PC Brigade get rid of Drunken Sailor

#1
It's official, the charity Bookstart have changed th lyrics to the song "What shall we do with the drunken sailor' to "What shall we do with the grumpy Pirate"!

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#2
Plant-Pilot said:
It's official, the charity Bookstart have changed th lyrics to the song "What shall we do with the drunken sailor' to "What shall we do with the grumpy Pirate"!
Just as long as the RN don't see this as justification for getting rid of the short basket-weaving course (assuming it still exists) as a cost-saving measure.

And I don't see why we should be discriminating against pirates by categorising them all as "grumpy". They're making plenty of money at the moment, despite the recession!
 
#4
Plant-Pilot said:
It's official, the charity Bookstart have changed th lyrics to the song "What shall we do with the drunken sailor' to "What shall we do with the grumpy Pirate"!

BBC Clicky
Very sensible. Seeing that most of the pirates we reed about in the newspapers are Somali Muslims,I find it highly offensive they should be described as 'drunken'.
 
#5
On their addled but 'politically correct*' brains. Sailors get drunk.

* What is the exact definition of 'politically correct'? I find Harriet Harman politically offensive, but I would....... !
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
What about the disgusting sexual innuendo in 'Goosey goosey gander' and 'I had a little nut tree'? And the invitation to child cruelty in 'Rock a bye baby'? There should be a compulsory 86-hour diversity and equality section included in pre-natal classes. And a nationwide ban on bacon sandwiches. This little pink quadruped went to market .. Am I barmy or is it New Liabour's world that is turning into a madhouse?
 
#7
Lets have our own ending to the song then, to make it politcally correct then

1..2..3...

"What do we, or you, or our line manager, do with a possibly, or possibly not, heavily, slightly or not in the slightest bit, presumably intoxicated although he may not be, sailor/service-person?"

"What do we, or you, or our line manager, do with a possibly, or possibly not, heavily, slightly or not in the slightest bit, presumably intoxicated although he may not be, sailor/service-person?"

"What do we, or you, or our line manager, do with a possibly, or possibly not, heavily, slightly or not in the slightest bit, presumably intoxicated although he may not be, sailor/service-person?"

"Earl-i at reveille" (so that in conforms with JSP guidelines)

"Wake him very gently, ask if he's okay"
"Offer him a drink ask him if he wants to stay and lay"
"Dont let the Sgt Major scare him, is that okay?"
"Seek medical assistance in case he does not wake" (and to cover your arse)

Any one else?
 
#9
Plant-Pilot said:
It's official, the charity Bookstart have changed th lyrics to the song "What shall we do with the drunken sailor' to "What shall we do with the grumpy Pirate"!
This is blatant anti-piratism and sterotyping of an oppressed ethnic and religious minority.

As a member of this greatly misrepresented profession and an adherent of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I take umbrage at this narrow-minded bigottry and demand an immediate apology on behalf of all my fellow pirates. Furthermore I will be writing to.....

Continued on Page 96.
 
#11
Idrach said:
Plant-Pilot said:
It's official, the charity Bookstart have changed th lyrics to the song "What shall we do with the drunken sailor' to "What shall we do with the grumpy Pirate"!
Just as long as the RN don't see this as justification for getting rid of the short basket-weaving course (assuming it still exists) as a cost-saving measure.

And I don't see why we should be discriminating against pirates by categorising them all as "grumpy". They're making plenty of money at the moment, despite the recession!
I'm outraged-I'm going to start up the Outrage RHIB as soon as I sober up.

Don't worry-we've still got the 1 Day and 5 Day basketweaving courses!!!
 
#12
saladdoger said:
It is good that they used the word pirate.

A Grumpy sailor sounds a bit like a gay sex act.

Is that the one where you spunk in their eye, chop em in the throat and stamp on their foot and watch them go "Arrrgghhh!"?
 
#13
Blizzard99 said:
saladdoger said:
It is good that they used the word pirate.

A Grumpy sailor sounds a bit like a gay sex act.

Is that the one where you spunk in their eye, chop em in the throat and stamp on their foot and watch them go "Arrrgghhh!"?
Looks like we have an other one to add to the chipping, seagulling, dirty sanchez etc list. It could be bigger than dogging.
 
#15
Had to happen.
The RM of my day is no more.
Nelson is rotating in his grave, aving Organisms over pleasantly plump female sailors being done over by lecherous Harabs.
john
 
#16
the_matelot said:
Don't worry-we've still got the 1 Day and 5 Day basketweaving courses!!!
Definite cost cutting then - used to be 2 weeks (short) and ?? long (the drink-addled memory says it was 60 or 90 days, the same as DQs although probably less fun) - never knew anybody who'd admit to being sent on the long one though.

The alcohol education course for DOs / Div CPOs was a day? No, and not "how do you make a horse's neck"!
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
New versions of old favourites will catch on though ..

'Soldier, soldier, will you marry me, with your musket fife and drum?
Oh no sweet maid, I cannot marry you, for I much prefer boy's bum..'
 

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