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Old 3rd December 2018, 09:19
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As in "Fotograph"?
Of course. Smith and Wesson make a fine range of cameras.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 09:30
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No - got to be "fotograffer". (Take me to the dark room, Brunhilda! )
I don't Leica.
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The Fotograph...is in the gallery section. ES there is no F in bananas...lol
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Old 3rd December 2018, 12:16
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T, your foto should be attached to your post as a thumnail.


What makes you think I've time to go rooting through hunners of fotos of ships built in Cammel Lairds or Swan Hunter to find an Arroll Gantry?
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Old 3rd December 2018, 15:11
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Tried that ES but perhaps I'm not as good an injuneer as I thought I was so posted it in the gallery.

I know you haven't the time to go rooting although it depends on the actual type of rooting I suppose, as you have plenty of work to do down the pit, assuming you want paid this week.

Anyhoo I hope you lot appreciated the photo or foto, I won't bother my arse in future
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I just assumed the aforementioned attached photograph had been taken on one of Belfast's foggier days.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 20:38
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FFS lads youse have gone and put Tmac in a huff, he will sulk for a week, wear his Foreman's bowler hat down the engine room and make our lives a misery. BB and Mr V I'm relying on youse to humour him and fill him with something distilled on board which has been filtered thro a piece of Lingere preferably of the female kind. Nought queer abart Mr T.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 21:33
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Is this the one ??? . this sort of tension could kill half the posters on here given their age .

https://www.shippinghistory.com/gall...r&imageuser=18
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Full marks Bob, I started to think I was going to have to get GCHQ to find Tmac's snap. All that climbing up poles in Staffordshire was not in vein.
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I know you haven't the time to go rooting although it depends on the actual type of rooting I suppose, as you have plenty of work to do down the pit, assuming you want paid this week.

Are we getting our rooting confused with our rutting? ES always looks totally bed-draggled when he comes back from shore leave.

Anyhoo I hope you lot appreciated the photo or foto, I won't bother my arse in future
Appreciated your foto(s) very much -- all of them.
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Old 4th December 2018, 07:30
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Mr mcCloggie, breakfast in bed for Tmac, please.
A large Bloody Mary and 2 soft boiled eggs. A nice tray with one of them wee roundy lacy things to please him.
Any supplementary fee to my account please.

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I thought Mr Mundrabilla sailed with Yang Ming line. What a silly-Billy I am.
No water for sailing at Mundrabilla - not even water to drink!
Plenty sand upon which to run aground also lots of scrap metal.
Tmac and some of you other fearless Engineers (note the capital 'E' which is intended as a compliment!) could spend some leisure hours straightening the axle rather than getting into trouble ashore.
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I think to relieve the tension of a 37 post thread to find a missing piccy I'll go down to the bookshop and when they're not looking, rip out the last four pages of all the Agatha Christie books.

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I think to relieve the tension of a 37 post thread to find a missing piccy I'll go down to the bookshop and when they're not looking, rip out the last four pages of all the Agatha Christie books.

Everybody will be asking "whodunnit."
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That old old question, much beloved of philosophers . "Who ? Where ? What ? and Why ?"

(Sometimes shortened in this day of text to "WTF")
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That old old question, much beloved of philosophers . "Who ? Where ? What ? and Why ?"

(Sometimes shortened in this day of text to "WTF")
Indeed, but we ask ourselves, "How?"
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Old 4th December 2018, 22:10
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I think to relieve the tension of a 37 post thread to find a missing piccy I'll go down to the bookshop and when they're not looking, rip out the last four pages of all the Agatha Christie books.

Would anyone notice? If you have read one...
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Would anyone notice? If you have read one...


On one ship we got a box of Walport movies which had a "Bridge to Far", 5 reels of it. Good old Lecky showed reels 1, 2, 4, 3, 5; and no one knew the difference. Tennants was a factor.
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A Russian ship requested to borrow a movie from us in Madras once. We lent them 'Get Carter' and a few of us went across to interpret the story to those who couldn't speak English. Anybody who has ever drank with Russians will know the result.
I'm sure they showed the reels in wrong order but with all the sex and violence (Carter got killed in the second reel the way they showed it) they were completely happy. (Apparently it made a change from their films 'Ivans Wondrous Day in the Tractor Factory.' )

There was no mercy with the drinking self destruct in 10 minutes or you're a pansy. I had a 2 day hangover after that.
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Old 5th December 2018, 17:24
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My daughter is an arachnologist, when she attends international conferences they always have a Russian night, the consequences are awful. All bring some obscure drink or food and it is wassail all in the great hall till rosy dawn fingers the gas-works.
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It's unfair to the spider. Just imagine the state it would be in having bit one of the delegates, it would be tipsy for the best part of a week.
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Old 5th December 2018, 22:22
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If we have trouble standing on two legs after a good session, just imagine how difficult it would be for a drunken spider.
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