Navy Humour

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Don87, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. To all current and ex members of the mob who post here:

    Stop assuming newbies fully understand navy humour 100% when they post here. They do not. At all.
    Perhaps some sort of sticky from a mod explaining that the "style" of humor people will be confronted with is not one they are familiar with could help.

    Because no offense, but some of the comments made by posters in the "NEWBIE" section are incredibly unhelpful and confusing to people not part of the Navy.

    Ripping the pish out of people who are making the biggest decision of their lives yet don't help them along the way. And people here just love upsetting and winding the naive newbies up.

    I of course speak from experience, making a tit of myself by taking everyone seriously on more than one occasion before "figuring it out". However I was like every other newbie, and had no clue of this unusual style of humour.

    I await the nonsensical, "amusing" replies.
  2. Now answer truthfully:
    Do you really expec to get serious answers to questions such as "What is the best iron to buy"
  3. No. That was a stupid question.

    I could give examples of serious questions answered in a similar way though.

    To be honest I love the navy humour I've experienced and read on RR. But when you are new and don't understand it or even know people are being "funny" it can be pretty damn confusing.

    Maybe just a little heads up to the newbies so they don't walk into your easy traps!

    But of course I know some people here just love taking advantage of that naivety, so why would they want the newbies to know.
  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Don87, the main problem being that you only learn the pusser humour by experiencing it. No one can sit down and explain it, its one of things that takes time, we will have all been in the same naive position to start with, so its just a case of riding it out and learning. Very seldom is there any malice attached.
  5. What really worries me about the iron question was that it came from someone who had passed AIB and is therefore a possible future officer.
  6. 'LEEBLEAZE' remember him??, as a Newbie he had it down pat from his very first post, his windup of Credders was a classic,sadly his like are few and far between. He also had his serious side, posting a very comprehensive guide to fellow Newbies re the do's and do'nts at interview endorsed wholeheartedly by Ninja and immediately made a 'sticky'
  7. Talking of Credders. isnt he suppossed to be at Raleigh by now?
    Any updates?
  8. No suprise at all, if the right iron is used it will be their choice.

    If the iron does not work properly, then it will be what they were advised to use.

    Not actually making a decision of their own.

    Should make a good Officer.

    :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
  9. Indeed there is not.
    However for your average joe newbie, it can sure look like their is genuine malice/anger at you, and it's hard to understand people are just messing with you sometimes.

    But yeah I agree...I guess people will just need to ride it out and learn, because no one can really experience it till they are in.

    However, they can be ridiculed with it on RR!
  10. Oh and I thought that whole iron thread was fecking hilarious. I actually thought the original poster was joking at first, until I saw the replies.

    I may not be "officer material" but at least I can figure out how to buy and work a bloody iron!
  11. Please enlighten me as at the moment I seem to be rather scruffy :thumright:
  12. Well, first you plug it in.

    Then get your mum to do it.
  13. Does anyone know where I can buy a 6,000 mile long extension cable? Anyway, have you told your mum she's got to go to sea with you yet? I've heard of 'Sea Daddies' but not 'Sea Mummies' although I presume they exist nowadays.
  14. If you were expecting a bite; you got one! PRAT! Signed ex officer.
  15. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I think most newbie questions get answered sensibly......eventually. :dwarf:

    Why shouldn't we rip the shite out of bone questions? when I ask one I get the p1ss taken out of me.
  16. I think the most useful lesson a newbie can learn from RR is "if you can't take a joke - don't join" :thumright:
  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I think Don87 does have a fair point, but to be honest many of us honestly do struggle sometimes not to let rip & do fail occasionally when the poster asks a question which already contains the answer. There is an element of some Newbies fishing for a "wind-up" also.

    Again, whilst we all try to maintain: "There's no such thing as a daft question" there are times when one questions the wisdom in this stance. The dry humour heard on a parade ground, never fails to amuse me & the funny thing is most recruits claim the training regime is nowhere near as harsh as they had hoped.

    From an AFCO perspective we honestly get far sillier questions than I've seen in the last 10 months on here, some of them so amusing & unique that if we were to post them the individual would instantly recognise themselves. Nevertheless we have to bite our tongues and give a civil response -not easy when visiting schools and the gobby Year 10 school kid asks if we're all gay, whether we've killed anyone or whether it's OK to take drugs when on leave for the tenth time that day.

    Often I feel we greatly under-estimate the resilience, independence, maturity & good humour of our young joiners because we are trying to be overly politically correct.
  18. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Surely the answer to that is "Yes, after knobbing your mum and sporning you I couldn't face it again"... :thumright:
  19. I like to think that my replies to Newbies are either helpful or act as an acquaint for what they are about to receive. Believe me I usually tone down the first draft as I'm sure The Samaritans/Youth Line don't need more clients.
    This is not an OFFICIAL RN/RM site if the Newbies want help they should front up to the AFCO, Ninja Stoker, GAWD BLESS HIM, does his bit out of the goodness of his heart and Professional pride.
    Don if you think we're bad, wait until you actually get in.
  20. im Just awaiting Idiot Keepers input im sure it will be as confusing as a blind lesbian in a fish Market


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