What 'cunt' has in common with most other contemporary swear words is its Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies to bodily functions. Genital, scatological, and sexual terms such as, respectively, 'cunt', 'shit', and 'fuck' are our most powerful taboos, though this was not always the case.
Social taboos originally related to religion and ritual, and Philip Buxdies contrasts our contemporary bodily taboos with the ritual taboos of tribal cultures: In Totem Und TabuSigmund Freud's classic two-fold definition of 'taboo' encompasses both the sacred and the profane, both religion and defilement: To us it means, on the one hand, 'sacred', 'consecrated', and on the other 'uncanny', 'dangerous', 'forbidden', 'unclean'" Taboos relating to language are most readily Isand with the transgressive lexicon of swearing.
William Shakespeare, writing at the cusp of the Reformation, demonstrated the reduced potency of blasphemy and, with his thinly veiled 'cunt' puns, slyly circumvented the newfound intolerance towards sexual language. Later, John Wilmot Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies remove the veil altogether, writing "some of the filthiest verses composed in English" David Ward, with an astonishingly uninhibited sexual huddies and a blatant disregard for the prevailing Puritanism.
It was not until the latter half of the 20th century, after the sensational acquittal of Lady Chatterley's Loverthat the tide finally turned, and sexual taboos - including that Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies 'cunt' - were challenged by the 'permissive society'.
During the Lady Chatterley obscenity trial, the word 'cunt' became part of the national news agenda, and indeed the eventual publication of Lady Chatterley can be seen as something of a watershed for the word, marking the first widespread cultural dissemination of "arguably the most emotionally laden taboo term" Ruth Wajnryb, The word has since become increasingly prolific in the nuddies, and its appearances can broadly be divided into two types: Humorous, euphemistic references to 'cunt', punning on the word without actually using it in full, represent an attempt to undermine our taboo against it: By contrast, the buddiss trend towards repetitive usage of 'cunt' seeks to undermine the taboo through desensitisation.
If 'cunt' is repeated ad infinitum, Norfolkk sense of shock at initially encountering the word is rapidly dispelled. With other swear words notably 'fuck' Norfoll losing their potency, 'cunt' is left as the last linguistic taboo, though even the c-word Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies now be found adorning Iskand, t-shirts, and book covers. Its normalisation is now only a matter of time.
Naughty girls on line Tampa Florida Samuel calls it "one of the best words" Our taboo surrounding the word ensures that it is rarely discussed, though, when it is, the superlatives come thick and fast.
Accordingly, Zoe Williams writes: Jacqueline Z Wilson also writes in superlative terms: In her study of Australian prison graffiti, Wilson writes that Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies is "the most confronting word in mainstream Australian English, and perhaps in every major variety of English spoken anywhere" [b]. Sarah Westland calls it "the worst insult in the English language", "the nastiest, dirtiest word", "the greatest slur", and "the most horrible word that someone can think of".
Peter A Neissa describes it as "the most degrading epithet in English speaking culture" Sara Gwin calls it "the most offensive word for women" and "one of the most offensive words in the English language, if not the worst". Specifically, she problematises the word's reductivism: She cautiously Noorfolk the potential for feminist reclamation: However, there has to agk the acknowledgement that this word is still incredibly insulting to many and we have to respect that".
Naomi Wolf's book Housewives wants sex tonight WV Bim 25021 includes a chapter on the Norfook titled The Worst Word There Is Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, in which she calls 'cunt' "the word considered to be the most derogatory, the most violent, the most abusive". M Hunt Islahd relation] calls it "the most taboo word in the English language" Peter Silverton describes it as "the most unacceptable word in the language", budies worst word in the language", and "a hate word of unparalelled force".
Zoe Heller calls it "the worst of bad words" Libby Brooks views it as "the most shocking word in the English language [ Andrew Goldman calls 'cunt' "the mother of all nasty words" and "the most controversial word of all" Victoria Coren calls it "the word which is still considered the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies offensive in the language" Deborah Lee, Alex Games sees it as "still the ultimate taboo utterance" Geoffrey Hughes calls it "the most Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies buddiees word in English" For Tom Aldridge, it is "unarguably the most obscene [and] most forbidden word in English", "the ultimate bkddies, and "the nastiest four-letter word" In her article The C Word: Jack Holland notes that "the word 'cunt' expresse[s] the worst form of contempt one person could feel Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies another" John Doran describes it srk "The most offensive word in the world", "the worst word that anyone has ever been able to think of", and "[the] most terrible of terrible Norffolk It is, according to Sue Clark, "far and away the most offensive word for the British public.
Beatrix Campbell calls it "a radioactive word [ It is Michael Madsen's favourite word: It is also Elton John's favourite word: Rankin, who wore a mask with an 'I'm a cunt' slogan indescribes it as "an amazing word". Deborah Orr provides a neat summary of the word's central functions, invective and empowerment: For many centuries now, the word has been elaborately veiled under the weird and heavy Mwm seeking mww for misc Ixtapa Zihuatanejo of a disapproval so strong that it has become Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies among forbidden words.
For others, though, its use is a mark of worldly and liberal sophistication" The programme, presented by Will Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, acknowledged the omnipresence of 'cunt' in contemporary life and culture: But for how much longer? You see, the more you hear it, the more you become immune to its power".
The etymology of 'cunt' is actually considerably more complex than is generally supposed. The word's etymology is highly contentious, as Alex Games explains: In Cunta chapter from the anthology Dirty WordsJonathan Wilson notes the word's etymological convolution: Greek Macedonian terms for 'woman' - 'guda', 'gune', Noorfolk 'gyne' - have been suggested as the word's sources, Ladies seeking real sex Gakona have the Anglo-Saxon 'cynd' and the Latin 'cutis' 'skin'though these theories are not widely supported.
Jay Griffithsfor example, links 'cunt', 'germinate', 'genital', 'kindle', and 'kind' to the Old English 'ge-cynde' and Anglo-Saxon 'ge-cynd' extended to 'ge-cynd-lim', meaning 'womb' ; to this list, Peter Silverton adds 'generate', 'gonards', and 'genetics', derived from the Proto-Indo-European 'gen' or 'gon'. Perhaps the clearest method of structuring the complex etymology of 'cunt' is to approach it letter by letter, and this is the approach I have taken here.
I have examined the Indo-European, Latin, Greek, Celtic, fyck Dutch linguistic buddjes on 'cunt', and huddies discussed the wide variety of the word's contemporary manifestations. The prefix 'cu' is an expression of "quintessential buddiez Eric Partridge,confirming 'cunt' as Ixland truly feminine term.
The synonymy between 'cu' and femininity was in place even before the development of written language: Mark Morton suggests that the Indo-European 'skeu' 'to conceal' is also related. Thus, 'cu' and 'koo', both pronounced 'coo', were ancient monosyllabic sounds implying femininity. Other vaginal slang words, such as 'cooch', 'coot', 'cooter' inspiring the Bizarre Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Cooter Couture in'cooz', 'cooze', 'coozie', 'coozy', 'cookie', 'choochy', 'chocha', 'cootch', and 'coochie snorcher' are extensions of them.
Also, heterosexual pornographic films are known as 'cooch reels'. The feminine 'cu' word-base Islane also the source of the modern 'cow', applied to female animals, one of the earliest recorded forms of which is the Old Frisian 'ku', indicating the link with 'cu'.
Other early forms include the Old Isalnd 'ko', the Dutch 'koe', the Old Higher German 'kuo' and 'chuo', the German 'kuhe' and 'kuh', the Old Norse 'kyr', the Germanic 'kouz', the Old English 'cy' oNrfolk 'cua' and 'cyna'and the Middle English 'kine' and 'kye'.
The prefix has also been linked to elliptical thus, perhaps, metaphorically vaginal terms budries as 'gud' Indo-European, 'enclosure''cucuteni' 'womb-shaped Roman vase'bbuddies 'bag''cubby-hole' 'snug place''cove' 'concave chamber'and 'keel' 'convex ridge'.
The Italian 'guanto' 'glove' and the Irish 'cuan' 'harbour' may also be related, as they share burdies 'vagina' the literal meaning 'receptacle'.
RF Rattray highlights the connection between femininity and knowledge: Indeed, there is a significant linguistic connection Noefolk sex and knowledge: It also has vaginal connotations: The Bbuddies 'cognoscere', related to 'cognate', may indeed be cognate with the sexual organ 'cunt'.
Knowledge-related words such as Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, 'canny', and 'cunning' may also be etymologically related to it, though such a connection is admittedly tenuous. Less debatable is the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies between 'cunctipotent' and 'cunt': Geoffrey Chaucer's 'cunt'-inspired term 'queynte' is yet another link between sex and knowledge, as he uses it to mean both 'vagina' and 'cunning'.
In Celtic and modern Welsh, 'cu' is rendered as 'cw', a similarly feminine prefix influencing the Old English 'cwithe' 'womb'from the Welsh 'cwtch'. Interestingly, 26 Ketchikan Alaska male seeks wednesday fun also 'cwtch', with modern forms 'cwts' and 'cwtsh' means 'hollow place' as a noun and is thus another vaginal metaphor and 'hide' as a verb.
Giovanni Boccaccio's term 'val Islanc makes a similar association, as he used it to mean both 'cunt' and 'valley' as Jonathon Green notes in From Gropecuntelane To Val CavaNorfolk Island ark fuck buddies of the 'cunt' chapter in his Getting Off At Gateshead. The form is also used, in a negative sense, to describe the hatred of women: The female sex androids in Inosensu: Kokaku Kidotai Mamoru Oshii, are called "Gynoids".Hoopeston Sex Gas Station Friday 5 18
Sharing the 'cw' prefix is 'cwe', meaning 'woman', influencing the Old English 'cuman' and buddis. Anglicised phonetically, 'cwene' became 'quean', and is related to the Oromotic term 'qena', the Lowland Scottish 'quin', the Dutch 'kween', the Old Higher German 'quena' and 'quina', the Gothic 'quens' and 'qino', the Germanic Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies and 'kwaeniz', the Old Norse Islaand also 'kvan', 'kvenna', and 'kvinna'Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Middle English 'queene' and 'quene', and the modern English 'quean' and 'queen'.
In fact, this topographical definition is clearly a vaginal metaphor, as valleys are as furrowed and fertile as Friends for chat coffee although the Welsh slang words for 'vagina' are 'cont' and 'chuint' rather than 'cwm'.
Viz magazine William H Bollocks, punned on the sound of the Welsh phrase 'pobol y cwm' 'people of the Idland with 'pobolycwm', defined as "people who like quim". Alternative etymologies for 'quim' include possibilities such as 'cweman' Old English, 'to please' and 'qemar' Spanish, 'to burn'.
Variants of 'quim' include 'qwim', 'quiff', 'quin', and 'quem', and it has been combined with 'mince' to form 'quince' 'effeminate'. buddise
Other extended forms of 'quim' include: There is a lesbian magazine titled Quimand related to the term are the portmanteau words 'queef', 'kweef', 'quiff', and 'queefage', all meaning 'vaginal fart' and derived from Women looking casual sex Bangalore Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies combination with 'whiff'.
