Sunday, June 20, 2010

British Unit Dyslexia, Reporter without a Clue, Fisherman without a Clue

Case One (Life imitating art) -
The above Juan Caruso cartoon (from 2008) portrayed one result of unthinkable confusion between the U.K. monetary unit, British pounds (sterling) and the weight of submarine ballast.
Currently, an Ebay dealer in London undrescores the reality of such confusion in an equally dramatic error for a used, submarine-related item: The true book about submarines, by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, Weight : 1.7401 pounds
Price:
US $3,629,230.25
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Case Two (Reporter without a submarine clue) -
Announcing Military reunion to be held for submarine crew.
"Crewmembers of the submarine tender USS LY Spear (AS-36) will meet Oct. 14-17 in Norfolk, Va."
Case Three (Fisherman without a Clue) -
June 18, 2010 - Fishermen spot periscope off So. Florida -
Danoff reported the sighting to the Coast Guard and has heard nothing back. Petty Officer Barry Bena said the matter is still under investigation. Advice for Mr. Danoff: Don't hold your breath on submarine movements.
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Submarines are always silent and strange.

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2 Comments:

At 21 June, 2010 13:15, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Regarding the observed periscope, it definately could have been one our boats coming in close to check out the "Beach Bunnies" who may have been catching a few rays, or it could have been one those drug smuggling subs that are now being used by the drug cartels.

 
At 21 June, 2010 20:22, Blogger Vigilis said...

DBF, Cookie!

 

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