Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

TwoSix - A Fortnightly 60 Second Update From Across The Naval Service

LifebuoyGhost

Lantern Swinger
They are NOT onboard the HMS Mersey
They are either onboard HMS Mersey or they are onboard The Mersey
Even BLM don’t piss me off as much as people unable to grasp the grammar of pronouncing one her Her Majesty’s ships name - especially when they’re stood on its deck :mad:
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
They are NOT onboard the HMS Mersey
They are either onboard HMS Mersey or they are onboard The Mersey
Even BLM don’t piss me off as much as people unable to grasp the grammar of pronouncing one her Her Majesty’s ships name - especially when they’re stood on its deck :mad:

Actually, while you are on it . . . haitch em ess gets my goat as well, but that is just a pronunciation thing and a little bit prejudiced on my part.

Agree with what your point though - one or the other, not both.
 

Wightsparker

War Hero
They are NOT onboard the HMS Mersey
They are either onboard HMS Mersey or they are onboard The Mersey
Even BLM don’t piss me off as much as people unable to grasp the grammar of pronouncing one her Her Majesty’s ships name - especially when they’re stood on its deck :mad:

@LifebuoyGhost Whilst I agree with the sentiment, I think you do the lad an injustice. I've played it several times, and I can't hear a "the" before "HMS Mersey. "

@soleil It would be worth posting these on ARRSE to try and spread a bit of culture. It might attract banter, but it could also provide a better understanding of the Senior Service.


Edited after reading @Dredd 's post. I think the "haitch" is what might cause an impression of the "the".
 

LifebuoyGhost

Lantern Swinger
@LifebuoyGhost Whilst I agree with the sentiment, I think you do the lad an injustice. I've played it several times, and I can't hear a "the" before "HMS Mersey. "


Edited after reading @Dredd 's post. I think the "haitch" is what might cause an impression of the "the".
Now I’ve listened to it again with my hearing aid volume turned on I have to agree with you - so I offer my apologies to the young matelot and reserve my venom for the various journos and TV presenters who can’t get it right - now I’m off to put some custard on my humble pie :oops:
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
soleil YouTube: RN TwoSix.tv - People Special - 'I Serve With Pride' The Fleet 13
soleil YouTube: RN TwoSix.tv - People Special - 'Why I Joined'' The Fleet 0
soleil YouTube: RN TwoSix.tv - People Special - 'Why I've Stayed' The Fleet 0
soleil TwoSix.tv Sept 2013: Fleet Air Arm Update The Fleet Air Arm 1
soleil TwoSix TV - April 2013 - 1SL - Message The Fleet 0
soleil TwoSix TV - April 2013 - Submarine Service Submariners 0
soleil TwoSix TV - April 2013 - The RFA RFA 0
soleil TwoSix TV: May Edition 2012 The Fleet 4
MoD_RSS Second British-Turkmen webinar on COVID-19 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prime Minister opening statement - second reading of the UKIM bill MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Japanese nationals: second ballot MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Hong Kong SAR passport holders: second ballot MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Taiwanese youth: second ballot MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Temporary appointment of Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second team of UK medics sent to support hospitals in blast-hit Beirut MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Call for evidence: Second Annual Inspection of ‘Adults at Risk’ in immigration detention MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Million of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme MoD News 0
MoD_RSS World leaders pay tribute as nation falls silent to mark 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War MoD News 0
MoD_RSS World leaders pay tribute as nation falls silent to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK-Indonesia Joint Trade Review: second round of discussions MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Croydon’s second government hub granted planning permission MoD News 0
MoD_RSS GCA welcomes findings of second statutory review MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New HMRC Deputy CEO and Second Permanent Secretary appointed MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: letter from Minister Chalk to Jess Phillips MP on the second tranche of amendments MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Covid-19: CMA secures refunds from second major holiday lets firm MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government launches second phase of independent review into drug misuse MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Work to start on second phase of £40m flood scheme in Bury. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second consultation begins on Keighley waste incinerator permit application MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Written Ministerial Statement: Second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second Reading of the Trade Bill 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second construction site set to return to work MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Testing capacity increases as second Lighthouse Lab becomes fully operational MoD News 0
MoD_RSS £10m to boost tree planting in second auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK leads global fight to prevent second wave of coronavirus MoD News 0
MoD_RSS LLWR makes second donation of personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second-hand car dealers banned for 14 years MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second round of Urban Tree Challenge Fund opens today MoD News 0
MoD_RSS HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England cuts base rate following second emergency meeting MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G) MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK launches second call for proposals for Business Innovation Challenge in Kenya MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK welcomes journalists from across the Middle East for second UK-Arab Commentators Forum MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Veterans offered second career in Defence Science MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second phase of Northstowe and one of the UK’s largest modular neighbourhoods gets the green light MoD News 0
soleil Stoll/RBL/Poppy Factory - Veterans' Drop-In - Second Wednesday Of Every Month - London NW1 Charity 1
MoD_RSS Second evacuation plane to depart Wuhan on Sunday MoD News 0
soleil EDP: "Top Gear Hosts Second Car-Versus-Fighter-Jet Challenge" The Fleet Air Arm 12
soleil Tw: HMS Cattistock M31 - Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 The Fleet 0
MoD_RSS Second firm admits illegal role in agreement for essential drug MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Second Church Estates Commissioner: Andrew Selous MP MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top