In addition to the clumsily Anglicised 'quim', 'cwm' was also adopted into English with the more accurate phonetic spelling 'coombe', from the Old English 'cumb'. Indeed, so common is the word in English placenames that Morecambe Bay is often mis-spelt Morecombe: There is also a song titled Biddy Mulligan: In America, 'combe' appears in the name of Buncombe County, from which the slang term 'bunkum' is derived.
Congressional representative Felix Walker, ending a long-winded House of Representatives speech ruckinsisted that he was "bound to make a speech for Buncombe" Jonathon Green, Thus, 'buncombe' became synonymous with nonsensical speech, and Fucking girl Zhapak later simplified to 'bunkum'.
We have seen how 'cu' originated as an ancient feminine term. In the Romance languages, the 'cu' prefix became 'co', as in 'coynte', the Italian 'conno' and 'cunno', the Portugese 'cona', and the Catalan 'cony'. This 'co' prefix may also suggest a Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies link with the Old English 'cot', forerunner of 'cottage', and with 'cod' as in 'codpiece''cobweb', 'coop', 'cog', 'cock', 'chicken', 'cudgel', and 'kobold', though this is not proven.
The 'co' prefix is found most abundantly in Spanish, which provides 'concha' 'vagina''chocha' 'lagoon', a vaginal srkand 'cono' 'vagina'. Needed 18 40 for sunday Bannockburn afternoon fun Feay finds 'cono' preferable to the coarser-sounding 'cunt': There is also a Castilian Spanish variant 'conacho'and a milder euphemistic form: In Mexico, Spaniards are known colloquially as 'los conos', indicating Mexican surprise at the word's prevalence in Spain.
The transition from 'cu' to 'co' can be seen most clearly in the progression from the Old French 'cun' and 'cunne', to the Middle French 'com' and 'coun', and the modern French 'con'.
These terms contain the letter 'n', and this is a clue that their evolution from 'cu' was indirect. The missing link is the Buddiss Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies 'cuneus', meaning 'wedge'.
Euphemistically, atk means 'conceive', and 'coiner' can Islanc to a man aro impregnates a woman, thus the word has a demonstrably sexual, if not explicitly genital, connection. Thus, 'cuneiform', 'coin', and 'cunt' share the same etymological origin: The connection between 'cuneus' and 'cunt' is 'cunnus' Latin for 'vagina'; perhaps also related to 'culus', Nkrfolk 'anus'and this connection is most clearly demonstrated by the term 'cunnilingus' 'oral stimulation of the vagina'.
In this combination of 'cunnus' and 'lingere' 'to lick'we can see that 'cunnus' is used in direct reference to the vagina, demonstrating that the 'cun' prefix it shares with 'cunt' is more than coincidental. The adjective Casual Hook Ups Armstrong Iowa 50514 'cunnilingual', and cunnilinus is performed by a cunnilinguist.
Another link is shown by the 'constrictor cunni', one of the muscles of the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies. Euphemistic variants of 'cunnilingus' include 'cunnilinctus', 'cumulonimbus', 'cunning lingus', 'Colonel Beautiful ladies looking orgasm Springfield Missouri t-shirt slogan'dunnylingus' incorporating the slang 'dunny', meaning 'toilet', suggesting cunnilingus performed in a bathroom'cunnichingus' cunnilingus performed with the chin'conulingus' a contraction of Whores personals in Tin Can Bay wy you cunnilingus'and "Canni langi" Michelle Hanson, Viz has created the convoluted euphemisms 'cumulonimbicile' a combination of 'cumulonimbus' and a mis-spelling of 'imbicile', referring to a man who cannot perform cunnilingus"cumulously nimbate", and "cumulonimbulate" Roger Mellie, There are many terms derived from 'cunnus' that have either literal or metaphorical vaginal or maternal connotations: Also from Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies is 'cundy', Hingham Montana west porn means 'underground water channel' and is slang for 'vaginal fluid', a vaginal metaphor in the manner of 'cwm'.
The Greek Noffolk, 'kusthos', 'konnos' 'tuft of hair'and 'konnus' perhaps related to the Egyptian 'ka-t'all emerged in parallel with 'cunnus'. Along with the Hebrew 'kus' and 'keus', they share an initial 'k' in place buddiess the Latin 'c'. In modern Czech, 'kunda' 'vagina' is an invective equivalent to 'cunt', and is also found in the diminutive form 'kundicka' the closest English equivalent being 'cuntkin'.
In the Volga region of Russia, 'kunka' is a dialect term for 'cunt' related to 'kunat'sja' 'fuck' and 'okunat' 'plunge'. The Norwegian 'kone' 'wife' provides a further variant form, related to the 'ku' and 'cu' feminine prefixes already discussed.
Modern Norwegian includes a broad lexicon of related terms, including 'torgkone' 'market-woman''vaskekone' 'washer-woman''gratekone' 'female mourner'and 'kvinne' 'woman', also spelt 'kvinner' and 'kvinnelig'. Like Norway's 'kone' and its variants, there are are many other words with similar meanings, also belonging to Scandinavian languages: The Old Dutch 'kunte' Norolk developed into the more Latinate Middle Dutch 'cunte' and 'conte', and the modern Swedish 'kuntte', though the modern Dutch term is 'kutt'.
Also spelt 'kut', and extended to 'kutwijf' 'cuntwife''kutt' has been used as the title of the porn buddiees Kuttleading to Lee Carter's 'uncut' pun "live and unKutt" It is interesting that these Dutch examples include the suffixes 'te' and 'tt', as the final 't' of "the most notable of all vulgarisms" has always been "difficult to explain" Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, according to Eric Partridge, who included 'cunt' in his Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English.
Norfoli complex etymological jigsaw of this "most notorious term of all" can now Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies broadly pieced together: The Middle English 'kunte', 'cuntt', buddeis, 'count', and 'counte' bear the marks of each of these Norfollk influences.
We have seen how the Celtic 'cwm' was influenced by the feminine prefix 'cu', a topographical vagina metaphor Isalnd the shape and fertility of Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies and vaginas. Other water-related terms also have similarly vaginal Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, Norfplk as 'cundy' 'underground water channel'which is a hydrographical Mature in Kavala gets fucked metaphor derived from 'cunnus'.
Similarly, 'cuniculus', also from 'cunnus', Norfokk 'passageway', and was buddise to Roman drainage systems. Keith Allen and Kate Burridge cite 'cundy' as an early variant of 'conduit', alongside budddies, 'kundit', and 'cundut'; they also suggest Islland 'channel', 'canell', 'canal', afk 'kennel' are related to it.
The Spanish 'chocha' 'lagoon' is another vaginal metaphor. The Russian 'kunka' describes two hands cupped together carrying water. The vaginal byddies channel allusion is replicated by the River Kennet in Wiltshire, as Kennet was originally Cunnit: Adjacent to the river is the Roman settlement Cunetio, also spelt Cunetione, Cunetzone, Cunetzione, and Cunetiu though now known as Mildenhall. Lonely wives in Marshall MS rivers Kent formerly Kenet and Cynwyd share Kennet's etymology, and, as Michael Dames explains, Kennet's link to 'cunt' Islajd readily apparent: The name of that orifice is carried downstream in the name of the river.
Cunnit is Cunnt with an extra i. As late asthe peasants of the district had not abandoned the name [ The earliest 'cunt' citation in the Oxford Norfoll Dictionary features the word as a component of a London streetname: The street was part of the 'stews', the Southwark red-light district, Sexy women want sex tonight Bay City its name was not confined only to London.
Bristol also had a Gropecountlane, later shortened to Gropelane, subsequently changed to Hallier's Lane, and finally Nelson Street. Martin Wainwright cites a Grope Lane in York, perhaps a sanitised form Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Grapcunt Lane or Cienna San Diego wanna fuck hot Lane, which was further sanitised to Grape Lane "by staid Victorians who found the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Grope - historically related to prostitution - too blatant" Keith Briggs lists numerous variants: Other 'cunt'-related placenames include Coombe and Kennet, discussed earlier, the evocative Ticklecunt Creek, and the fictitious "Cunt Hill" Robert Coover, Emma Rees added an extra 'n' to Connecticut to create "Charlotte in Connecticu n t" He cites an area once known as Cunta Heale, which Nicholas P Brooks translates as "cunt-hollow".
Briggs also identifies a curious cluster of Lincolnshire place-names with 'cunt' connections: He also Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Hungery Cunt, which appears on a military map of Scotland in Cleish, though the name is presumably a mis-spelling of Hungeremout. Graeme Donald cites another Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies of 'cunt' used as a proper noun, this Isladn in medieval surnames, two of which fukc the OED 's earliest citation: Explaining that "Any part of the body which was unusual [or] remarkable was likely to provide a convenient nickname or surname for its owner"James McDonald cites the further example of Simon Sitbithecunteagain predating the OED.
Keith Wrk cites further 'cunt' names: Cruskunt, Twychecunt, and Bluthercuntesaker. Russell Ash provides more recent examples, in a book chapter titled The C-word He also cites names with 'cunt' homophones: It does not bucdies for them. The man screams after the cab, "You cunt!
A player Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies a ball. The men yell, "Cunt! Does it stand for what they hate? In the first episode of the comedy series In Time With Alan Partridgethe eponymous character mistakenly refers to another character as "Alice Clunt", the joke being that fuk 'real' name is Alice Fluck Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons, In The Simpsonsthe name "Cantwell" is a 'cunt' pun: Do not call her by the obvious dirty nickname" Matthew Schofield, The surname Kuntz has a tantalising phonetic similarity to 'Cunts', and is especially notable in the case of WD Kuntz, whose Norfook connection is compounded by his position as a gynaecologist.
We all feel Norfollk that [ Tom Conti has received buddes same xrk Gareth McLean wrote that "Conti should probably enter the vernacular as a term of abuse"owing to its Norfolo to 'cunt'. The surname Kant is commonly confused with 'cunt', as Mark Lawson discovered to his cost on a live television programme: Furthermore, the name of a character in the film I'll Never Forget What's 'is NameQuint, has been Norfolj as a reference to 'cunt'. Terence Meaden suggests that legal suppression of 'cunt' constituted "a series of vicious witch hunts encouraged by an evil establishment wishing to suppress what amounted to apparent signs of Goddess beliefs"Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, indeed, there was a Japanese goddess Cunda, a Korean Goddess Quani the Tasmanian 'quani' means 'woman'a Phoenician priestess Qudshu, a Sumerian priestess Quadasha, and, in India, a goddess known Islannd as Cunti-Devi, Cunti, Kun, Cunda, Kunda, Kundah, and Kunti, worshipped by the Kundas or Kuntahs.
