THE DEMISE OF JACK THE SAILOR

scouse

War Hero
tufty said:
JamesH said:
Penned by Dave Tollerton ( http://www.talesofliverpoolandthesea.co.uk/index.htm ) I've put it on one of the HMS Victorious Association pages with a rather apt background track.

http://www.hmsvictoriousassociation.com/demise.php

James

Just been looking through the photo pages on the HMS Victorious website - we had a Navy then didn't we !
:thumright: Just read a book you might like to read A bit of a "TIFF" by Former Naval apprentice Bill Drake isbn o9546185 o-5 :thumright:
 

Yorkie_S/M

Lantern Swinger
I don't know about modern matelots, but the piece certainly describes the matelots I knew both in Gens and moreso in Boats in the 50s and 60s all great characters and mates (since then it's only aquaintances).
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
scouse said:
tufty said:
JamesH said:
Penned by Dave Tollerton ( http://www.talesofliverpoolandthesea.co.uk/index.htm ) I've put it on one of the HMS Victorious Association pages with a rather apt background track.

http://www.hmsvictoriousassociation.com/demise.php

James

Just been looking through the photo pages on the HMS Victorious website - we had a Navy then didn't we !
:thumright: Just read a book you might like to read A bit of a "TIFF" by Former Naval apprentice Bill Drake isbn o9546185 o-5 :thumright:

Feck me theres a rare thing, a WAFU Scouser thats read a book. (Big letters and lots of pictures?) :dwarf:
 
The_Jimmy said:
anglichanin said:
The American spellings and some of the wording hints at a non British source to me ;-)


You could put that down to American Spell checker on puter and the fact that it is now acceptable to use both spellings....unless of course someone wants to be **** about it....


Oh dear! How can us oldies expect the textspeak generation to communicate properly when American English spelling and pronunciation become as acceptable as British English? Sadly most British people seem to, for example, pronounce TRAIT as trate - the US pronunciation, whereas it should of course be pronounced TRAY! Will we start to call the traditional british CHIP 'freedom fries'??!! o_O
 

The_Jimmy

War Hero
thingy said:
The_Jimmy said:
anglichanin said:
The American spellings and some of the wording hints at a non British source to me ;-)


You could put that down to American Spell checker on puter and the fact that it is now acceptable to use both spellings....unless of course someone wants to be **** about it....


Oh dear! How can us oldies expect the textspeak generation to communicate properly when American English spelling and pronunciation become as acceptable as British English? Sadly most British people seem to, for example, pronounce TRAIT as trate - the US pronunciation, whereas it should of course be pronounced TRAY! Will we start to call the traditional british CHIP 'freedom fries'??!! o_O

Yo Bro ya wanna fried mars bar wid ya freedom chips? :brave: :headbang:
 

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