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Old 27-02-2009, 18:56
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Good evening shipmates,
Here's another one that I hope will compliment the previous post by Tim.

THE FIGHTING TENTH
There are specks on the horizon
As familiar as can be
D10 with his flotilla
Proceeding from the sea.

Battle ensigns at all mastheads
An impressive sight to see
The Tartar with the tenth D.F
Come in triumphantly.

The pendants now come visible
Four-three, Five-one, Two-four,
Tartar, Ashanti, Huron
Astern there loom five more.

Blyskawika, Haida, Javelin
Piorum, Eskimo
Buntings on the signal bridge
The stokers down below.

Passing through the gate at last
They move more cautiously
The same old signal flying
Act independently.

We hope we always see you thus
With Ensigns flying free
For the fighting tenths a lovely sight
When coming in from sea.

The WRENS of the long room Signal Station, hull composed this poem entitled the "The Fighting Tenth" as a tribute to The 10th Destroyer Flotilla during the summer of 1944. The 10th operated in the English Channel and Western Approaches - November 43 to November 44 and was based at Devonport.

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Old 28-02-2009, 14:08
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Good afternoon shipmates,
Here's another I've found, hope you like it.

My brother-in-law always keeps his eye out for a bargain. At the Super Market one day, he noticed that nine roll toilet paper multipacks were two for the price of one. He gathered up six packs and made his way to the checkout. As he stood in the queue, an old lady looked at him, then at the loo rolls, and muttered, "I'm surprised you have time to come shopping".

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Old 28-02-2009, 14:18
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And another one shipmates,

Following a beach holiday in Spain, my hair was somewhat frazzled and bleached by the sea and sun, so I made an appointment at my local hairdresser. When I arrived, a young womon introduced herself as Rose and led me to my seat. " Are you the girl who styled my hair the last time" I asked. "Erm, I don't think so", she replied politely. "I've only worked here 18 months".

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Old 28-02-2009, 16:24
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Here's another one for you,

A fleeing Taliban fighter, desperate for a drink, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he came across a little man at a stall selling ties. "Do you have water?" the Taliban rebel asks. "No! would you like to buy a tie? for fifty pounds". "Fool" shouted the fighter, "I dont need an overpriced tie, I should kill you, but I must find water first". "OK", said the stallholder, " it does not matter that you do not want my ties and that you hate me. I will show you that I'm a bigger man than that. If you continue over that hill for about four miles, you will find a lovely restaurant. It has all the ice cold water you need". Muttering, the fighter staggered over the hill. Several hours later, he staggered back. "You filthy swine of a brother they wont let me in without a tie".

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Old 28-02-2009, 16:29
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And another one,

This drunk sidles up to a man who is looking under the bonnet of his car. Whash the matter, mate? He asks. "Piston broke", says the driver. "Yeah?" replies the drunk, wandering off. "Me too".

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Old 28-02-2009, 18:46
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Bazimus sonitus,

id legi modo illic. vero,latine loqui non est difficilissimum.


Historia est vitae magistra !


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Old 28-02-2009, 20:27
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Thanks for the "fighting 10th" ditty Barry, I have seen this one, grew up with it even, my mother was one of those in the plotting room and might poss have contributed to it. My parents were married at this time, in fact Valentines day 1944 but that was thanks to WSC rather than Tunnel. I have posted the tale of this elsewhere but happy to do it again if the search engine in not at half-an-hours notice etc!! She used to wait on the Hoe with many others every dawn for them to come back in past the breakwater, the night Ashanti hit Huron and Tartar lost her topmast was an oft told reminiscence to us sprogs...if you look back thru the pusts there are pics of Huron and Tartar in their post-op state. Ashanti hit Huron at 30 kts ....think what trouble that would cause these days.
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Old 28-02-2009, 23:13
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id legi modo illic. vero,latine loqui non est difficilissimum.


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Greetings my old friend,

Si vis pacem parrabellum.

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Old 28-02-2009, 23:34
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Good evening shipmates,

A man walked into a supermarket with his zipper down. A lady cashier walked up to him and said, "your barracks door is open". Not a phrase that men normally use, He went on his way looking a bit puzzled. When he was about finished shopping, a man came up and said, "Your fly is open", He zipped up and finished his shopping.
At the checkout he intentionally got in the line where the lady was that had told him his barracks door was open. He was planning to have a little fun with her, so when he reached the counter he said, "When you saw my barracks door open, did you see a fusilier standing to attention?" The lady thought for a moment and said, "No, no I didn't. All I saw was a disabled veteran sitting on a couple of old duffle bags".