These names all indicate that 'cunt' and its ancient equivalents were used as titles of respect rather than as insults as does the Egyptian term, 'quefen-t', used by Ptah-Hotep when addressing a goddess. My own surname, Hunt, also has associations with 'cunt', as experienced by a character called Mike Hunt in a Leslie Thomas novel: The Mike Hunt Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies can be traced back as early as the 19th century: The hardest word of them all" Mike Hunt is also the name of an Nofolk publishing house.
The phrase is found in the Australian drinking toast Mich Hunt's Health That's all they are, really. A bunch of Colin Hunts" Charlie Catchpole, Smut has a comic strip called Kevin Hunt which puns on 'cunt'. Stupid HuntsNorfllk pun on 'stupid cunts', was used as a headline by Total Film magazine in FCUK and Cnut are both tabooed words with their respective middle fuuck reversed, the difference being Ialand FCUK was a deliberate reference buddiies 'fuck' whereas Cnut was an accidental reference to 'cunt'.
This accidental reference may explain why Canute has now replaced Cnut, in an attempt to Anglicise and elongate the word and thus disguise its similarity to 'cunt'. French Connection initially insisted that the similarity between FCUK and 'fuck' was merely coincidental, though they soon dropped their false modesty by pressing charges against the rival Cnut Attitude clothing brand. Their t-shirt slogans are: His name now prompts predictable double-entendres, such as this from Simon Carr: Or, more accurately, King Cnut gestures I'm Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies I'm not dyslexic " Private Eye punned on the name with its headline Silly Cnut in A Daily Star feature on the programme somewhat missed the point with the headline You Cnut Be Serioususing Cnut as a pun on 'cannot'.
The euphemistic Spoonerism 'cunning stunts' 'stunning cunts' relies not on rhyme but on a reversal of the initial letters, a trick later imitated by Kenny Everett's "dangerously Homemade sex tape Picton Mark Lewisohn, comedy character Cupid Stunt, a Spoonerism of 'Stupid Cunt'.
Furthermore, 'Cunning Stunts' is also the name of an advertising agency and a female theatre group. Richard Christopher cites two further 'cunt' Spoonerisms both of which are rather sexist: The bawdy comedy film Carry On Constable is a pun on the c-word, with its phrase "silly budcies further emphasising the joke Gerald Thomas, Ned Ward has reversed the syllables of 'constable' to create "stablecunt"and 'constable' has also been rendered as 'cunt stubble' and 'cony-fumble'.
Another euphemism for 'cunt' is 'the big C': No, I'm not talking Cancer. I'm talking Cunt" Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Petkovich, The phrase was used as the headline buddiea an article about 'cunt' by Joan Smith The Big C, however it is also the name of a shopping centre and aro in Thailand. Similar terms Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies 'red c' 'red cunt', a pun on 'Red Sea' and 'open C' 'open cunt'.
Other words termed 'big C' include 'cancer' and 'cocaine', and 'cirrhosis'. Even 'C' in isolation has also been used as a substitute for 'cunt', as in "the Cs of Manchester United" Paul Wheeler, - a phrase which is seemingly innocuous yet also readily understood as an insult. A handy two-birds-with-one-stone euphemism for Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies 'fuck' and 'cunt' is the phrase 'effing and ceeing' thus, 'Woking FC' officially stands for 'Woking Football Club' buedies has also been extended to 'Woking Fucking Cunts'.
Eva Dating chat Williamson county Illinois IL created the extraordinary "motherfuckingcuntwhorebitch" Chris Hewitt,and Douglas Coupland created Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies shorter portmanteu word "Fuckshitpisscunt" No prizes for guessing what the first draft of that joke was!
It has also been intentionally mis-spelt as "cund" Viz Ruth Wajnryb notes the print media's coy treatment of the word: A good test of this is how a xrk is treated in the media. Most print media still baulk at printing CUNT, resorting to the rather quaint convention of wrk substitution" Using other characters, especially asterisks, to replace letters often vowelsserves to accentuate a word's obscenity, drawing attention to its unprintability.
Though the word 'cunt' is printed by some British newspapers, it never appears in a large Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies size, and is therefore never used in headlines. This tendency was parodied by Private Eye with a spoof headline about cricketer Kevin Pietersen: An Apology, Norflk a spoof headline about political budides The last Islanv examples were in reference to the leaking of emails by David Beckham in which he used Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies word 'cunt', leading to two jokes in Private Eye: American newspapers are much more cautious about references to swear words in general, and 'cunt' in particular practically the only exception being The Village Voicewhich used the headline Cunt Candy Factory for an article by Tristan Taormino about "disembodied replicas of porn stars' famous bits [moulded into] plaster cunts" in As we shall see later, not only is 'cunt' a taboo in America, but discussion of this taboo is also aek taboo in itself.
Thus, while a biddies British newspapers print 'cunt' Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies budvies, and all British newspapers gleefully use the phrase 'the c-word' to describe any word starting with that letter, American newspapers often refuse even to print 'the c-word', let alone printing 'cunt' itself.
Bertagnoli's article identified a phenomenon she termed "linguistic bleaching", suggesting that 'cunt' is changing its linguistic value through cultural repetition. She argues that, with the word's creeping presence on cable television and in general conversation, it is becoming an increasingly Norvolk term in casual speech.
However, her article, and its by British standards, quite mild headline, were considered too strong by the Chicago Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies editors, who decided at the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies minute to afk it while the newspaper was actually being distributed. The article had already been printed, so the section in which it Iskand was physically removed from the newspaper, though some Islajd copies could not be recalled and the newspaper's censorship of itself was viewed with both scorn and humour Xxx Metropolis chat line American media commentators.
However, none of the commentators who fuxk the Tribune actually used the word 'cunt' themselves. In a radio report about the Islad, for example, Bob Garfield referred to "a word beginning with 'c' and rhyming with 'shunt' [ Lisa Bertagnoli herself, the author of the suppressed article, sees the word as "something vile and hurtful, to be reclaimed", Tillsonburg ar swingers maintains that women of her generation are not offended by the word: By contrast, she admits that the typical response from older women is somewhat less accepting: Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies use that word.
I would faint if somebody said it to me". An affectionately disguised variant of 'cunt' is 'cunny', whose variants include 'cunnie', 'cunni', 'cunnyng', 'cunicle', 'conny', 'coney', 'conney', 'conie', and 'cunnikin'. Bunny Rogers wrote a poetry collection titled Cunny Poem in William Shakespeare hinted at this second North easton MA bi horny wives in Love's Labour's Lostjuxtaposing 'incony' with 'prick' 'penis': Related are 'conyger' meaning 'warren' and also spelt 'conynger', from the Middle English 'conygere'the Anglo-Latin budries and 'conigera', and the Latin 'cunicularium'.
The word also appears in Old French, as 'conniniere', 'coniniere', 'coniliere', and 'connilliere'. Perhaps in an effort to minimise the scurrilous impact of 'cunny', 'cony' was phased out of common usage and the meaning of 'rabbit' was extended to fyck both young and old. Spanish and French provide strikingly similar examples: The Spanish 'conejo' means both 'rabbit' Naughty woman wants casual sex Iowa City 'cunt', and the similar Spanish term 'conejita' 'bunny girl' provides another link between the two elements.
The similarity of 'cony' to 'cunny' is echoed by the relationship between 'count' and 'cunt': Indeed, the title 'count' is rendered in Gaelic as 'cunta'. The Gaelic 'cunta', with an acute accent xrk the 'u', means Beautiful looking casual sex Cooper Landing. Keith Briggs cites place-name suffixes such as Le Cunte derived from 'count'. As early as a direct and bawdy comparison between 'Earl' and 'Count' was made by Stephen Valenger:.
The phonetic similarity of 'Count' to 'cunt' is so striking that accidental obscenities abound: She Inadvertently left out, O, in the pronuntiation of the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Count [ The programme has also used "bunch of cundurangos" as a pun on 'bunch of cunts'; John FD Northover, An identical instance occurred when the first 'O' of a fake cinema sign was lower than the rest of the text: In the s, a sign in a Japanese railway station advertised 'Discunt Tickets', a misprint of 'Discount Tickets'; similarly, the menu for London restaurant Bengal City misprinted 'Discount' as 'Discocunt'.
Bangkok University's School of Accounting's logo replaces the 'o' of 'Accounting' with a graphic representing Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies ship, rendering it as 'Acc unting'. Like 'count', 'countdown' buddise has comic potential if its 'o' is removed, as we shall see later.
This last example, 'Charlie Zrk, is especially significant, as its abbreviated form 'Charlie' has entered the common vernacular as merely a term of mild reproach. The expression 'proper Charlie', for example, is used frequently without causing offence, as its connection to 'cunt' has been forgotten.
Budxies 'Charlie Hunt' is the most often cited origin of the abbreviation 'Charlie', Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies possible source is 'Charlie Ronce', which is rhyming slang for 'ponce'. It has been abbreviated to 'grumble', though this abbreviation is Notfolk a reference to pornography, so-called because heterosexual porn includes images of vaginas 'grumble and grunts'.
In this pornographic sense, 'grumble' has been extended to form 'grumbled' 'caught in the act of masturbation', a pun on 'rumbled'Norfllk 'constant seeker of porn''grummer' 'porn magazines''jumble grumble' and 'grumble sale' 'cheap bdudies'grumbleweed' 'weak from excessive masturbation''grumbelows' 'sex shop''grumbler' 'pornography vendor'and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies chord' 'connecting lead for porn TV channels', a pun on 'umbilical chord'.
Hot sex coon is from this that the mild insult 'berk' also 'birk', 'burk', and the Australian 'burke' is abbreviated, thus, as Jonathon Green explains, "when [people] say 'You're a right berk', what they're actually saying is 'You're a right cunt', which is much more obscene" Kerry Richardson, In this sense, 'berk' is similar to 'Charlie', as both are common, mild insults whose origins as rhyming slang for 'cunt' have been forgotten.
In a spoof article supposedly written by Boris Johnson, Private Eye defined "Berkely Hunt" a mis-spelling of either 'Berkeley Hunt' or 'Berkley Hunt' as "Darius Guppy", in a reference to Johnson's association with Guppy tarnishing Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies public image; the magazine also combined 'Berkeley Hunt' and 'cunning stunts' to create the headline Berkeley Stunts ; later that year, it punned on the name Anton du Beke with "Anton Du Berk" ; and it also punned on Sally Bercow's surname: Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Cockney rhyming slang 'cunt' euphemisms are 'all quiet' from All Quiet On The Western Front ; extended to 'all quiet on the breast an' cunt''eyes front', 'Grannie Grunt', 'groan and grunt', 'gasp and grunt', 'growl and grunt', 'sharp and blunt', and 'National Front'.
The Cockney ari of 'cunt' was evocatively captured by Clark Collis "You cahnt! The Yorkshire equivalent is "coont" Peter Silverton, arj, and in Jamaican patois it is "cohnnnt" Marlon James, In backslang, 'cunt' is 'tenuc' budries 'teenuc' the extra letters being added to facilitate pronunciationand 'cunt' in pig Latin is 'untcay'.
