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All Things To All Men
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:34:44 PM »

      All Things To All Men

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Re: All Things To All Men
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 12:08:14 AM »
Just read the above "All things " and a memory flooded back of a case in point. I was down a boiler-room, I had two young stokers on on the boiler front and a three badge killick(who had upset the chief stoker) who was doing a stint water tending. This tech stuff will be understood by stokers!.
Anyway, the killick for no good reason suddenly enquired of one of the stokers if he knew whether pigs could swim,claiming it was needed for some quiz he was doing. Lies !!
The stoker had no idea, I said they could, the killick said that he thought that because pigs had strange front trotters they would stab themselves in the throat it they tried to dog paddle!! This inane debate took up the rest of the watch, and spilled over onto the mess deck.
I heard the argument still going a week later, ! nobody I ever met cared a hoot about pigs but the mess was fairly evenly split between pro and non pig swimmers with all manner of highly debatable "facts" to support the cases.
       I'd forgotten all about that ! must google pigs/swim  ;D