Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml en-gb 30 Tue 27 Jan 2015 21:13:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=94#comment18 It's an urban myth that the names were used in the series, but not that the author John Ryan had thought of them and mentioned them as being a possible joke, before they were suggested by the Grauniad and others.Since they'd been around for decades before the series, of *course* he wasn't an ignorant twerpie, and he knew perfectly well they existed. Mon 01 Sep 2008 21:23:50 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=89#comment17 I'll bet Nelson would have turned a blind eye to it. Mon 01 Sep 2008 16:44:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=84#comment16 UtT 14, It is an urbane myth. That's why the mods are at it again. Mon 01 Sep 2008 16:04:24 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=78#comment15 And to think that amongst the rest of the "weird" categorised stories, the Metro missed this gem from El Reg... Mon 01 Sep 2008 14:21:28 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=73#comment14 UTT I know. it was Tom the Cabin Boy. And I think l the reason for the moderation was suggesting that those dubious names ever ever ever had anything to do with the famous cartoon. Mon 01 Sep 2008 14:11:56 GMT+1 UptheTrossachs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=68#comment13 It's all an urban myth apparently Mon 01 Sep 2008 13:53:32 GMT+1 lordBeddGelert http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=63#comment12 I wonder if a certain Mr Mosley will be popping along to improve his knowledge of, er, history ? Mon 01 Sep 2008 13:51:52 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=57#comment11 seems the mods are having a sense of humour failure today! Mon 01 Sep 2008 13:20:24 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=52#comment10 Oh dash! Mon 01 Sep 2008 13:16:48 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=47#comment9 Hahaha. Have people been lining up to go on the tour? Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:33:19 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=42#comment8 oh dear, off to the Naughty Step with the lot of us!;-) Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:33:04 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=36#comment7 This post has been Removed Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:29:56 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=31#comment6 This post has been Removed Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:27:03 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=26#comment5 Well I'm shocked!! Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:19:35 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=21#comment4 On the same page (see link) I see a man has been forced to divorce 82 wives.Oscar Wilde might have something to say about that. Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:15:47 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=15#comment3 Found this:http://www.meetyournavy.co.uk/Event-programme.htmSeems there were 3 involved in the original incident. Although the third seems to be kneelingInformants have confirmed the scene of the crime was the deck of HMS Victory:http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/2575417833/Concern was raised about the direction he was looking, since it is more usual to sight a cannon in the direction that the ball will travel. Odd things happen in the heat and confusion of battle! Mon 01 Sep 2008 12:11:46 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=10#comment2 Cap'n Pugwash is alive and well then... despite efforts of earlier generation of BBC Mods!!! Mon 01 Sep 2008 11:52:35 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=5#comment1 OOOOOhhhhhh, Eddie, you're rude today, aren't you? Lol!I hope you haven't shown this to Mr. Sawyer. Mon 01 Sep 2008 10:54:34 GMT+1 U11235707 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/jolly.shtml?page=0#comment0 So which one was 'lash', and which was 'rum'? Mon 01 Sep 2008 10:53:13 GMT+1