The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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December 10, 2007


Mike Field

"Pony Off A Lemon" is a great story. Thanks for sharing it.

And I couldn't help noticing that while Kenneth Grahame's surname is spelt the Scottish way, you've spelled it the English way by omitting the final E. I'm not sure that he'd be too pleased....

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I have a mini yacht and would like to name it "Just an arm" but I am looking for unique spelling options.?
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Boat Point Park

Great story , thanks to share it


still a practice going on. I am on the internet looking up cockney boat names to name a 70ft canal boat that i live on between camden-bow (i move about)

slang phrase or slang word. gertcha is winning so far. (see chas and dave)

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