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Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:05 pm
by IanKennedy
OK, then the sea destroys the sub. As in the black whole destroys the Narada.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:06 pm
by Mikey
I think the point is that it's like saying that torpedoes don't sink ships - the sudden intake of water does. While technically correct, the point is that the water doesn't sink the ship unless the torpedo first holes the ship.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:19 pm
by IanKennedy
Yup.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:04 pm
by Mark
IanKennedy wrote:Yes, but isn't that like saying that the sea is what sinks ships. After all the torpedo from the submarine only sends the sub to the bottom, it's the sea that corrodes the sub and eventually dissolves it completely.



Its actually closer to saying its the whirlpool IN the sea that tore it to pieces as it was suffering damage.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:20 am
by IanKennedy
Mark wrote:
IanKennedy wrote:Yes, but isn't that like saying that the sea is what sinks ships. After all the torpedo from the submarine only sends the sub to the bottom, it's the sea that corrodes the sub and eventually dissolves it completely.



Its actually closer to saying its the whirlpool IN the sea that tore it to pieces as it was suffering damage.

Yes, but the root cause of whirlpools ability to damage the ship was the damage caused by the Kirk and Spock.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:52 pm
by Sionnach Glic
It's a bit like a ship being caught in a whirlpool and on the cusp of breaking free, when some guy in a speedboat hits the ship, causing it to fall into the whirlpool.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:54 pm
by IanKennedy
Sionnach Glic wrote:It's a bit like a ship being caught in a whirlpool and on the cusp of breaking free, when some guy in a speedboat hits the ship, causing it to fall into the whirlpool.

Only if the ship is perfectly able to survive a passage through the whirlpool completely safely and emerge on the other side intact and unaffected.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:07 pm
by Sionnach Glic
Well, yes, I'd assumed that was being taken as a given in my analogy.

Also, does anyone else here think we're really overdoing it on the analogies? :lol:

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:15 pm
by IanKennedy
Are you saying that we're over egging the omelet?

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:25 pm
by Sionnach Glic
All I'm saying is that we may have put too much jam on the bread. Whether we're overflowing the bucket remains to be seen.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:03 pm
by IanKennedy
Just so long as we're not stroking the salami. :confused:

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:48 pm
by Mikey
Hey, what you do on your own time is your business. We don't judge.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:18 pm
by Sonic Glitch
It's all just sauce for the goose.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:50 pm
by IanKennedy
New forum rules:

No spanking any monkeys
No stroking any salami
No bashing any bishops
No waxing of any dolphins
No slamming of any ham
No banging out one (or even more)
No visits to the 5 digit disco
No articulating the archdeacon
No banging the banjo
No buffing the magic lamp
No choking bad guys, chickens or gophers
No cleaning the pipes
No getting to grips with yourself
No docking in shuttle bay 5
No freeing Willy
No getting a grip on things

and definitely:

No attacking or battling any one eyed purple headed warriors.

Re: Ship nits on main site

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:04 pm
by stitch626
:shock:
Those are all commonly used analogies... I only have heard of a few?