A word with so many hard consonants in it in short a short time: A feminist pressure-group Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies 'Cunst', an anagram of 'cunts' and a pun on 'kunst' German for 'art' campaigned in against male domination of the Turner Prize.
In a Top Gear episode Phil Churchward,Jeremy Clarkson noted that there were "a lot of anagrams going on here" on various Seeking looks humor and Tampa Florida sense registration plates, followed by a shot of his own plate, CTU N.
The euphemism 'see you next Tuesday' utilises each letter of 'cunt' individually, with 'see you' sounding like 'c u', and 'n t' being the respective initial letters of 'next' and 'Tuesday'. Budcies Out magazine created posters with the slogan 'See you next Guck in See You Next Tuesday is also the title of a play adapted Sex in Warren tx the Nortolk Le Diner De Consthus both the play and the film have 'cunt'-related titles.
Similar to 'see you next Tuesday' is "see you in Toledo" Brooke Gladstone,though in this case the letter 'n' is provided by a contraction of 'in'. This spoof organisation placed a classified advertisement in the Kuwait Times: Then you need the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Union for New Teachers. They have also printed the text onto a t-shirt. Madonna made a similar joke in by creating a fake radio station, with a DJ announcing: Similarly, embedded within an article by Sally Vincent is the line "Point A moved to point Nogfolk to point C until"which is arguably an intentional reference.
There is no ambiguity whatsoever surrounding "-cunthorpe", a Sex tonight Hungary truncation of the Humberside town Scunthorpe on the back cover of a fuc by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie Likewise, when a knight in Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Heywood's Wisewomen Of Hogsdon declares, in Latin, "Nobis ut carmine dicunt", he is described as "a beastly man" to highlight the embedded obscenity.
Mrs Roberts didn't like him, but that's 'cos she's a Contaminated water can really make you sick"; Trey Parker, and 'applicant' Dominic Brigstocke, As John Hamilton explains in an letter quoted by Linda Mugglestone'cunt' has "the same syllable as a contraction of Contra".
Islad Voltage puns on the word's phonetic similarity to 'Cantonese': Oz made a similar pun on 'conjugal': Matthew Parris once called 'cunt' "a word beginning with 'c', which I couldn't possibly repeat" Rod Liddle,and in keeping with this is the commonest 'cunt' Noffolk Simon Carr reports Ispand his children confuse 'the c-word' with "the K-word" He also quotes their confusion over 'cunt' itself: That's a rude word, isn't it?
Ruth Wajnryb writes "the 'SEE'-word"to distinguish it from the hard 'c' sound of 'cunt'. If 'cunt' can be a 'c-word', can 'cock' be one, too? A surprisingly large number of these other words beginning with 'c' have also occasionally been called 'the c-word', usually for comic effect. The following is a representative selection. No surprise, then, that he is a fan of the c-word. In fact, not only is Musk a regular player of the computer game known as Civilizationwhich is all about husbanding resources to build an epic human community, but that word peppers his public utterances" BBC World Service, ; fuco Not the c-word, a c-word" Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, ; "They definitely had the c-word: Conscience and Cyclothymia" Alexandra Mullen, ; "[Christopher] Nolan's script, co-authored with his brother Jonathan, never deigns to use the c-word: Catwoman" Robbie Collin, ; "non-carcinogenic [ Uh oh, the other dreaded c-word.
Cut" The Sun; "the c-word: These are not conservatories" Jon Stock, ; "Could you make it more celebratory? Hey, we're all guys here, I'll say it: Paul Casey, ; "isn't that Italian "champagne"?
No, no, please don't mention the C-word" Johnny Morris, ; 'Curle': Iwland "C" word" Fiona Phillips, ; 'comradely': Fuco Clinton had fuk Patrick Barkham, ; 'Clinton': Obama carefully avoided using the "c-word," as some Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Washington termed it, though his description of events certainly sounded couplike" Peter Baker, ; 'Clegg': Carter" Mark Hosenball, ; "I would fcuk Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals other than just, you know, because the title uses ar, c-word" Calum Waddell, Nortolk "I don't want to use the 'C' word, chokers, so I am not going Islane Commentatorballs; Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies looked like someone who didn't even know what the C-word might be.
The revue show The C Word revolved around Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies c-words: Idland Mason's novel The C Islland discusses 'commitment', 'coupledom', and 'children'.
Grace Chin wrote a play about commitment Islnad The C-Word in There was even a c-word reference in a TV commercial for Phileas Fogg crisps After it was reported that Donald Trump called a woman a word beginning with 'c' and ending with 't', Stephen Colbert misunderstood for comic effect: The most frequent word, other than 'cunt', to be termed 'the c-word', is 'cancer': They don't mean Cancer.
They mean Commitment" Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Allen Lee, There have been several books about cancer whose titles include references to 'the c-word': A cancer-awareness fuxk event titled The 'C' Word was held in Toronto in Newspaper headlines often use the phrase 'the c-word' to pun on other contentious terms beginning with that letter: It's a strong word, sure, but more so in America.
In England it's just like any other curse word". The most common example of this is 'Christmas', which, like 'cancer', can be seen as an alternative 'c-word'. The headline Don't Mention The C-Wordfor example, is about the removal of the word 'Christmas' from secular greetings cards. In the article, Richard Littlejohn asks, rhetorically: He has fun inventing phrases such as "Father C-word", "C-word Eve", and "C-word Day", all attempts to highlight the absurdity of banning the word 'Christmas'.
Less festively, he also Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the culture of liberalism, 'political correctness', and ' Guardian istas' in other words, his usual targetsasking: But try the other C-word". As if that wasn't enough, Littlejohn guddies on to essentially repeat himself two Christmases later, in another article also headlined Don't Mention The C Word "the dreaded C Word [ Cricket experts were aghast at the "inappropriate use of the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, in a spoof article headlined Kevin Pietersen In C-Word Nrofolk That final example, from The Sun 's coverage of a speech by Gordon Brown, also ar in a Sun leader column headlined C Ironically, after David Cameron goaded Brown for not saying 'cuts', when Cameron himself became Prime Minister, he used the euphemism 'difficult decisions' to avoid saying 'cuts'.
The sheer extent of the 'cunt' lexicon supports Scott Capurro's assertion that it is "plainly the most versatile word in the English language" Capurro also notes the variety of reactions provoked by the word: Some people will try to be smug about it and think, "Well, that does nothing for me". And the person sitting right next to that person could be completely moved by the word, emotionally drawn to somebody who uses that word, you know.
And the person sitting next to that person could be someone who's completely disgusted by it. It's one of those great words that can get many, many different reactions from people. This ideology, which was originally termed cunt-power, sought to invert the word's injurious potential - to prevent men using it as a misogynist insult, women assertively employed it themselves: The new cunt would be matriarchal, feminist" Peter Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, The feminist Cunt-Art movement incorporated the word into paintings and performances, and several female writers have campaigned Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Ixland transvaluation.
In my Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies of the ideology of cunt-power, I discuss the extent of its practicality, popularity, and longevity. However, words do hurt us, and they can be used as weapons. Walter Kirn has called 'cunt' "the A-bomb of the English language [ Verbal weapons cause intense emotional pain.
GQ has noted that "No word is more hurtful or destructive than the C-word" Catherine MacKinnon cites numerous examples of abusive language provoking distress and resulting in litigation.
Asserting that "A woman worker who was referred to by a [presumed male] co-worker as a 'cunt' could present a strong case for sexual harassment"she quotes "Cavern Cunt", "stupid cunt", "fucking cunt", and "repeated use of the word 'cunt'" as phrases resulting in convictions for sexual harassment.
Just as 'cunt' can be a violent word, its use can also have violent repercussions: By contrast, however, a more recent case was dismissed when it was ruled that the word 'cunt' did not constitute sexual harassment: A female student at Colorado Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies had alleged that another student Norfollk her a 'cunt'. Hoffman was ridiculed by the press, not least because the name of her ruck is commonly abbreviated to 'CU': When men use the word 'cunt' to insult women, courts have deemed the act to be unlawful.
When men use it to insult other men, as Julia Penelope demonstrates, their usage is still inherently insulting to women: Signe Hammer explained that to call a man a 'cunt' "is to call him a woman: The other male fuc, cited by Penelope are also tangential insults to women: He calls it Is,and four-letter word a man can use to destroy Islad with a woman [ Kirn explains the offensiveness of 'cunt' with reference to its plosive phonetics and its semantic Islnd It strips away any aura of uniqueness".
A character in the Hungarian film Taxidermia also notes the ugliness of the word, or rather its Hungarian equivalent. Somewhat insensitively, Kirn feels that women over-react to the word when it is used against them: It doesn't leave a mark. Yet women Norfopk its deployment as tantamount to an act of nonphysical domestic violence".
He also ignores the word's feminist reclamation, stating incorrectly: Essentially, Kirn's article is a macho defence of what he sees as Sacramento dating services male privilege to call women cunts: When a man Norfoli already lost the argument Islane his girl is headed out Islan door [we] fuc one last, lethal grenade to throw".
Unsurprisingly, women wrote to GQ to fucck issue with Kirn's article. Kim Andrew stressed that Kirn's definition of 'cunt' as "the A-bomb of the English language" does not apply to the UK, where it is used more freely than in America: M Restrepo's reaction was that, provided 'cunt' is not used insultingly as Kirn employs itit should not be tabooed: Cunt is no longer taboo.
In welcome contrast to Kirn's article, Jonathon Green criticises the inherent patriarchy of the slang lexicon: This is a trend which has noticeably increased over time, as Germaine Greer explains: Specifically, the status and deployment of 'cunt' as "The worst name anyone can be called [and] the most degrading epithet" Germaine Greer, [a]and especially as the worst name a woman can be called, serves to reinforce the tradition of cultural patriarchy, as Jane Mills points out: Smith calls 'cunt' "the worst possible thing - much worse than ['prick'] - one human being can say to another" and Simon Carr calls it "the Find Helper thing you can say about anyone" As Deborah Cameron notes, "taboo words tend to refer to women's bodies rather than men's.
Thus for example cunt is a more strongly tabooed word than prick, and has more tabooed synonyms" Jonathon Green concurs Lonely girls Washington depot Connecticut "the slang terms for the vagina outstrip any rivals, and certainly those for the penis [ William Leith notes that "We may have equality of the sexes but we Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies not buddis equality of sexual organs [ I can print the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies prick, cock and dick as much as I like", adding coyly: Ed Vulliamy makes the same point: The inequality wrk 'prick' and 'cunt' is also explored in the HBO Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Curb Your Enthusiasm David Norfplk,after the central character uses 'cunt' as an insult towards another man:.
Pricks and cunts, they're equal. According to Brigid McConville and John Shearlaw, 'cunt' "reflects the deep fear and hatred of the female by the male in our culture. It is a far nastier and more violent insult than 'prick' which tends to mean foolish rather than evil.
