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Title: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 21, 2011, 06:42 PM
Please indicate how you think our ship was most commonly referred over the years. 

Try not to be inferenced by what you may have read on this forum, think of your own experiences and memories.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Bob C. on Mar 21, 2011, 06:47 PM
I'm going to have to think about my vote as I think her referenced name depends on the time period.  Should we think about breaking this poll up among the decades (e.g. 70's, 80's, 90's 00's)?
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 21, 2011, 06:52 PM
I understand, but in this case I need to come up with a single answer for this - there's an important reason for my question! - so please try to think of a single overall answer.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 21, 2011, 06:56 PM
I might as well come clean as to why i'm asking, or it will get too confusing.

Read this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:COMMONNAME#Common_names

Quote from: from wikipedia
In determining which of several alternative names is most frequently used, it is useful to observe the usage of major international organizations, major English-language media outlets, quality encyclopedias, geographic name servers, major scientific bodies and scientific journals, and a search engine may help to collect this data. When using a search engine, restrict the results to pages written in English, and exclude the word "Wikipedia". (Also exclude inauthor:"Books, LLC" when searching Google Books.)[4] Search engine results are subject to certain biases and technical limitations; for detailed advice in the use of search engines and the interpretation of their results, see Wikipedia:Search engine test.

When there is no single obvious term that is obviously the most frequently used for the topic, as used by a significant majority of reliable English language sources, editors should reach a consensus as to which title is best by considering the other criteria identified above.

Wikipedia is not a crystal ball. We do not know what terms will be used in the future, but only what is and has been in use, and will therefore be familiar to our readers. However, common sense can be applied – if an organization changes its name, it is reasonable to consider the usage since the change.

The ideal title for an article will also satisfy the other criteria outlined above; ambiguous or inaccurate names for the article subject, as determined by reliable sources, are often avoided even though they may be more frequently used by reliable sources. For example, tsunami is preferred over the arguably more typical, but less accurate tidal wave.

This provision also applies when names are used as part of descriptive titles.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: cunardqueen on Mar 21, 2011, 08:45 PM
Im thankful no one has mentioned "Queenie 2"   :o :o
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: peter ward on Mar 21, 2011, 10:41 PM
how about this one ,the gay lads on board in my time ( 70's early 80's) used to refer to her as 'the black pig'...captain pugwash's ship ..don't know where that came from .peter
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Mar 21, 2011, 11:57 PM
Peter, that nickname, I believe, came from her poor slow speed maneouvrability in port because of the long term bow thruster problems.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 22, 2011, 07:34 AM
Peter, that nickname, I believe, came from her poor slow speed manoeuvrability in port because of the long term bow thruster problems.
We discussed this in a topic about pilots... But it wasn't just the weak thrusters (even when they worked), it was also  the arrangement of the rudder and props, and lack of stern thrusters - she just wasn't manoeuvrable at slow speed at all.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1693.msg20077.html#msg20077
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Michael Gallagher on Mar 22, 2011, 03:16 PM
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Twynkle on Mar 22, 2011, 04:18 PM
Wasn't she called The Pig - as in her being a bit tricky to steer?
with Caronia as Piglet?
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Twynkle on May 01, 2014, 11:48 PM
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.

Yes! Thanks so much for this, Michael - Only just re-discovered this post / topic, and it seems to have been the first time in weeks that something about QE2 has raised a smile
She IS Your Old Tub - not just any old tub, is she?!
(Come to think of it - looking at her from either side and along her hull, she's got a sizable beam on her, she does look a bit tubby too!)
 
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: MiamiCunarder on May 02, 2014, 11:30 AM
I knew of an entertainer onboard who referred to her as the old "Rust Bucket".With much hint of sarcasm, he would also call her "Five Star Ship". :p


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Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: June Ingram on May 02, 2014, 01:32 PM
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.

Michael, I like that !
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Hodson on May 02, 2014, 06:22 PM
Great to hear that Michael! :)
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Michael Gallagher on May 03, 2014, 12:13 PM
And then there was the glare from me if anyone else called her an Old Tub!
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rod on May 03, 2014, 12:55 PM
The only nickname I ever heard and used was "The Black Pig", it had nothing to do with steering either!
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Twynkle on May 03, 2014, 01:23 PM
QE2 was also called 'Home'
(we called her this, too!)
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,506.msg48535.html#msg48535
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: June Ingram on May 05, 2014, 06:19 PM
And then there was the glare from me if anyone else called her an Old Tub!

Even better, Michael !
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Hodson on May 05, 2014, 07:18 PM
And then there was the glare from me if anyone else called her an Old Tub!

Haha, brilliant!  ;D
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Ilgin on Jun 23, 2014, 09:47 PM
Many people refer to QE2 as an "RMS" which she never was. She was SS and then MV.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Hodson on Jun 23, 2014, 09:48 PM
Many people refer to QE2 as an "RMS" which she never was. She was SS and then MV.

I think that SS and TSMV sound better than RMS anyway. Not that she needs one, she is simply known as QE2.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Ilgin on Jun 23, 2014, 09:51 PM
Yes, TSMVQE2 is quite a mouthful anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Hodson on Jun 23, 2014, 09:51 PM
Yes, TSMVQE2 is quite a mouthful anyway.  :D

She doesn't need one. QE2 is grand enough. ;)
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Ilgin on Jun 23, 2014, 09:55 PM
"QE2" Graceful, grand, & eloquent- just like our Queen herself.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rod on Jun 24, 2014, 01:39 AM
Why was the letter writing paper found in the cabins RMS! Why did they have a "specie" room?
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Ilgin on Jun 24, 2014, 01:43 AM
Why was the letter writing paper found in the cabins RMS! Why did they have a "specie" room?
I don't know Rod... I do know that while QE2 carried Royal Mail (occasionally or on a fixed schedule I do not know) Cunard thought that the "RMS" prefix was not chic and modern enough for their new liner.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Hodson on Jun 24, 2014, 05:35 PM
I don't know Rod... I do know that while QE2 carried Royal Mail (occasionally or on a fixed schedule I do not know) Cunard thought that the "RMS" prefix was not chic and modern enough for their new liner.

Hence why they made her TSMV (Twin Screw Motor Vessel) when she became diesel-electric I guess? ???
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Adam Ilgin on Jun 24, 2014, 07:45 PM
I would assume so.
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Twynkle on Jun 24, 2014, 09:27 PM
Hi Adam and Adam
There is a long long topic here regarding QE2's status and 'title' and the reasons why there was ambivalence about the use of the prefix RMS....you might be interested!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1392.msg54425.html#msg54425
Rosie
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Rod on Jun 24, 2014, 09:29 PM
As far as I am concerned...she will always be RMS....thats what my mugs say!
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Clydebuilt1971 on Jun 25, 2014, 08:49 AM
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.

Like it Michael!!

Gav
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: Louis De Sousa on Nov 02, 2015, 04:41 PM
Simply "QE2" the best home address I have ever had
Title: Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
Post by: PaulInuk on Feb 21, 2016, 10:16 AM
I call the queens grill the queens thrill