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Engineers on SSC 2 on yet another smoko making a mess of the mess!

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Hi Lee,

Ginger Beer is not something you would call anyone in the London area unless you wanted a smack in the gob. It is rhyming slang for "Queer". ;)

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Brian
 

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It has been a standard term of endearment for Engineers for many a year probally before it made its mark as Cockney Rhyming Slang. Another name was the Black Gang
 

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Strike a light guvnor!

Before Cockney Rhyming Slang?? Nahhhh - I don't Adam and Eve it!

It's been around as long as going for a Tom Tit or a Pony and Trap, or having a Jimmy Riddle - all terms used by my grandfather going back to WW1 days. ;)

Brian
 

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Benjidog, who says you wern't right!! Cant you tell these are very salubirous characters indeed. They've most probably just finished doing a bit of shafting.Fahn, Fahn.
 

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Now that smoking has been banned within the accommodation and mess rooms, are we still allowed to call it SMOKO without getting reported to the Morale Suppression Police? The "rest period formerly called smoko" might keep them happy.
 

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Getting back to the subject of ginger beer, I can't imagine a more devious drink. Tasty as it is, it just makes you thirstier.
 

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Tom,

SSC2 is Super Sea Cat 2, a fast mono hull - one of Mr. Sherwoods' little jokes. He, or at least Seacontainers owned Incat 74m Catamarans, which were known as SeaCats, when he built 4 x mono hulls he named them Super SeaCats, for some obsure reason known, probably only to himself!, and had pictures of cats emblazoned on the bows of each craft. I believe SSC2 is currently operating for the Isle of Man Steam Packet. Bloody things would roll on wet grass!
 

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