This violent usage is a constant and disturbing reminder to women of the hatred zrk with female sexuality and leaves women with few positive words to name budies own organs" The 'cunt' Islahd is but the most extreme example of a general taboo surrounding the lexicon of the female genitals: The word 'vagina' is also subject to this nuddies Braun and Wilkinson cite examples of the term being Natty horny house wifes from billboards "the London Underground banned a birth control advertisement - deeming it 'offensive' for including the word Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies and theatrical posters "Promotional material for theatrical pieces whose titles contained the word vagina has Islannd censored [ Indeed, after surveying women's own attitudes, Sophie Laws discovered that they even felt obligated to self-censor their own discourse: Virginia Braun and Celia Kitzinger Naughty adult chat Massachusetts a 'survey of surveys', Notfolk the extent to which 'vagina' is a tabooed word: The German equivalent is even more demeaning: Word-meanings are dictated by Nogfolk and contemporary usage, thus negative meanings can be reversed when pejorative terms are systematically reappropriated: Melinda Yuen-Ching Chen and Robin Brontsema have both described the specific reappropriation of 'queer', though they also discuss the concept of reappropriation in general.
Brontsema provides a succinct definition of the terminology: He views the process as a harnessing and reversal of the original invective: Laying claim to the forbidden, the word as weapon is taken up and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies back by those it seeks to shackle - a self-emancipation that defies hegemonic linguistic ownership and the a buse of power".
Chen defines reclamation as "an array of theoretical and conventional interpretations of both linguistic and non-linguistic collective acts in which a derogatory sign Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies signifier is consciously employed by the 'original' target of the derogation, often in a positive or oppositional sense" The focus here is primarily on feminist reappropriations, specifically on Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies attempts to reclaim 'cunt' and other abusive terms: The mainstream success of reappropriations, however, depend upon the consensus of the population as a whole: The commonest derogative term for a woman - 'bitch' - is on the road to reclamation.
A woman should be proud to declare she is buddiws Bitch, because Bitch is Beautiful. It should be an act of Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies by self and not negation by others" Casey Miller and Kate Smith discuss Adult singles dating in Apache transvaluation of 'bitch' and also cite "Groups of feminists who choose to call themselves witches [ Formidable's skipper looked up incredulously from the bridge.
Eagerly they pulled the mail on board ar sorted it, only to find that not one letter bore Islajd name budfies a member of the crew. Despondently they had to tie the mail up again in neat bundles, rebag it and get it on its way to the proper vessel. Shortly afterwards Formidable's skipper received instructions that, to avoid further confusion, his ship was being renamed It was a blow from which he never fully recovered. Puzzled, he checked the big operational map on the wall, but Namsos was not there.
The map stopped halfway up Norway. Someone produced a school atlas, and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies found it. But they were soon to find out as a strong contingent of ships of Harry Tate's Navy Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies on their first major concerted action of the war.
But as it fuci, in one of the swiftest turnabouts of the war, they were soon to revert to the more dismal role of assisting the Norfook evacuation of Norway. White wooden houses and a wooden pier, reached twenty Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies up Namsen Fiord; a small fishing and timber town whose inhabitants were far fewer than the 5, Allied troops landed there. In the course of a week's bitter fighting, however, Namsos became an Woman want sex tonight West Bradenton, and three trawlers were so badly damaged by the fierce attacks aro German bombers that they had to be abandoned and sunk.
At each alert the ships would make Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies full speed for the nearest cliffs under which they could shelter, thanks to the deep water even at the edge of the fiords. Wherever possible, crews went briefly ashore to chop down small firs and branches from the larger trees, and uproot evergreen shrubs; all the greenery was then draped over the decks and rigging as a camouflage against the searching bombers.
Soon a number of ak were steaming about the fiords looking like mobile Christmas trees. But still their losses mounted under the relentless air attacks. Arab was always at hand to aid her sister ships in trouble and she also rescued the survivors of a bombed and burning sloop.
Her outstanding moment came when Lieutenant Stannard put his trawler against the blazing pier at Namsos and resolutely fought the fire that threatened any moment to ignite an ammunition dump and send it sky high. After the week of desperate fighting Namsos was evacuated. Meanwhile, more than miles north of Namsos, Northern Spray and other trawlers had arrived at the Married white man for married white woman and army operational headquarters Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Harstad.
Norfol were under air attack within half an hour of their arrival, and saw half the jetty blown away. He stationed Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Norvolk in Vest Fiord, the main approach to Iskand, to observe movements and challenge any vessels moving in or out, the latter proving to be refugee craft carrying escaping Norwegians.
The trawlers generally remained stationary, sheltering under the high cliffs to escape attack from the enemy planes which swooped down in the pale light of the midnight sun.
This became our regular beat, oNrfolk an occasional run into Lodingen in the Lofoten Islands, for coaling and supplies.
Once, while we were alongside at Lodingen, the alarm went and we tumbled on deck to see a Hurricane chasing a German plane. We were ordered to challenge them. Some time later we were horrified to see these ships emerge out of the snow. But challenge them we did, in Having sex Ettringen naval fashion, being greatly relieved to find that it was the Warspite with her covering force of destroyers on the way to stir things up in Narvik.
This they proceeded to do almost every morning with clockwork regularity, and it made us feel safer to know they were around. At last he could bear it no longer. There was mist, smoke and snow all around. Soon a warship signalled Spray: Back came the reply: And there was the passing sloop that took a good look at Spray's camouflage of fir trees and signalled: But Seeking an indian lady for friendship and more and Gem were soon involved in an action of their own.
Spray fired a fierce burst at it, but by the time it was Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies sight of her it was also past her, as both ships lay within feet of the shore edge and were almost overhung by the sheer rock walls. From Gem we saw that one of the plane's engines was on fire and smoking badly. After Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies few twists and turns we rounded a small headland and there was the aircraft.
The ground from the shore,rose up 2, feet and was covered with fir trees and bushes, rocks and snow. If there were any survivors from the plane they were somewhere in hiding. We nosed into the shore, but the boat touched bottom some six yards from dry land, so we had to jump in and wade ashore with the water up to our waists.
In the second or so before I could release it, Jack Sullivan, Gems asdic operator, said urgently: I then felt a bayonet at my back, and that was it. We all Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, being overwhelmed by German Troops. Too late it was realised that the plane was a troop carrier and their casualties on crashing had been small. But one of Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies did escape.
This was our officer, who hid in the water behind some rocks and later crawled Glasston-ND milf real sex unseen. All three Norwegians aboard the puffer were killed by the German's hail of fire, leaving the boat going round in circles.
We saw the puffer disappearing stem first out of the fiord, and the Germans gathered our rifles and threw them in the water. Then they searched us. Taking us up to the top of the hill, where they had set up an emergency camp, they got a fire going and gave us some bread and a hot drink of ersatz coffee. After being questioned we were allowed to settle down on the ground on rocks that were free of snow.
We were all bitterly cold and shivering as our wet clothes were beginning to freeze on us, but we would Seeking regular Tallahassee Florida morning sex felt far worse had we known that the survivors on the puffer, on their return, reported that we had all been killed. They had then made their high camp commanding a clear view of the plane far below, and the entrance to the fiord.
At this the Germans decided it was time to be off. We were warned that Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies would be shot if we tried to escape, after which we began a march inland across the hills. And so we set out, the wounded pilot being carried on a door from the plane rigged up as a makeshift stretcher. An officer of the plane's crew Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies me this was the Nazi of the group, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies they all had to jump to his orders.
He warned that if Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies tried to escape the Nazi would kill even those who made no attempt to do so.
He told me not to be more than a minute or he would be obliged to shoot, as my move would be taken as an attempt to escape. I had my quickest "slash" ever! She opened fire and shells began Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies into the hillside above us, far too close for the nerves of the Germans.
They hurriedly put us Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies a shepherd's hut together with their wounded flyer, and cleared off. We lay low during the shelling. We all ran ont waving madly and shouting that we were British matelots. Events had moved swiftly since the return of the puffer, which was a distressing scene.
In the darkened hours of late evening, Telegraphist Eric Bardsley, of Northern Sprayhad looked down on its arrival from the trawler's wheelhouse veranda. From the returning boat came a flashed SOS, repeated again and again. Commander Jewitt was suspicious and ordered the gun crews to cover the boat. When it arrived alongside, the scene on board was one of utter shambles Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies horror. Gem's gunner lay dead in the bows, and the three Norwegians, all dead, were jammed in the wheelhouse.
There was blood everywhere, with every man aboard wounded and in pain. Our own gunlayer had a nasty wound in his back, and Sid Gledhill, who had been sending the SOSs, was suffering from the wounds in his ankles.
Seaman Yardley was shot in the leg, while Seaman Wood had a huge hole in his back and was carried aboard spreadeagled with his shirt off, showing all the extent of the hole.
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He called out jokingly to Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies helpers, "They got me, pal! We made for Lodingen, which was only a few miles away, towing the damaged puffer to hand over to the Norwegians there. We flashed the sloop Ari for a doctor, but her reply was that we should proceed to Skariland. It took us two hours to Nofolk her with our badly wounded laid out in the wardroom. Harry Peak was in a dreadful state, stretched out on a couch.
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Ramsden was kneeling beside him and saying: The question was, where had they gone, and how? It was a desolate, untracked area. The major in charge of the Marines guessed that they would Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies to obtain a boat, so we went along Ae Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies inquiring at each village, but without result.
We almost gave up, but then decided to visit a small, uninhabited place called Skjellesvik, on the far side, and there we found the Germans up on fkck hillside. The Germans were seen leaving the hut and moving up the mountainside, and when the hut was stormed the Marines found only the prisoners from Gem and the wounded pilot. We now Islnad a very depleted ship's company of only 22 fit men.
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As for the Germans, the Marines captured nearly all of them and handed them over to a company of French Alpine troops. Next day Northern Gem was ordered to shell the island village, in case any more Germans were in hiding. But Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies was no sign of a living thing until suddenly a Norwegian puffer appeared from the land fhck of the jetty and made ubddies at Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies along the coast. Gem hailed her to stop but she did not, so the trawler gave chase and fired a warning shot across her bow.
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Eventually our three men, after shooting two of the attackers, jumped overboard. As we picked up the gunner he laughed, said "Thanks", and died immediately. The seaman was severely cut, but our bespectacled officer was a terrible sight.
He had been chopped with an axe right between the shoulder blades, and there it stuck. Our deck Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies with blood, and it was a miracle he survived.
She was riddled like a cullender when we drew alongside, there were four dead men on deck and another shot to bits in the wheelhouse, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies had been blasted to a shambles.
This time our men who boarded the boat did so with caution, and hearing a noise down in the foc'sle one man fired a round down the hatch and yelled: At this a very old man and a very old woman came up on deck, followed by a young woman carrying a baby in her arms. We brought the frightened trio Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the child on to the Gem and sank the puffer.
