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Old 10-04-2012, 12:23   #16
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Saw a purse seiner in Petersburg named the "Bender Rover".
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:24   #17
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I never consult the "urban dictionary." English is given enough pot holes without adding more.

Morning glory will remain a flower in my point of view.

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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

A few years ago on the west coast of Norway the "Jons Lunde Group" went under in one of the biggest bankruptcies in Norwegian history... multiple companies in the group simply collapsed, and customers of part of the marine (sports-boat) brokerage companies suddenly found that the boat they'd already mostly paid for had been seized as an asset prior to delivery as the company wasn't running a proper client cash-account system.

When the local TV news was reporting on this they decided to stand outside Jons Lunde's very expensive waterfront property. As the camera swung 'round it captured the back of his large motor-cruiser docked at the waterfront. It was named "Bandit"

..i sprayed coffee!
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I cant think of any dooooble entendres but I do laugh at clever boat names, like a canal barge called ' Flat Bottomed Girl'
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I know someone who got married (second marriage for him, third marriage for her). They bought a boat right after they got married and called it "New Beginnings." The marriage didn't work out. They divorced, he kept the boat, he remarried, and renamed the boat "New Beginnings II."

There was a (wood boat) Owens at my old marina called "Mid Life Woody."

On the San Joaquin River, I once saw a boat called "My Last Boat IV."
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We named our schooner after our young daughter "Coco". Cocokai means "Coco's ocean", or "of the sea..". After many snickers from the locals in the Solomon Islands, we were getting ready to depart to PNG when a local informed us that Coco means "penis" and kai means "to eat" in their country. Coco immediatly changed back to Nicole until she found out she was safe in PNG. We still laugh about it!

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Out boat's name may fall into this category. She is called Pachina Mia, which we've been told is Sicilian for "my little sweetheart", or something like that. However, I've come across other references for "pachina" which are far less pleasant.

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I look forward to the day we sail into Italian waters .
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I cant think of any dooooble entendres but I do laugh at clever boat names, like a canal barge called ' Flat Bottomed Girl'
"Flat Bottomed Girl". Would that be a Carnal Barge?
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I've heard scientists try to call it "Ooranos" on TV, but I don't think they are fooling anybody.
Many moons ago I was sat in a lecture theatre when a Professor felt forced to change the pronounciation mid lecture while explaining the orbital periods of the planet's moons due to the childish guffuring and chortles.. if I remember rightly, the offending statement was:

"Of course when it comes to observation, with an orbital period of 2887 days, there's a high probability that you'll find Ferdinand is on the wrong side of Ur-anus!"
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Out boat's name may fall into this category. She is called Pachina Mia, which we've been told is Sicilian for "my little sweetheart", or something like that. However, I've come across other references for "pachina" which are far less pleasant.

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I look forward to the day we sail into Italian waters .
channel 16's gonna be in raptures after trying to call ahead to your destination port!
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I never consult the "urban dictionary." English is given enough pot holes without adding more.

Morning glory will remain a flower in my point of view.

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Thank you, John.

If you spend enough time in the urban dictionary, you can find a vulgar definition for almost anything. I don't see why I have to change my vocabulary to accommodate that.
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I never consult the "urban dictionary." English is given enough pot holes without adding more.

Morning glory will remain a flower in my point of view.

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Ditto. If you look hard enough you can find a vulgar reference to anything.
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I was tuna fishing along with a boat called "Blood, sweat & tears"
I thought that about said it all.....
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

On a 49er in my marina, printed upside down- "Learning Curve". Doesn't really fall into the unintentional category though...
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Well for me Morning Glory is that amazing cloud formation that occurs over the Gulf of Carpentaria in Oz, as well as 1 or 2 other places in the world.

See Morning Glory cloud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Do a google search and check out some of the incredible images on the web.

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