ok, got the p and s thing down, now can ya explain where the bass ackwards idea of numbering compartments odd to starboard, and even to port? while that may be left to right facing the ship head on, its downright awkward if your on the vessel and thinking left to right even to odd.......
One thought that has been thrown around for a few years.
Starboard, right, has an odd number of letters, anything starboard of the centerline odd numbered
Port, left, has an even number, anything port of the centerline even numbered
Might just be as simple as that This message has been edited. Last edited by: MastersMate,
Thats the way I've always heard it.
How bout this, and I mean to say this respectfully..
Some things just ARE...
BPOE... Red, Right, Returning... Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly... etc, etc,
So it is written, so it shall be..
"Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly "
AHH YES...with a quote like that, must be a fellow twidget.
It's amazing all the sayings that were used to remember all sorts of stuff.
ELI the ICE Man
heh. we were taught "Bad Boys Race Our Young Girls Behind Victory Garden Walls. Get Started Now"
As for the port/stbd thing. I don't see why it's anything beyond we read from left to right. Zero is the first even number, thus even on the left, odd (one) on the right and so forth.
Temporary thread hijack coming...
Okay..now I have to ask.. "Twidget" is a term that my son refers to himself as.. is there a definition or something behind it?
Twidget.... Slang name for an electronics technician.
I cannot put my finger on it just right now, but, think it was in one of the WW2 All Hands magazines that had a letter to the editor concerning the origin of the term.
Something to the effect of combining the precise repair procedure of "twisting gadgets" to get them to work. I think it might have been coined by the aviation radio technicians.
Thanks Boats and MM.
An ET twisting gadgets makes sense. My boi just used the term several times, while I was up in Chicago to see him, when he was talking about himself, his roommates, his friends, classmates, etc. And I couldn't figure out how that equated to being a tech.
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Now the truth come's out, Good luck with the outcome of this. Didn't each rate have it's own little ditty to say ? our's was I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S. Also ,DON'T DROP THAT SUCKER. (I could be off on the first letter.)
IF THE ENEMY IS IN RANGE , SO ARE YOU. I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S.
Try this one from the 50s. When asked a question by a "boot", one would respond "IITYWYBAD". Anyone have a clue? I know, but i'm curious as to who else does.
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