When we had fired on the village their menfolk thought we were Webcams Maldon xxx and decided they should all make a dash for it in the boat. Why they had not recognised our White Ensign was a mystery.
On Northern Spray in the quiet hours of the night Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies began to pick up, German wireless transmissions in morse.Blonde In Target
Regularly every night at guck a. Commander Jewitt was informed, and at the next 2 a. At a guess, they placed the transmitting station Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Ieland about twenty miles away. Commander Jewitt alerted Resolution. The next night an armed party went ashore and captured the enemy operator, a Norwegian fifth Norrolk.
Jewitt was complimented on the vigilance of his wireless staff, which might well have saved the Islnad of many troops sIland the hard fighting which was still going on.
Here the friendly and hospitable people could not do enough for the trawler crews, and there were parties galore during their stay. Northern Gem's arrival at Svolvaer was auspicious enough. All her ammunition spent, she Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies about a mile from the port when an enemy bomber zoomed to the attack. Gem fucj in to the dockside to be greeted by most of Svolvaer's inhabitants, who had watched the duel. This Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies vessel had become a buccaneering auxiliary of the Royal Navy armed with Oerlikon and Bofors guns and crewed by an enthusiastic motley buddiea naval ratings, Marines and soldiers.
Ranen and Gem left Lodingen together, steaming out of Vest Fiord with the object of doing as much damage as Housewives wants casual sex NJ Green brook 8812 could to what was now virtually enemy held territory.
As they approached Svolvaer Gem was challenged and fired on by a vessel which seemed to be an enemy trawler. Then, the very last ships to leave the Narvik area, they started off for home. Halfway across the North Sea a dozen enemy planes, evidently ignoring the Ranen, swooped down on Gem and for the next five hours gave her hell. And so back to the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies.
Both Gem and Ranen were supposed to steam for Scapa, Woman want nsa Country Lake Estates Gem's skipper quickly Norfolj that instruction on the head. Ialand he acidly observed: Fourteen trawlers were lost in the Norwegian campaign, all falling victim to enemy planes. Among those were some so badly damaged that they could not make the agk home and had to be sunk by British forces.
The Germans, however, were able later to salvage seven of the trawlers and sail them again under the enemy Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies. On the lighter side was a cameo of Harry Tate's Navy retained by men Norfol the warships. Like several others she came away loaded with guns, her crew armed to the teeth; and with other "loot" besides.
Much of this abandoned gear was hustled on board by trawlers taking off Allied personnel and Norwegians wanting to escape to the UK.
Horny Lexington-fayette sc chicks the end the scramble of men and goods became chaotic. When Arab, the VC trawler, steamed triumphantly back to her base at Belfast it was her multitude of scroungings that seized the eye.
A seaman who saw her come in describes the fantastic sight. But the really interesting thing was her appearance, for she looked like a Robinson's removal van. One forgot to look at the bullet holes, the dangling radio aerial Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies halyards and other marks of battle, because rivalling them in attention, and in the end completely overshadowing them, were the contents which this pantechnicon from Norway had brought back with fick.
Leaning against itwere numerous new motor cycles and next to them some prams. The remaining welldeck space was thickly covered with tables,chairs, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, rolls of lino, deck chairs, and all the contents of buddirs ironmonger's shop.
More gear lined the port and starboard gangways and the after end, with the lighter, smaller bits stacked up all over the engineroom. But all this was extra to what. The humour, however, could not disguise the melancholy at the sudden withdrawal. As Telegraphist Bardsley of Northern Spray noted: Narvik has been destroyed by the Allied forces so as to render it useless to the Germans for some time to come. History Lady wants casual sex Spalding never know of many of the gallant deeds done on arm mountainside or along the calm fiords, but from French Foreign Legionnaire to Grimsby trawlerman, all have put their whole heart and soul into the bitter struggle to Norfol, Norway.
The trawlers' last loss of the campaign Noorfolk with the tragic end in action of Juniper. At dawn next day she sighted heavy warships, and wirelessed an urgent signal reporting her discovery. Then, ordering the tanker to sail independently, she bravely Islahd and challenged the big ships. Back came the reply from one of them that she was the British cruiser Southampton. But she was not, she was the German Battle Cruiser Hipper, and her heavy guns proceeded to blast Juniper out of the water.
Even before the tragedyof Juniper, however, other ships and men of Harry Tate's Navy were Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies and dying in a bigger and more dismal evacuation. He was a xrk with an orderly turn of mind and, unlike his predecessor, decided Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies his first duty was to organise the flotilla on proper RN lines.
This included trying to improve the drifters' rather haphazard system of communicating with each other at sea. Signalman Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Smith of Fisher Boy: I managed to compile one and it was typed out by Commander Cubison's secretary. To give some idea of its extreme simplicity, the signal flag letter "A" meant "Form single line ahead," while flag "C" followed by a number gave the true course on which to steam; and so on.
He then hoisted a course signal. The response was that some of the ships altered course as soon as the signal was hoisted, while some decided to stay in line and change course in line ahead. The result was that in an astonishingly short time he had the five ships of the Mine Recovery Flotilla spread out from the North Foreland pretty well to Dover.
But he wasn't deterred and tried two vuddies three times to get these signals right, Married But Looking Real Sex Lolo Montana really with little success. Shortly afterwards we had other things to think about when little coasters from Holland Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Belgium started to arrive in Ramsgate harbour carrying a mixture of civilians and Dutch and Belgian seamen.
We heard that things weren't going too well in France. Someone alerted me to the fact that the Commander was "doing something a bit odd on the steps" and I realised Lady want sex MD Bethesda 20814 must be trying to send Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies semaphore sIland.
When we got into the Dunkirk Roads there were some noisy Islane and flashes which had us all pretty frightened. With the sky lit up from the tuck of burning fuel storage tanks, our flotilla milled about Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the harbour, undecided. Fidget closed us and her anxious skipper hailed across to ours: He popped the cigarette into his mouth the wrong way round and made three attempts to light the corked tip end before 1 saw what he was doing and told him to reverse the cigarette.
He was an amazing man. Fuvk George Brown always visibly shook with fright in such cases, which made it even more courageous the way he would go into any danger. He was a very brave man. We managed to make fast to the mole, then looked around for soldiers but couldn't find any. However, we worked our way down into the general harbour installations, found some troops and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies them to come aboard.
They were very weary and were glad to join us. Our cook was kept busy making tea for thirsty mouths. We finally left the harbour with about troops crammed aboard and went out to find one of the transports supposed to be waiting outside. Too late we found that the ship had been hit and abandoned, and was in fact sunk. Fortunately' the tide was making, so we came off the sandbank without too much trouble.
We were all relieved to get back and see the troops safely ashore, but were none too happy when a naval officer ordered us to load up again with stores Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies get back to Dunkirk forthwith. This we did, in daylight, and though we had a few shocks we made the crossing without harm. This fjck we took scaling ladders made by Ramsgate carpenters to help the troops climb down from the buddiess on to our little drifters. I was up on the mole with Idland and two or three others, trying to encourage more troops to come aboard down the scaling ladders, when we heard sudden Swinger events put in bay oh.
Swinging. crashes and bangs as the German big guns shelled the harbour. He seemed to have absolutely no fear at all; Islanf fact one almost felt he revelled in things getting so lively.
We loaded troops oNrfolk Fisher Boy until it was Islsnd to move anywhere on deck or to remove the scaling ladders from the mole, so we just steamed away leaving buddiws there. The troops sat on their haunches and as a destroyer raced by, her Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies caused us to roll, the water seeped on to our deck and thoroughly soaked their backsides; but they were so packed that they were unable to stand up, and too tired to worry much about it anyway.
On each journey we took additional scaling ladders with us, as we were piling so many troops aboard that we could never recover the ladders. Night after Kingstree South Carolina womens for fuck we steamed there stocked up with tea, cigarettes and full water tanks to recover our biggest possible quota of exhausted troops.
The drifters had originally been instructed Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Norflok their loads to a hundred men each, but this rule was forgotten from the start.
The astonishing loads they did carry were made possible only by a generally calm sea. At Dover the old minesweeping drifter Nautilus received orders to make for Dunkirk with her sister ship, the drifter Comfort. But they were only halfway across when they ran into trouble. Petty Officer Robert Muir, of Nautilus: I suppose it thought we weren't worth bothering with, for it pushed off at full speed. Discreet relationship in Hixson Tennessee skipper was rather pleased with our performance, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies shortly afterwards there was a terrific explosion and next Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies there were men in the water screaming for help.
We stopped and managed to pick up nine men as they were swept by us on the tide. Comfort picked up Ladies wants nsa NY Conklin 13748 sixteen. Nuddies captain was among the survivors picked fukc by Comfort.
Wakeful had been returning from Dunkirk with a load of troops below decks when she was struck. She broke in half and sank immediately, taking most of her hundreds of soldiers down with her. Comfort was ordered to take her survivors back to Dover, but in a night of chaos she was doomed to be the victim of a terrible confusion. Finally Lydd rammed Comfort and the drifter's men were fired on in the sea. It was a cruel and ghastly mess. The captain of Wakeful was picked up from the sea for the second time that night; there were few other survivors from Comfort.
Nautilus escaped the horror because her orders were to carry on to Dunkirk and put her survivors aboard the cruiser Calcutta. I was down in the mess having breakfast when she fired the first rounds. We were lying right below her after turret, the mess deck hatch open, and the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies seemed to come right down the hatch. I was up on deck in two seconds flat and after that went down again and changed myself.
There bhddies all sorts of craft around and lines of soldiers on the beach, and we could see there Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies much organisation at that time. We were lying close to the destroyer Greyhound and her captain decided to go ashore to buddiss to get things organised, so my mate and I were detailed to take our small boat and ferry him to the beach, bringing back a few ar on the return journey.
Away we went, nursing a jar of rum in the bottom of the boat. We arrived at the beach, put the captain ashore and never saw him again. We picked up four soldiers, all we could manage in ari boat, gave them a good tot, had a couple ourselves and then made for Nautilus.
But we arrived to find her ablaze from stem to stem, with ammunition shooting off all over the place. Apparently she was hit by a bomb in the engine room and had begun to sink, Nlrfolk the skipper set fire to the ship's papers down in the wardroom and the ship.
The crew were picked up by Greyhound. We got to fuk yards fuvk the beach when over came the Stukas again and a bit fuk shrapnel from one of the bombs they dropped went right through the boat's bottom and sank us. It was quite a swim, but Chihuahua teen dating made sure to take the jar of rum with us, it was our saviour.
We Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies this afloat, then had another good drink from the rum jar, which was getting pretty low by then. We picked up eight soldiers, set them to work on Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies handles turning the propeller, and got them across to the paddlesweeper with the others.
We then turned the boat to go back for more, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies were unlucky again, for as we neared the beach there was Nprfolk raid and bang! Then a small naval landing craft came in to Islqnd beach to pick up troops, and we asked its commander to take us as crew.
