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In what way was she normally referred to?

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Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« 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.
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« Reply #1 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)?

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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #3 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.
« Last Edit: Mar 21, 2011, 07:00 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2011, 08:45 PM »
Im thankful no one has mentioned "Queenie 2"   :o :o
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« Reply #5 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
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #7 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
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2011, 12:33 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 22, 2011, 03:16 PM »
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.

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« Reply #9 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?
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« Reply #10 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!)
 
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« Reply #11 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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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2014, 01:32 PM »
I called her THE OLD TUB. But she was 'my' Old Tub.

Michael, I like that !
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 06:22 PM »
Great to hear that Michael! :)
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 12:13 PM »
And then there was the glare from me if anyone else called her an Old Tub!

Offline Rod

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« Reply #15 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!

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« Reply #16 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
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #17 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 !
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Re: Poll : How was "our ship" most commonly referred to?
« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 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.