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Arcane
418154.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:33 pm Reply with quote

Curious Danny wrote:
I say that is a turbulent relationship - at least if you're a cod.


Or would that be a "turbot-lent relationship"?

 
glynicus
428921.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:15 pm Reply with quote

I believe that submarines have been around for hundreds of years and were used in anger in the American Civil War. The negative quotes from the Admiralty - such as the one from Sir Arthur Wilson comparing submarine warfare to piracy - led to the submarine service flying the jolly roger whenever they returned from a successful mission.

 
bobwilson
428943.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:30 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
The negative quotes from the Admiralty - such as the one from Sir Arthur Wilson comparing submarine warfare to piracy - led to the submarine service flying the jolly roger whenever they returned from a successful mission.


Assuming that's true that's close to being qi.

 
glynicus
429087.  Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:57 am Reply with quote

As proof I'll give this link
http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/photodp/jrships.htm


But I originally found it out in John O'Farrell's book of British History which I found quite interesting although very probably made up in various places
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Utterly-Impartial-History-Britain-Upper-class/dp/0385611986

The submarine bit though appears to be right

http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Jolly_Roger_-_Use_by_submarines/id/1537513

 
Sebastian flyte
429098.  Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:12 am Reply with quote

It is true about the subs using them I have a jolly roger I got it from a sailor I have a 'don't tread on me ' flag too and squadron and a White ensign...

 
bobwilson
429322.  Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:31 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
I have a jolly roger I got it from a sailor


Avoids temptation to make pathetic crude joke

 
Curious Danny
432017.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:46 am Reply with quote

"The vehicle does not meet the fundamental technical requirements ... its performance and qualities have no attraction for the average buyer. It is too ugly and too noisy. Such a car can, if at all, only be popular for two or three years at most."

A damning verdict on the future of the Volkswagen Type 1 by a post-1945 British commission to report on the future of Volkswagen.

"It isn't worth anything"

The american opinion backed them up.

To date, over 21 million Volkswagen Type 1s or Beetles have been sold, making it the best-selling car of all time.

 

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