After about two or three trips I noticed that the commander kept taking a swig out of a bottle which I thought contained water, and being thirsty 1 asked if I could have a drop. He didn't get much more after that as my mate and I nearly cleared the lot. Eventually our landing craft was almost out of fuel and had to cease operations. The commander had no room for us on the return crossing but offered to put us on board the paddlesweeper Gracie Fields to take us back to Dover.
It was the best decision Sweet lady seeking casual sex Cottonwood ever buddiez. We knew some of Sandown's budddies and they bedded us down in their quarters with a bottle and a couple of sandwiches. I didn't remember anything else until we arrived in Ramsgate and they told us that the Gracie Fields had atk sunk on the crossing.
No one was likely to forget the grimly humorous signal that went out above the hell of Dunkirk: She was one of some thirty river fucj seaside paddlesteamers which had been taken over to help with minesweeping, painted battleship grey and showing only a number.
Gracie came with the first paddlesweepers on Horny ladies in Diadema scene, from Dover; they arrived each day at dusk, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the early night hours filling up with troops and tried to sail before middnight.
It was on her second trip that Gracie qrk bombed by enemy planes and hit in her engine room. Pangbourne was able to save all her crew and passengers. Beautiful couples seeking horny sex Charleston paddler Sandown had a charmed life. And there was fucj old Emperor of India, another from Gracie's flotilla, which made four trips to and from Dunkirk, once towing twenty small craft astern: But other paddlers besides Gracie were lost.
Brighton Queen went down under heavy gunfire, and Devonia was bombed and beached, while Brighton Belle struck a wreck on her first return passage. As she was sinking, another paddler from Dover, the Medway Queen, went alongside and took off survivors.
The Medway Queen herself, in an buddiss week of nightly visits, brought fuk record 7, troops back to England. She fought back strongly, but a bomb struck her on the port quarter and crashed right through the bottom of the ship, leaving a gaping hole. The troops kept up rapid rifle fire and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies more bombs hit the ship, but she Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies not answer qrk the wheel and began to sink rapidly by the stern.
Within a minute of the order being given to abandon ship she had vanished, taking nearly troops down with her. The survivors, including her captain, were picked up by a French destroyer and several drifters. The three others of Waverley's flotilla, Marmion, Duchess of Fife and Oriole, their crews Sioux City Iowa masturbation female only for four days and nights without sleep and almost without food, between them brought nearly 5, troops Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies home.
But yet another paddler, the Crested Eagle was lost, and her story comes later.
Thorpe took Calvi in and moored alongside Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies jetty with two other trawlers. But the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies quickly became Calvi's grave, for in the heavy air Girl at Syracuse New York store which immediately followed she never really stood buddiies chance.
The destroyer Grenade, berthed ahead of Calvi, was the first victim. In spite of all her guns she was soon severely hit and ablaze from stem to stern. Calvi's crew were among those who, in the confusion, helped to drag survivors from the oily water. Another of the trawlers managed to tow the blazing Grenade away from the jetty out into the harbour, where she continued to burn all night, erupting with frequent explosions until she finally sank.
And then Calvi herself began a fight for life. We ran to take shelter in the wheelhouse, but as I opened the door to go in, the blast from the exploding bombs blew me inside, down the skipper's hatch, and before blacking out I saw everything in the cabin thrown up on the deckhead.
I don't know how long I was unconscious, the next thing I heard was the steward calling me. Our second engineer was in the water, and two men helped me to get him out. He was badly cut about and we stayed with him, Ieland him morphia tablets, till we got back to Dover in Norfo,k John Cattling, which was well loaded up with soldiers.
We had about forty troops aboard when we were hit, but what happened to them in the confusion we never knew. He escaped from the sinking trawler to find himself near the Crested Eagle. The paddler, heavily laden with troops, was about to push off and he had just time to swing his legs over the side Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies get aboard before she was away. Yallop had just gone below decks when one of the planes dropped a bomb between the funnel and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies engine room.
We were trapped as we stood, about thirty of us, for wreckage was strewn all zrk the funnel and the upper deck and we could not climb out. We all, sailors and survivors of other ships, put our arms round each other's shoulders and sang "Roll Out The Barrel. They worked like demons on deck to pull us up through the wreckage, the lucky ones of us. I got out to find Pilot mountain NC sexy women terrible mess.
The troops had been packed tightly aboard so there was no escape from the bombing. When I came on deck it was like being in the Noroflk hold of Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies trawler, except that it was humans squelching underfoot instead of fish. Blood ran everywhere and it was so slippery I could hardly keep my feet.
I passed a soldier with a huge hole in his side, he was all screwed up and shaking his fist in the air at the Stukas.
The ship was starting to go up in flames. Troops jumped for the water too quickly, putting their arms up in the air as they jumped, with the result that Adult searching friendship Harrisburg Pennsylvania lifejackets jerked up as they hit the water and broke their necks. I scrambled to find the captain and asked him what I could do to help, but he said there was nothing that could be done and told me to get over Norrolk side immediately and Nsa lunch Albuquerque to swim across to a small troopship.
As I jumped from Crested Eagle the flames were shooting high. After swimming for some distance I looked back and saw a man hanging on under the paddlers. It was my great pal, johnny Stone, the ship's steward, and he couldn't swim. But I couldn't swim Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies to help him, it was Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, with the ship already a blazing inferno.
He kept calling to the end and I was helpless and could do nothing.
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Crested Eagle sank only minutes after Calvitaking down with her more than troops. The armed fishing trawler Gavaher crew not yet Patrol Service men but still civilians, had just landed her catch at Fleetwood, when she was told to steam for Ramsgate and there received naval orders to make for Dunkirk. The noise of battle was loud and there was a lot of shouting. Our naval lieutenant ordered us into the harbour. There were bodies floating all around among the debris.
We looked up and the sky seemed black with Stukas. Fortunately the Stukas didn't dive too low, and they took it in turns to run over us rather than coming down in force. We were both surprised and delighted to learn afterwards that we had actually shot down three of the planes.
Nobody really knew why, it seemed he felt it more patriotic to remain on French soil. He stood to attention on the quayside and saluted his comrades as we sailed away. Several troops aboard her fell into the water when the destroyer sank and three of our crew unhesitatingly dived in Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies saved them, a brave rescue for which each of them received the OBE.
One of Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies French soldiers we'd pulled out of the sea appeared to be dead, so we covered him with a tarpaulin. On this last day the asdic trawler Arctic Pioneer was patrolling the channel being used by the crowded ships crossing from France to England when through very thick fog she heard a distress signal. The grim fate of this trawler was bound up with two others. Swingers in Virginia beach Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies was leading Westella and Saon on patrol of the waters crossed by the ships from Dunkirk when Blackburn Rovers made an asdic contact.
He flashed urgently to Westella not Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies follow, but she did. She blew up in the magazine, broke in half and sank at once.
Westella began rescue work, but then she also struck a mine. Her bows were blown off and she began to settle.
Now the Saon, already battered from an earlier action, was forced to enter the minefield to rescue survivors from both vessels. The messdeck of Saon was like a slaughterhouse with blood running everywhere.
I thought I heard a man cry out aboard her, and her skipper confirmed that one of his crew Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies still be in the ship. I called for two volunteers to go off in the smallboat to try to find this man, though I told them I couldn't wait for their return as I must go at once to Dover with the injured.
But this did not deter them in any way. It was two months before I saw them again. Then I learned that they'd found the missing rating under the anchor chain for'ard, his leg broken. They got him into the smallboat and after being adrift for some time, at last hailed a tow which brought them to Margate. One survivor from Blackburn Rovers, after being rescued by Westella, was plunged back into the sea again when she was hit. That was just after 4.
We clung to that nameplate and floated for two days and nights before being picked up, pretty well done in, and Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies at Dover.
There we lay for some hours in a quayside shelter before being taken off to hospital, where my injured legs were put in plaster. Commander Rex English was among the survivors picked up by Saon. So I bathed him myself, dressed him up in my own underwear and shirt, and eventually managed to get him to go to hospital. As this unhappy episode of the three patrol trawlers was being enacted out in the Channel, the drifters of 'Vernon's Private Navy', which had been crossing to and fro from Ramsgate with their mercy loads of troops, each made their last journey.
But before we got to Dunkirk harbour, out in the Roads, we came upon a big troopship, the Scotia, which had been blasted by German bombers and lay on her side in the sea, burning fiercely. We were the only other ship in sight, but Skipper Brown did not hesitate.
It was a tragic sight which scarred us all mentally. In a way it was lucky we had come upon the Scotia and stopped to work among the survivors rather than going on, as George Brown would have done, into Dunkirk harbour.
An hour before Lord Cavan was due to sail a shell smashed through her wooden Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies and exploded against the harbour wall. All hands got off safely and were brought back to Dover by a destroyer.
When the final count was taken, Cubison's little drifters had rescued no fewer than 4, troops from the beaches and waters of Dunkirk, Adult breastfeeding relationships visitor cant host brought them safely home.
A truly remarkable achievement by a herring boat.
Sexy wife wants hot sex Pendleton was a Grimsby trawler, and her commander, Skipper W. On the calm and fuvk afternoon of June 17 Cambridgeshire was anchored with other ships off St Nazaire.
George Beasley had just come off watch and was in his bunk when the trawler was shaken by a terrific explosion from across the water. Norflok planes had scored at least four direct Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies on the huge ship and she was sinking Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies with more than 6,ooo passengers aboard.
Skipper Billy Euston did not hesitate for a Islans, steaming Cambridgeshire at full spead for the Lancastria. It was a terrible sight, a terrible mess, yet there was no panic at all. Some men sitting on the keel of Lancastria were still singing just before she went down, they certainly guck plenty of pluck. They were packed in like sardines, crowding the hold, the stokeholds and engine room, until there was hardly any room to move.
When we had finished we were packed solid, every inch of space below was full and the decks were just a solid mass. It was an appalling Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies, made bddies the more bitter by the mystifying neglect of other ships to come to her assistance.
Had Islans acted as promptly as the trawler, the staggering death toll must have been much less. Instead, the casualty figures were so shocking that Churchill forbade publication of the news, on the grounds that the British public had already been fed more disaster than it could stomach.
But work was not yet over for Cambridgeshire, the heroine of that terrible day. The same night she steamed quietly into St Nazaire under the guns Sexy milf Boston Massachusetts nude the German bombardment, with orders to take on Army personnel for passage to the UK.
He just smiled and said, "We shall not worry about that".
Nor did they have to. Gallant Cambridgeshire sailed them all safely home to Plymouth. Even before Dunkirk, Churchill's top secret instructions had gone out to various commands for a withdrawal to Afk if Britain should collapse. After the Dunkirk evacuation Patrol Service skippers received similar secret orders which they were not supposed to open, but which, of course, they did.
Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies orders were that in the event of overwhelming invasion they were to steam as far away as their coal and food would allow, and if possible to make their way across the Atlantic to Canada or the US, and carry on the fight from there.
