Is that a boat I see?

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Is that a boat I see?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am

Not if you are a Govt. Minister, it is a maritime asset.

Sometimes a different word is better than the one in usual use but at times it is best to call a spade a spade.

The berk on the radio this morning said "maritime asset" and added insult to injury by explaining what he was talking about.
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Re: Is that a boat I see?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:55 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am
Not if you are a Govt. Minister, it is a maritime asset.

Sometimes a different word is better than the one in usual use but at times it is best to call a spade a spade.

The berk on the radio this morning said "maritime asset" and added insult to injury by explaining what he was talking about.
He wanted to be sure everyone understood.
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Re: Is that a boat I see?

Post by macliam » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:41 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:55 pm
blythburgh wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 am
Not if you are a Govt. Minister, it is a maritime asset.

Sometimes a different word is better than the one in usual use but at times it is best to call a spade a spade.

The berk on the radio this morning said "maritime asset" and added insult to injury by explaining what he was talking about.
He wanted to be sure everyone understood.
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Re: Is that a boat I see?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 pm

maybe the poor man was not sure of the difference between a boat or a ship or thought as he was on Radio 4 he had to use bigger or less obvious words. But explain what he meant in case any ignoramuses had tuned in by mistake
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Re: Is that a boat I see?

Post by Chadwick » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:02 am

Perhaps the industry terminology is 'maritime asset' for a sea-based item, to differentiate from land-based assets. And he used the jargon, then realised not everyone is familiar with it so explained.

We have a similar situation in my company. We rent vehicles, including articulated trailers. But when we say 'vehicle' we mean only units with an engine - not the detachable trailer. It can be confusing to anyone outside who uses the word 'vehicle' more freely.

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Re: Is that a boat I see?

Post by blythburgh » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 am

Chadwick wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:02 am
Perhaps the industry terminology is 'maritime asset' for a sea-based item, to differentiate from land-based assets. And he used the jargon, then realised not everyone is familiar with it so explained.

We have a similar situation in my company. We rent vehicles, including articulated trailers. But when we say 'vehicle' we mean only units with an engine - not the detachable trailer. It can be confusing to anyone outside who uses the word 'vehicle' more freely.
I could understand if he was from the Ministry of Defence but he was Education.
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