Originally Posted by Prairie Chicken
OK Weavis, perhaps I missed the Brit humour in your written word--and I do appreciate the humour! But now I'm feeling sad because I must have missed something ....
The Captains bitch refers to someone who is under the complete control of the captain
in terms of having to attend to every wish and whim........ and that in turn depends on the wishes and whims of the captain
In essence, in Brit land, where we have a huge history
of apprenticeship, its tantamount to learning
from the basics up.......
We, and by we, I mean atoll, boatie, me and others, have warped it slightly to assume the
element in everyday discussion, but not REALLY refering to the female gender in particular..... but a female MIGHT be the captains bitch........ as well as the noob who is learning
to sail under the captains wishes and whims.... with or without the
I hope to hell you understand because I am so lost
Oh.... some Americans have the same sense of humour.... after living in the States for 12 years, I reckon I could irrevocably turn someone on to Brit humour in 2 days........ this also applies to Canadians as well, although they are a lot more polite about it..........
I need to lie down...... I never though the day would come when I would explain myself.....
I never thought I would like catamarans either
but I do. A lot.
gary.... getting wimpy in his old age........ atoll.. beat me!
postscript.. some Australians are close to the Brit humour...... but you have to accept that they tend to say say 'goodbye" as a greeting (second word is 'off') and until you get used to it... its like having the punchline first and then explaining the joke.....
I now wait patiently for the full force of the flame from Americans and the Aussies..... the Canadians will just assume Im being 'precious"
jes kidding fellahs.......