40 fascinating facts about portsmouth

Sumo

War Hero
^^^ TVM Jane & S-B et al

BUT - Salisbury Hospital Sec has just rung me (and all others due on the slab today)

Message is: 'Regret Operations for all Patients cancelled due to Consultant going 'Sick-on-Shore' *

GRRRRRRRRRRR :rolleyes:

BOOTW now stood down, standing by to stand to...


*[I guess his TORs did not include Medice, cura te ipsum.
('Physician heal thyself a proverb found in Luke 4:23)
Sorry to hear BoB, unfortunately happens far to often
 
All the best Bob, hope all goes well.
As for Portlands Rabbits the Quarrymen blamed any rock falls or accidents on their burrowing.
Chief Inspector, no I worked for a living.

The expanded version (Myth or Legend?) related to a particular incident when dynamite was incorrectly placed, not in the pre-drilled hole for it but in a similar sized adjacent rabbit hole.

Explosion misdirected along labrynth of warrens resulting in overdose of rock falls and the deaths of Quarrymen whose remains still lie entombed to this day...

Truth or otherwise that legend adds strength to the verboten word.
 

Sumo

War Hero
The expanded version (Myth or Legend?) related to a particular incident when dynamite was incorrectly placed, not in the pre-drilled hole for it but in a similar sized adjacent rabbit hole.

Explosion misdirected along labrynth of warrens resulting in overdose of rock falls and the deaths of Quarrymen whose remains still lie entombed to this day...

Truth or otherwise that legend adds strength to the verboten word.

Worked in Waymuff for a number of years, those island dwellers at the other end of the manmade beach, used to twitch when you said wabbit.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
The expanded version (Myth or Legend?) related to a particular incident when dynamite was incorrectly placed, not in the pre-drilled hole for it but in a similar sized adjacent rabbit hole.

Explosion misdirected along labrynth of warrens resulting in overdose of rock falls and the deaths of Quarrymen whose remains still lie entombed to this day...

Truth or otherwise that legend adds strength to the verboten word.

Sorry about the postponement Bob. lets hope there's a quick turn around for the next attempt.

Interestingly enough, a lot (if not all) of the quarrying on Portland is now done by mining and cutting the stone out leaving caves and the surface largely untouched. There are plans afoot (don't hold your breath) for a Jurassic Park to be set up using some of the old quarries. Apparently it will attract massive numbers of visitors a year, no one has explained how they will get there, the road system being what it is.
 
Sorry about the postponement Bob. lets hope there's a quick turn around for the next attempt.

Interestingly enough, a lot (if not all) of the quarrying on Portland is now done by mining and cutting the stone out leaving caves and the surface largely untouched. There are plans afoot (don't hold your breath) for a Jurassic Park to be set up using some of the old quarries. Apparently it will attract massive numbers of visitors a year, no one has explained how they will get there, the road system being what it is.

I thought most of the mass visitors to Portland ended up staying for 2-5 years... In the Young Offenders Institute.

I suppose thats gone as well.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
They changed it to a detention centre for illegals I think, there is now talk that it will be going back to some sort of prison again.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Going back to the OP, the term DSC doesn't seem to get a mention for some reason!

Do the natives actually clean up after their dogs now?
 

huwshpis

War Hero
^^^ TVM Jane & S-B et al

BUT - Salisbury Hospital Sec has just rung me (and all others due on the slab today)

Message is: 'Regret Operations for all Patients cancelled due to Consultant going 'Sick-on-Shore' *

GRRRRRRRRRRR :rolleyes:

BOOTW now stood down, standing by to stand to...


*[I guess his TORs did not include Medice, cura te ipsum.
('Physician heal thyself a proverb found in Luke 4:23)

VERY frustrating for you, Bob, but at least you weren't in the hospital with the compression stockings on ready to go when the "stand down" came through. Been there myself, and the GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR about sums it up.
 

fishhead

War Hero
to quote from the late Rick Jolly's book Jackspeak :- rabbit(s) Frequent descriptive term for a gift- or something that has been acquired. The word originates from Chatham Dockyard where the small island of St Mary's inside the Royal Dockyard was overrun by bunny rabbits. Although strictly Admiralty property they were frequently poached and taken home for a welcome (and free) source of fresh meat.
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
to quote from the late Rick Jolly's book Jackspeak :- rabbit(s) Frequent descriptive term for a gift- or something that has been acquired. The word originates from Chatham Dockyard where the small island of St Mary's inside the Royal Dockyard was overrun by bunny rabbits. Although strictly Admiralty property they were frequently poached and taken home for a welcome (and free) source of fresh meat.
Jackspeak wasn't always the font of all knowledge. Some things in it were wrong, or rather, not quite right. Lots of the info was gathered from bootnecks and WAFUs.
 

slim

War Hero
Going back to the OP, the term DSC doesn't seem to get a mention for some reason!

Do the natives actually clean up after their dogs now?


Afraid not. In an effort to retian the hard earned title of D.S.C. the local council are now importing dog turds from nearby areas and also hanging coulourful bags of crap from trees and lamposts
 
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