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27th September 2005, 08:50
This term is used/written both ways.
On the other hand it could also be a glass of beer......
Which is the right spelling for shipping and why?
27th September 2005, 10:38
Being Dicklecksick I always used Draft as it has less letters.
27th September 2005, 12:32
Often, I think it depends on nationality.
The UK and the Commonweallth usually go with draught, the United States prefer draft.
Jeff, in the UK, proves that that rule ain't always 100% accurate.
As long as it isn't Lite beer, I'll drink it.
27th September 2005, 15:47
The English or US version, that makes sense, like colour and color, night and nite, etc.
and it is light beer in English and not lite.....
27th September 2005, 15:56
Us Dicklecksick types prefer the US way of spelling, even better is Text speak.
27th September 2005, 16:26
In the thousands of arrival radiotelegrams I sent, I never once sent the word "draught", it was always "draft" - even with the most pukkah of Captains.
PS What does DNA stand for? National Dyslectic Association.
27th September 2005, 16:34
I was only kidding about being Dyslectic, the truth is I'm just not very good at spelling.
27th September 2005, 18:09
I worked in the States (God Bless Em ) and I prefer Draught as long as it Smithwicks?
27th September 2005, 20:05
Hell!! I always thought it was the name of a big horse.
27th September 2005, 20:12
I always remember a German Coaster Captain who was trying to master the English language. He was extremely exasperated.
Whats this BOW,?
Its the front of your ship, Captain.
What fires arrows ?
A BOW Captain.
How do people greet your Queen ?
They BOW Captain
What do you play a violin with ?
A BOW Captain.
Mind the handle of the door does not catch on your trousers as you leave my ship.
With that I B...D out.
21st November 2005, 22:14
Well seeing as a British pint is 20 fluid ounces and a US Pint is only 16, I'll have a draught.
21st November 2005, 23:07
A very popular beer here (don't know why) is Coors Light.
Used to say it was just like making love in a canoe F**king close to water!!!!
22nd November 2005, 01:24
Is it true that American girls don't drink beer at the beach because they don't like getting sand in their Schlitz?
22nd November 2005, 05:47
One takes the draft after loading and or discharging and then drinks a draught.
Draft marks, not draught marks.
The dictionary actualy states draught - "the depth of water a ship or boat needs to float it"
I still prefer draft!!
22nd November 2005, 08:55
ha ha ha!! nice one John!
22nd November 2005, 16:27
What's wrong with Guinness then? Put's hair on your chest even the ladies (K)
23rd November 2005, 00:00
Tmac, why cant it put hairs on my Head! LOL
23rd November 2005, 01:28
according to my naval architecture books it is draught.
but most americans books/publications use draft.
i dont know why the difference.
might go and ask mr google.
23rd November 2005, 15:51
Smith / Smythe : **** / Sh-te ! Whats the difference
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