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And another short one.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said
But
I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I mean't.

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One of my ex wives used to talk like that...mammories
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Bazimus sonitus ... age quod agis


..............ad augusta per angusta

.....perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim....

...Ipsa scientia posestas est


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Bazimus sonitus ... age quod agis


..............ad augusta per angusta

.....perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim....

...Ipsa scientia posestas est


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OK Bazimus sonitus,

I'll come clean..............get yourself an Iphone and download Latin phrases.

Did you realy think that I could hold a lengthy conversation in Latin ? .......my education was the same as yours........LIFE !
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Greetings Ivor,
University of life. Or, University of hard knocks?
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Hi Baz

I would say an equal amount of both...with numorus war wounds to bear witness to my teacher's zeal and determination..

However I find the more I read of "others" journey's the less I feel "Targeted"

I do like this thread as I'm sure you do to for the cander and "Story's" which emerge.

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Another story for you but this time it is a very, very tiny one. They call this "Flash Fiction" I believe. I've called this one, "Seashells".
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Greeting's Jan,
Very very good. Thats life?
A few of us have said it before, and I'll say it again, "get publishing"

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Hello shipmates,

East is East and West is West.

I'm sick of the chink and tarter
I'm sick of the Jap and Malay
And all those far spots on the chart
Are no place for yours truly to stay
I've had enough of undersized chicken
And milk that comes in a can
The East is no place to stay in
For this particular man.

I'm weary of curry and eggs and rice
All mingled with highly spiced dope
I'm fed up with bathing in Lysol
And washing in Carbolic soap
I'm tired of the itch and all skin diseases
Mosquitoes, vermin and flies
I'm sick of tropical breezes
And sunshine that dazzles my eyes.

O' Lord for a wind with a tingle
An atmosphere zestful and keen
O' Lord once more to mingle
With crowds that are white folk and clean
To eat without fear of infection
To sleep without using a net
And throw away all my collection
Of Iodine and Quinine etc.

To hear all the noise and clamour
The hurry and fret of the nest
I'd trade all the orient glamour
That dam lying poets suggest
They sing of the East as enthralling
Thats why I started to roam
But I now hear the Occidents calling
O' Lord I want to come home.

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Deus gubernat navem et Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat victoria
aut mors et Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est Calpam poena premit comes dabit dues his qouque finem....upus yoursus
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Talking of Latin:

1:1 In-ay e-thay eginning-bay Od-gay eated-cray e-thay eaven-hay
and-ay e-thay earth-ay.
1:2 And-ay e-thay earth-ay as-way ithout-way orm-fay, and-ay
oid-vay; and-ay arkness-day as-way upon-ay e-thay ace-fay of-ay
e-thay eep-day. And-ay e-thay Irit-spay of-ay Od-gay oved-may
upon-ay e-thay ace-fay of-ay e-thay aters-way.
1:3 And-ay Od-gay aid-say, Et-lay ere-thay e-bay ight-lay: and-ay
ere-thay as-way ight-lay.
1:4 And-ay Od-gay aw-say e-thay ight-lay, at-thay it-ay as-way
ood-gay: and-ay Od-gay ivided-day e-thay ight-lay om-fray e-thay
arkness-day.
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Talking of Latin:

1:1 In-ay e-thay eginning-bay Od-gay eated-cray e-thay eaven-hay
and-ay e-thay earth-ay.
1:2 And-ay e-thay earth-ay as-way ithout-way orm-fay, and-ay
oid-vay; and-ay arkness-day as-way upon-ay e-thay ace-fay of-ay
e-thay eep-day. And-ay e-thay Irit-spay of-ay Od-gay oved-may
upon-ay e-thay ace-fay of-ay e-thay aters-way.
1:3 And-ay Od-gay aid-say, Et-lay ere-thay e-bay ight-lay: and-ay
ere-thay as-way ight-lay.
1:4 And-ay Od-gay aw-say e-thay ight-lay, at-thay it-ay as-way
ood-gay: and-ay Od-gay ivided-day e-thay ight-lay om-fray e-thay
arkness-day.
Niceous oneious ograteios moderatious

non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum

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Greeting's Ivor,

I can just about decipher your answer to Herakles, but as for what he has wrote to you.................?

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Greeting's shipmates,

And another one for you.

I n George Washington's days, there were no camera's. Ones image was either sculpted or painted. Some painting's of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while other's showed both legs and arms. Prices charged by painter's were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs", therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, "Okay, but it will cost you an arm and a leg".

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