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message 1: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse http://film.guardian.co.uk/quiz/quest...

Just for fun--give it a try!

You don't have to post your results if you're, yanno, not proud of them ;).


message 2: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse 8/10

"Midshipman: Sir, you have acquitted your self well. In my next dispatch to the admiralty I shall be recommending that you be promoted to Lieutenant. In time, you may make Captain."

At least I didn't get flogged!


message 3: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Nelson wanted to use "confides", which was a much better choice, but some twerp suggested "expects" would use fewer flags.


message 4: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse (oh, and well done! but alas, we have no ship available for you at the moment...so you'll have to stay ashore!)


message 5: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse The difference is between "I trust you to do your duty" and "I expect you to do your duty".

As for the cask business...yeesh!


message 6: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse In 2002, there was a public vote for the "Greatest Briton" of all time. Nelson came 9th.


message 7: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Very astute guessing, Scotty. The Diana lovefest is never-ending....

1. Churchill
2. Brunel
3. Diana
4. Darwin
5. Shakespeare
6. Newton
7. Elizabeth I
8. Lennon
9. Nelson
10 Cromwell


message 8: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Glenn C. | 23 comments 9 of 10....dont recall the crows nest question...
Scotty, you were in England not too long ago...ya shoulda visited here:
http://www.hms-victory.com/


message 9: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:53PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse I think the list went to 100, but I'm not sure.

Brunel (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) was an engineer. He was the driving force behind bridges, tunnels, railways and steamships :).

Cromwell is a difficult subject. There are people who manage to love democracy and hate Cromwell, but I think he's generally regarded as the man who gave us constitutional monarchy. Warts and all!


message 10: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:53PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
Brunel is the guy who built the Great Eastern? (Yes, it was. Ha.)


message 11: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:53PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse That's him.


message 12: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:54PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Ah, the SS Great Eastern...

http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/s...


message 13: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:54PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
Covered in one of the episodes on 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World" too. The documentary series (can't speak for the book) doesn't seem to be adverse to thinking with a few facts in the name of drama, but it's an interesting series if you get a chance to watch it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wo...


message 14: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Glenn C. | 23 comments OK, I believe at either Malta or Gibraltar,
Dr. Maturin spots a somehwat rare bird, names it, and Captain A. promptly quips: "I dare say he forgot to shave this morning"
and almost collapses in paroxysms at his own wit...

What bird was it? Who else starts to strangle on their own laughter (while on duty at the quarterdeck) but is choked off by Lt. Dillon ?


message 15: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Lol, I think a lot of us haven't got there yet :D.


message 16: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
I hope sqrls have got there. I liked Dillon :(

I don't know the answer though. I cheated and looked it up.


message 17: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse I thought "lesser of two weevils" was hilarious.

Is that something I shouldn't admit in public?

I have zero recollection of this bird, lol.


message 18: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
Because it's cur tailed.

(I remember that every time I see the word.)

Wasn't it JA that said it?


message 19: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Nice one, Monissa! Cur-tailed. Dear me.

Of course, if the planet's rotation were different, the watches could all be the same length ;).

I noticed that one of the Hornblower books had different titles for US/UK. The US title was Beat to Quarters, whereas the UK one was something less interesting, with "Happy" in the title.

The bird is a Bearded something, maybe?

*goes looking for Bearded Birds*


message 20: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse I googled "Bearded Booby" but the only reference I got seemed to be facetious.

I have found a Bearded Tit (but surely JA's joke would have been far more ribald!) and a Bearded Vulture, so far....


message 21: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:59PM) (new)

Glenn C. | 23 comments A bearded vulture!Its a bearded vulture! A young bearded vulture. Stephen cried.

Well said Jack instantly-'I dare say he forgot to shave this morning'

HIS RED FACE CRINKLED UP,HIS EYES DIMINISHED TO A BRIGHT BLUE SLIT AND HE SLAPPED HIS THIGHS, BENDING TO SUCH A PAROXYSM OF SILENT MIRTH


message 22: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:59PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawk!


message 23: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Glenn C. | 23 comments OK, The person 'strangled off' was the man at the wheel, who, according to the book, gave a stifled 'hoo hoo' because of Jack's red-faced, eye-watering paroxysms of barely-contained laughter. I will find the page & book later....
And which I was wrong, it wasnt Gibralter, or Malta, but Port Mahon, Minorca.
I must be goofy, I try to fit the way Killick speaks, and particular words specifically, sometimes, into sentences, just to see if they get by un-noticed in the modern venacular


message 24: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:02PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Interesting article.

I've run across that way of speaking before, I think...maybe in Dickens?


message 25: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:06PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Hmmm...yeah. Any resemblance is merely coincidental!


message 26: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Glenn C. | 23 comments OK...A line that made its way into the movie, but completely out-of-context...
Dr. Maturin"Do away with subordination, and you do away with tyranny: Without subordination we should have no Nero's, no Tamerlanes, no Buonapartes"
Captain Aubrey"Stuff- Subordination is the natural order: there is subordination in Heaven- Archangels and ordinary foremast angels ;and so it is in the Navy. You have come to the wrong shop for anarchy brother"
What book?


message 27: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
HMS Surprise?


message 28: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Melissa (melissaharl) | 21 comments took the quiz

You scored 9 out of a possible 10
Flying colours: Sir, England expects every man will do his duty, but you have done all this and more. I am recommending that you be appointed to your own command with all the haste that is practicable. As you were.


message 29: by Monissa, Deck Hand (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod
I seem to recall reading it somewhere a while, rather than hearing it. That was my logic :)


message 30: by Debbie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Another one turned on shore, alas. No ships, sir, no ships!


message 31: by John (new)

John (jkbrown2) | 5 comments You scored 9 out of a possible 10
Flying colours: Sir, England expects every man will do his duty, but you have done all this and more. I am recommending that you be appointed to your own command with all the haste that is practicable. As you were.


message 32: by Marko (new)

Marko (msusimetsa) | 4 comments I got 8/10, but I must argue that the question 1 has two correct answers but only one is approved:

When Captain Aubrey tells his men to make their conduct lubberly, what does he mean?

a) As nice as something Jamie Oliver might cook
b) Amorous
c) Like land-dwellers
d) Clumsy and unprofessional

Basically, c and d are both correct, since they amount to the same thing. Land-lubbers would be clumsy and unprofessional.


message 33: by AndrewP (new)

AndrewP (andrewca) | 12 comments You scored 9 out of a possible 10
Flying colours: Sir, England expects every man will do his duty, but you have done all this and more. I am recommending that you be appointed to your own command with all the haste that is practicable. As you were.

Yay, I know more than I thought.


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