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(Courier Mail)   If you go whale-sighting and you're lucky enough to spot one, suddenly the behemoth doesn't look so noble and majestic as it's breaching on top of your boat   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 7
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2012-11-06 01:31:30 PM  
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maram500: I sincerely thought "breaching" meant the whale was giving birth as it leaped over the boat.


Actually that's a common misunderstanding of the word. There are many such Nautical "Neo-logisms" out in our vocabulary and figures of speech. For example, that friendly Bosun's Whistle your wife uses to call you to supper at family gatherings is the phonetic spelling of "Boat Swain", of course, soak it in rum for 12 years and it becomes "Bo'sun", much the way "Gaol" becomes "Jail " to prevent the drunken cockneys from calling it, "JAY-Oww". And likewise "Foc'sl", a crushed up pronunciation of "Forecastle", which is Late Medieval Frankish for the British term, "House Martin", referring to the young man kept specifically for the Captain's exclusive carnal pleasure. Oddly enough, We discarded the Cornish "martin" meaning "catamite" and the French version becomes the origin of our contemporary vulgarity, "fark."

Which brings us to Breaching. While it applies to the breaking of a wall for ancient siege masters, the Nautical construction is "Be reaching", referring of course to "reaching around", or the act of extending one's arm around and in front of one's shipmate while enjoined in sexual congress of the anal variety. It was considered good seamanship to always give a reach around during a buggery, and failure to provide this courtesy could get a sailor labled, "Connie Nae Breachin'", or "he's a sailor who will not give a reach-around". To be a breacher was comparable to what The Jew regarded as a Mensch, although Epididymus, in his 300 BC treatise on the Near East did not include any descriptions of man-on-man anal sex, nautical or otherwise.

Now you know. These men were attempting to take this whale anally and the beast was merely extending that time-honored courtesy, the reach around.
2012-11-06 11:34:52 AM  
4 votes:
i881.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 02:57:28 PM  
1 votes:
to the last I grapple with thee!
2012-11-06 12:06:42 PM  
1 votes:
I sincerely thought "breaching" meant the whale was giving birth as it leaped over the boat. I am quite the dissatisfied customer.

/Still, at least it had time to think about the potted plant while it fell back down...
2012-11-06 11:46:45 AM  
1 votes:
It was probably still upset about Stephen Biko.
2012-11-06 11:40:38 AM  
1 votes:
File an incident report if you want, we all know you sustained those injuries farking a fat chick.
2012-11-06 08:20:39 AM  
1 votes:
resources1.news.com.au

I'm on a boat motherfarker, take a look at me
Straight flowing on a boat on the deep blue sea
 
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