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Old 10-04-2012, 10:14   #1
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Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Has anybody, during their travels, come across boat names which obviously were not intended by their owners as becoming points of humour or ridicule?

As an example, it took me a while to explain to some of my Norwegian friends that the below example was not pronounced, "C0ck Cheese" !
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Met a boat called Morning Glory with parents and kids onboard. Until they left the US, they didnt realise what their boatname really meant. They honestly thought it was a type of flower. Their quaint innocence gave us a chuckle!
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I realize that it's a planet, but every time I see it I chuckle like beevis.
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I realize that it's a planet, but every time I see it I chuckle like beevis.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. This is Ur-anus!
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

I guess I'm Naive too..... Morning Glory IS a flower.... does it mean something else outside the US? (my imagination can certainly create something!)
"Morning glory is a common name for over 1000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae…”
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Urban Dictionary: morning glory
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Met a boat called Morning Glory with parents and kids onboard. Until they left the US, they didnt realise what their boatname really meant. They honestly thought it was a type of flower. Their quaint innocence gave us a chuckle!
Edit: see I'm not the first

The term does have an unfortunate slang meaning, but it is a flower name.

Sometimes it's almost impossible to avoid slang terms.

From: Morning glory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morning glory is a common name[where?] for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae,
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I guess I'm Naive too..... Morning Glory IS a flower.... does it mean something else outside the US? (my imagination can certainly create something!)
"Morning glory is a common name for over 1000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae…”
Well, that's the joy: unintentional to say this least!

A flower it is.. in addition to being an auto-erectile euphemism in Europe.

Germanic languages would call "Morning Glory" "Morgensbrod" literally meaning "Morning Bread"
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Europe??? Morning Glory is a phrase used throughout the Anglo-Saxon world, but, apparently, not in the US.
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Mostly just hilariously bad names. We used to debate which ones were the worst a lot. My favorite was always "Son Seeker" with a big 'ol Jesus fish on the transom. I'm sure they don't think it's unintentionally funny but I do.
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Mostly just hilariously bad names. We used to debate which ones were the worst a lot. My favorite was always "Son Seeker" with a big 'ol Jesus fish on the transom. I'm sure they don't think it's unintentionally funny but I do.
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Europe??? Morning Glory is a phrase used throughout the Anglo-Saxon world, but, apparently, not in the US.
I've only heard it in the US.

I had to explain to a guy I worked with a couple years ago what it meant.
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

once had a french girl as crew,her name was "oriely"..............unfortunate the rest of the crew were aussies who insisted on calling her "oraly"
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Re: Unintentionally humourous vessel names

Well.... if we're talking girls.... just out of high school I had a boss named Homer Screws, his daughter's name was Suzie... never did get a date with her though.....
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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. This is Ur-anus!
Heh, heh. He said "Ur-Anus", heh, heh!

I've heard scientists try to call it "Ooranos" on TV, but I don't think they are fooling anybody.
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