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Callunna
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Posted -  17/12/2007  :  17:42
...Frabjous Day.

Whaddya think? 

In case you aren't familiar with The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, here's a Wiki clicky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky

We can't keep the name Helen's Drum as Silsden will be calling their replacement boat by that monicker. We had toyed with 'Rosa Calluna' but felt it was a bit fey, complicated and a right mouthful. 'Big Bertha' failed the relatives' test...

As Frabjous Day is one of my fave sayings when I'm happy, and Jabberwocky is an off-the-wall poem so it matches our personalities,  this is now  likely to become the boat's name. We have to complete the registration form by Thursday.
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melteaser
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 18:05
Go for it Cally. It's your home and if the name feels right then go with it!

(Imindoors says 'go with RMS Titanic, not quite sure what he is implying!!))


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 18:37
Twas brillig .....


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Doc
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 20:30
how about the "Barlick Witch" Tongue-out


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Ringo
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 20:32


quote:
Doc wrote:
how about the "Barlick Witch" Tongue-out


lolol


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Big Kev
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 20:37
Just to add my tuppence worth, you could just call it The Sheldrick Rose..........


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Doc
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 20:39
there are a few good sites that have some fun boat names

here is one of them

http://www.yachtsee.com/boatnamesfunandclever.htm


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Callunna
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 21:06
"you could just call it The Sheldrick Rose."

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Doreen
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Posted - 17/12/2007 : 23:15


WHAT A GOOD NAME FOR ITCheers




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panbiker
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2301 Posts
Posted - 18/12/2007 : 00:45
As you are starting  a new and fantastic journey a few suggestions from "The Guide"Thumbs-up

42 (Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything)

Heart of Gold (Zaphods stolen Spaceship)

Babel Fish (The ultimate communication and translation device)

DON'T PANIC! (The best advice offered by The Guide)

I like yours as well Cally, go with "whatever floats YOUR boat".
 

Edited by - panbiker on 18/12/2007 00:45:56


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 07:57
Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.

by: Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree.
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came wiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


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belle
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 10:00
I have to say, I think  'The Slithy Tove' has more of a nautical feel!


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Callunna
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 10:25
...but doesn't it seem sort of, creepy? And  a bit sort of slimy? Like a slug? Or is it just me?

There are a few possibles within the poem, although Brillig and Bandersnatch are already taken as the names of two folk bands. I think The Mome Raths is/was a rock band.

I just checked on Jim Sheard's boat name website and Frabjous Day doesn't appear, so that's good.

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belle
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 11:08
yes, but canals can be slimy places!


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Callunna
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 12:05
"canals can be slimy places! "

... they can indeed, though we hope to cruise only the nicest bit of the L&L, between Foulridge and Skipton.

Man & van sorted - fifty quid and the job's a good 'un. Friends have offered to help but it's not fair to expect them to give up their time just before Xmas, and I'd feel really guilty if anyone put their back out - any time of the year would be bad enough but the festive season would be a particularly bad time. Go to Top of Page
belle
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Posted - 18/12/2007 : 12:51
oo its nearly a done deal!


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