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none the less

For no reason, except to make rum-fueled conversation, I prefer to use 'nonetheless' over separating the individual words. The word 'inasmuch' is another one, like 'whatsoever', or 'inasmuch'. Using either is perfectly valid, but I appreciate the stylistic forms.
 
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Huh... It's got that dude from the Bounty involved in it. I'd never heard of the Rum Rebellion, I don't think.

On the other hand, I do know about the Bounty. I suspect the current generations of my fellow Americans won't know much about it, not even watching the movie.

While we're on the subject, the UK has been great at many things but none so much as their ability to name ships. In the US, we get USS Reagan and USS Ford. In Britain they have HMS Kill You Twice and HMS Sodomize Your Corpse.

The UK has the greatest ship names ever. Don't believe me? Click this link:


Those awesome names are just the tip of the iceberg. Click the following link to get access to the whole alphabet's worth of names.


The sun never set on the empire, but the great names of ships will continue on in history.
 

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In Britain they have HMS Kill You Twice and HMS Sodomize Your Corpse.
Don't believe me? Click this link:

Okay, I'll call BS on this one. ;) I took a quick scan through all the ship names beginning with R-S-T (very popular letters, according to Wheel of Fortune game show)... and I see no names that are obscene, offensive, or even slightly objectionable (nothing with Sodomy or Sodomize). Neither was "Kill You Twice" in the "K" list. Those you cited are also not included on the Wikipedia list showing fictional ship names in film and novels.

Or have I missed something?
 

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Okay, I'll call BS on this one. ;) I took a quick scan through all the ship names beginning with R-S-T (very popular letters, according to Wheel of Fortune game show)... and I see no names that are obscene, offensive, or even slightly objectionable (nothing with Sodomy or Sodomize). Neither was "Kill You Twice" in the "K" list. Those you cited are also not included on the Wikipedia list showing fictional ship names in film and novels.

Or have I missed something?

Oh, those weren't actual names - you were supposed to view the actual awesome names at the link. The first were just example awesome names, like I'd name ships if someone was dumb enough to let me name their ships. The UK does a pretty good job - the best on the globe.

Real names: Child's Play, Convulsion, Citadel, Cossack, Centurion, etc...

That's better than the Maine, Constitution, Reagan, Ford, Montana, etc...

The USSR had some pretty good names, as memory serves.
 

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In Britain they have HMS...
Oh, those weren't actual names

Oh, okay. I took "they have" too literally. And I didn't believe you! ;)

I am kinda partial to.... Enterprise. There were even enough geeks like me, at one time (1970's), to convince NASA to give that name to the first space shuttle. Well, "President Ford convinced NASA" is more accurate. It's a shame that it never actually flew in space though.
 
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No no... They just have names similar to those, but still reasonably awesome.

The world could take a lesson from the UK in the ship-naming department.

Alternatively, they could let me name them. I would give 'em some pretty awesome names.

USS Karate Chop To The Throat
USS Arse Reamer's Crazy Uncle Jim
USS Bruce Willis

I won't even charge 'em any money. I'll name all their ships for nothing.

I'm not actually pro war or anything, I just think ship names should be awesome.
 

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I stole this from Reddit:


If Adele ever decided to do a charity concert, she could call it Adele-Aid.

And if it were to take place in the capital of South Australia, it would be Adele-Aid Adelaide.

And if it were to be delayed, it would be a delayed Adele-Aid Adelaide.

And if it were so delayed that it had to be postponed until the next day, it would be a delayed Adele-Aid Adelaide a day late.
 
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Armidale, is a small city...approx 30,000 people. It is situated just 94km south of where I live in New South Wales, Australia.

Community spirit?....by the bucketload.


 
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Warning for other travellers
Acting Commander Engels said the incident should be a warning for other people travelling through the outback to not leave their car if they broke down.

"Stay with your car, we cannot stress that enough," she said. "There is some shelter from the elements, it is the first port of call for searchers, and it is a much larger target to find [from the air]."
Acting Commander Engels said travellers should also tell people where they were going, how they planned to get there and when they planned on arriving.

She also encouraged people to take plenty of provisions with them, including water — with 4 litres per person per day being the recommended amount — and plenty of food.

 
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"When he chose Australia after surviving the Holocaust, our nation gained a remarkable individual", NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said of Eddie Jaku, who passed away this month at the age of 101.


Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who died earlier this month aged 101, will be honoured with a state memorial service.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Tuesday the family of one of the state's most treasured citizens had accepted the offer of a state service.
Mr Perrottet said Mr Jaku "dedicated his life to advocating for peace and kindness".

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"When he chose Australia after surviving the Holocaust, our nation gained a remarkable individual," Mr Perrottet said.

Mr Jaku was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Leipzig, Germany in 1920.

He was sent to the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II. Both his parents were murdered in the gas chamber.

After surviving the Holocaust, Mr Jaku moved to Australia in 1950 with his wife Flore.

He became a successful businessman and also established the Sydney Jewish Museum, working there as a guide for nearly three decades.

Self-proclaimed as "the happiest man on Earth", which is the title of the book he wrote at the age of 100, he made a vow to smile every day after surviving the horrors of the Holocaust.

"Auschwitz is a death camp. I'm very lucky. I think I'm a miracle because I survived," he told SBS News in 2020 at a gathering in Sydney to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.

"I will never understand how people the quality of Germans, who produced people like Mozart and Beethoven, had become murderers."
Mr Jaku was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2013 for his service to the Jewish community.

Details of the state memorial are yet to be released.

"Australia Has Lost A Giant"
 
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this missing girl case is seriously disturbing. .....any missing child case is disturbing, but this one has the best of the best absolutely baffled.

Here's hoping the Aboriginal tracker can shed some light on her disappearance.



 
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