piranhas choked in messdecks"

which proved to be the rather more prosaic "pumps"!

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« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2011, 06:38:07 pm »
Please see the 9.50 log entry, which upon first glance is rather shocking.  ;D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-77621/ADM%2053-77621-0013_1.jpg

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2011, 06:40:08 pm »
I think you get first prize for that one, Kathy!

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2011, 01:42:50 am »
Ha, I don't think my paltry 'singled up lawyers' can compete with that... ;D

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2011, 08:04:28 am »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
ROFL ROFL ROFL
First for Kathy!
OMG I do not believe what I see
rgds
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oh those tourists!
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Tegwen

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2011, 05:31:49 pm »
Perhaps less of a mondegreen than a stray thought

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-53180/ADM%2053-53180-025_1.jpg
This is a bad scan, but see the entry just above 12N

The question is whether 3 pdr stripping is heavier or lighter than that in the Full Monty??

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2011, 06:12:23 pm »
Perhaps less of a mondegreen than a stray thought

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-53180/ADM%2053-53180-025_1.jpg
This is a bad scan, but see the entry just above 12N

The question is whether 3 pdr stripping is heavier or lighter than that in the Full Monty??

K

No idea, but if it's marines doing it, I'd be happy to be in the audience!

Kathy

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2011, 06:19:04 pm »
Oh my, yes!

 :P ;D

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Kathy W.