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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoni View Post
    A ... flag signal which means "You may feel your way past me".

    Would've been a handy one in the pubs of the 80s.
    In the pubs I used to go to you'd have got more than you bargained for if you stood at the bar waving flags above your head...
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    QLMAO at that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arielarts View Post
    In a similar vain, perhaps QFU is a mission gone wrong
    Verrrry funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoni View Post
    A really good one is ... QRM?

    Back in the days of morse, the question mark at the end ( . . - - . . ) makes the message read:

    Are you being interfered with ?

    Another one that tickles me is a nautical flag signal which means "You may feel your way past me".

    Would've been a handy one in the pubs of the 80s.
    You mean it would've been acceptable? I geddit!
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    While we're on the subject of flag signals:
    At the battle of Trafalgar, the French admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ordered his signalman to signal 'To the water - it is the hour".
    Nelson asked his signalman to read the French message.
    Nelson's signalman read "A l'eau, c'est l'heure" ('allo sailor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    In the pubs I used to go to you'd have got more than you bargained for if you stood at the bar waving flags above your head...

    Back in the day the pubs and clubs were heaving; in my part of the world heaving with people who wouldn't say anything before doing. Be bloody careful as you passed by if you want to stay vertical.

    But the music and the craic were great. Sorry for the thread drift!
    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - G.B.S.


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