5 comments on “What Shan’t We Do with the Drunken Sailor?

  1. Gees.
    If people think its things like that, that cause people to become addicted to alcohol they need to wake up and get a bloody life.

    I will quite happily shake them by the collar until they see sense if they so wish me to.

  2. For a start the BBC website is saying that this is a nursery rhyme. It isn’t it’s a sea shanty.
    Secondly I was born in 1960 in England so pirates were a thing of the past. Not real. You read about them in Peter Pan and Treasure Island, that was all.

    But now in 2009 they are real and holding ships to ransom and kidnapping shipping magnates? But I guess this is okay to the PC brigade.

    The PC brigade who are they, where do they work? Do you need qualifications? Now there’s a good idea for a fly on the wall documentary.

    I imagine them to be insomniacs who in the dark of night think up rubbish and get the absurd corrected.

    Up here in Far North Queensland PC is quite rare. Kids go ‘Piggin’ on the weekend. They shoot feral pigs so a few nasty rhymes goes right over their heads.

    cheers ERic

    • But now in 2009 they are real and holding ships to ransom and kidnapping shipping magnates? But I guess this is okay to the PC brigade.

      I think that’s an excellent point. Another thing that concerned me (and I originally thought it was my mistake until I had time to re-check the BBC article) is that “sailors” in the original shanty are equated with “pirates” by these people. Talk about misleading!

      Nice comment, Eric. Your contribution is appreciated.

  3. Nice observation there Gary,obviously that dreaded pc again, or is it a not so subtle attempt at discouraging drinking by not mentioning it and it will go away?. Hold on didn’t i read the other day, that new research showed the consumption of beer may protect against prostate cancer?.

    NEWS HEADLINES 2020 “It was reported yesterday that instances of prostate cancer have increased in recent years” A spokesman said “We believe this increase is attributable to the fact that no-one drinks beer these days, we can’t understand why, maybe it is a fashion thing”

    Ouch my head hurts

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