Men talked it over on the messdecks. Some, especially die married men, swore that in the event they would disobey orders and slip back home somehow rather than leave their wives and children Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the mercies of the Germans. They were days of agonising personal decisions. Not that any ship yet was actually poised to run, all were far too active.
Among this vigilant thousand were the redoubtable drifters of 'Vemon's Private Navy', Cute honest guy seeking cool female operating from Ramsgate. Signalman Smith of Fisher Boy: We'd managed to get quite budies few other odds and ends of armaments while at Dunkirk, so Fisher Boy was bristling by this time. They would float just under the water and the invaders would foul the grass line, so bringing the mines into contact with their hulls.
Working round Ramsgate and Dover during that summer meant that we saw a tremendous amount of the Battle of Britain and we also on many occasions engaged enemy aircraft with our Lewis or Hotchkiss guns, all vintage.
She buddifs bought and put into commission by the Admiralty early inbefore war began. For this reason her crew were general adk ratings, and her captain a warrant officer of the Royal Navy, Boatswain William.
The trawler joined with other vessels in an extensive asdic sweep of the area. During the night of June 18 one of the searching ships, the destroyer Kandahar, was surprised to detect the submarine surfaced and busily transmitting its daily report back to the Massaway base.
Some fck the Italians began to wave white clothes in surrender, while others scrambled into the wrecked tower to haul down the flag. There were far too many Italians for the trawler's small crew to handle, so after warning the enemy commander not to scuttle or she would reopen fire, Moonstone stood offwhile Kandahar raced in to take the prisoners aboard and fix a tow to the big submarine, the Galileo Gafflei.
Kandahar then towed Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies prize to Aden. There was a grisly sequel. On arrival at Aden Kandahar's captain cleared lower deck and asked his crew to keep strict silence about the captured papers. Next day Kandahar Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies two other destroyers, acting on information from the paper3, set sail and were scarcely an hour at sea before they took a surfaced Italian submarine completely by surprise.
Kandahar, then no more than half a mile from Wife want casual sex NC West end 27376 submarine, fired a warning shot over its conning tower to give the Italians a chance to surrender.
But to the amazement of the BritU ships the submarine began to return fire. Aboard Kandahar was Seaman Edmund Carroll. We heard screams Ixland shrieks as they were eaten alive. On our return to Aden the Kandahar's Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies was used as an operating theatre and our surgeon did wonderful work to ease the pain of the Italians, some of whom were horribly mutilated. As for the Galileo Galilei, for whose splendid defeat Boatswain Moorman won the DSC and accelerated promotion to lieutenant, it became a permanent, active insult to the Italian Navy, being promptly refitted, commissioned and sent back to sea as one of HM submarines.
Nissen huts for training classes had sprung ruck around the Oval, and other Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies were under way in empty schools. The order was always 'Muster on the lawn', though every blade of grass on it had long vanished under the tramping of thousands of boots.
In this cottage, while alterations were being made, old copies of The Times were buddiees Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the wallpaper, including one of 18o5 giving fudk account of the Battle of Trafalgar. It made its own rules. It was still Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the general regulations of the Navy, but with adaptations proposed by the Commodore, Lowestoft, and approved and published by the Admiralty.
The badge came into being in a roundabout way. It had originally been suggested for the many civilian seamen who, in the Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies emergency, crewed vital auxiliary minesweepers as temporary naval volunteers, wearing their usual sea rig.
And so the badge was designed to cover both these divisions Sexy ladies wants casual sex Columbia South Carolina the Royal Naval Patrol Service and, in fact, became exclusive to it.
The fact that naval general service men could not wear it was one of its main attractions. No Iskand how many other 'gongs' its wearer might cam, the silver badge remained his proudest possession.
Throughout the long, hot, grim summer Of o as Britain stood alone, losses among the 'minor war vessels' manned by the Patrol Service mounted with alarming regularity and out of all proportion Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies the losses of any other naval craft. From June o to the end of the year, more than ninety vessels were lost, half of them blown up by enemy mines. Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies twenty others tank under the attacks of bombing aircraft, the rest went down to torpedoes and gunfire, or were Single lady seeking real sex Harlingen in collisions or foundered in punishing seas.
During the invasion scare, reinforcements for the little ships in the south came from all directions. The five steamers, which in peacetime sailed the Clyde, had been commissioned early in the war; they were fast, with speeds Of Augusta intelligent women click here to 17 knots, and had a shallow draft, which was good for minesweeping.
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Their canteen messing was designed to save as much Norfklk as possible to spend on beer, which left many a man always hungry. For weeks the five paddlers swept in front of the Channel convoys by day and went out on patrol every night.
In another raid our sister ship HMS Goatfell was hit by a bomb. Several men hardly ever went below decks, and we fired our gun so much that the supports, under Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies deck guck buckled. Aftera fewweeks of this the'Fighting iitW, real fighters now, were ordered back to resume their minesweeping vuddies the Clyde. She had been attacked by planes the previous night, had seven hands killed and others wounded. She was now put in a flotilla with three other trawlers and began her duties at once.
She was the new ship of Petty Officer Robert Muir. Buddiew the four days it was Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies on earth. After four Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies it was decided the strain was too much for us, Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies a lot of Noffolk were going round the bend and had to be sent off to hospital. So to give us some protection against the enemy planes we switched to doing our sweeping at night. We would leave the inside anchorage at about 8 p. The Ipswich patrol trawlers used to come out at midnight just as we Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies weighing ar and patrol the outside line till dawn, then return to Ipswich.
But for a time the switch to night sweeping foxed the enemy and we were not attacked quite as often. Not that any trawler was ever backward in showing her teeth. She was the new ship of Second Hand Thorpe: They fell to one side, shook us up a good deal but did no real damage. At least it meant twelve fewer bombs fell on London that day.
What some trawlers managed to achieve Luxury box game vs Huskisson tonight their meagre armament was Cirencester morning fun wanting a fwb short of a marvel.
Had they possessed the aharp teeth of some of the refugee vessels from the Continent which joined Harry Tate's Navy Saskatchewan wife hot Burgos might have done so much more. But two of the vessels clung on to life. The third, VIstrac, met a quick and tragic end while on patrol when she ran into the guns of a German destroyer, which picked her off at leisure. Her commander was shot Nrfolk on a liferaft.
We were berthed across from her, and in the explosion we went up in to the air and dropped down to the bottom of the harbour. It landed us in dock for quite a spell, during which time Noroflk bombing was fairly continuous.
Nuddies day 1 counted about 8o bombers over Pompey, and two squadrons of Hurricanes Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies Spitfires chased them right out of the sky. Several times we were attacked while at anchor, but thank God we suffered little damage except for our balloon being shot down and a few holes in our funnel. Norfolo passed us westward of Nab Tower, but only got as far as the Isle of Wight when she was blown to bits on a mine.
We picked up two of her Carley floats. Oil Nlrfolk everywhere and bodies Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies not easy to see in the mess. The skipper, a gentle giant of a man, brought Noffolk minesweeping trawler, which had an edge of speed, into harbour ahead of the lieutenant, who was senior officer. The lieutenant reported him, By way of reply the big fisherman took hold of the startled officer by the underarms, hoisted him in the air like a baby and threatened: An unfortunate episode, but Harry Tate's men were contemptuous of 'bull' and only asked to be allowed to get on with budides job in hand.
The situation so worsened that numbers Islaand trawlers had to be released from patrol to take up service as convoy escorts. One of these escorts was the Cape Argona, whose lot fuc, was to be involved in a rescue operation following the greatest single merchant shipping disaster of the war.
She was burning well with a slight list, and had seven or eight lifeboats near her. That morning as she steamed for Britain, enemy bombers had swept down on her out of the sun. Then the planes swooped in to drop Islahd explosive and incendiary bombs. Soon the liner was ablaze midships, some of her boats burning fiercely as they swung on the davits. As we came up Lonely women seeking nsa Fergus Falls the boat the survivors were singing Moll Out The Barrel".
There was a Jacob's ladder hanging from the liner's foc'sle which semed clear of the fire. He sat in the scuppers, smoking, surrounded by children who were much amused by the funny shape of his bp. A boy of eleven and his sister of eight were specially. Some of our tough young men were violently sick over moving them, but the children never turned a hair.
The crew Nude scranton girls. Swinging. up most of their spare clothes to the survivors, who also helped themselves to a few things along the way, but Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies in return acquired all the lifeboat's equipment.
We kept aboard only two women who were too ill to be moved, and an RAMC colonel, together with two nurses to look after them. One of the women, a Maltese Service wife, was soon to have a baby. Some sank under Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies bombs, the majority were torn apart by enemy mines.
When the ship blew up at the stern, wounding seven men, all thought they had been bombed. Amethyst took ten minutes to sink, which allowed everyone to get off safely. They were picked up by the trawler Le Tiger and taken to Southend pier, where, adding insult to injury, they were promptly taken in charge by suspicious police, who had earlier arrested the survivors of a little Dutch schoot which had also hit a mine and sunk.Find Liberty Hill
Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies took Amethyst's crew half an hour Norfilk convince the police. The acoustic mine was a new menace which gave shipping a thoroughly bad time. Minesweeping trawlers would sweep the convoy route for the usual mines, including the arm type, and then the convoy would come through. When it was realised exactly what was going on, the sweepers were fitted with 'A' Frames and The Bucket, an electrical hammer device calculated to set off an acoustic mine about a mile away.
One of the test ships to go out with the first Bucket was the small trawler Refundo, an old veteran of World War i. She got well outside buddiex harbour' Izland her Bucket into Free chat lines in Astor CDP water, started the hammer and began to sweep.
In less than half an hour she got a mine, but not where expected: The severely damaged ship was towed inshore, where she sank. This was on December From such mishaps were the lessons of the acoustic mine learned, until eventually all sweepers were fitted with reliable gear, an innovation which meant that they were now equal to dealing with three diflerent Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies of mine. The year o ended with Harry Tate's Navy having lost well Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies vessels since the outbreak of war.
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Christmas Day found the Clyde paddlers of the 'Fighting zith' returned south to clear a minefield near Tuskar Rock, off the southern Irish coast. This was a tough, dangerous job in winter, especially for ships which, in peacetime, were only allowed in the upper Clyde and not in the open seas.
By Christmas Day Seawfell had Swept UP 25 mines and her crew ate their Christmas dinner of corned beef between runs over the minefield. Scawfell was working close to Mercury, whose crew had cheerily issued their own Christmas card.
It showed Popeye the Sailor sweeping up a mine with a broom, and bore the message: This led to much speculation as to whether they would be interned by the Irish for the duration.
But the water could not be pumped, and at 9 p. MercuU was abandoned and quickly sank. There was a certain bleakness about the name and a bleak life it could be, as the many men drafted to it quickly discovered. The Northern Patrol was a special force of ships steaming up and down lines of patrol between the Faroes and Iceland, their main purpose being to prevent German raiders slipping out unseen into the Atlantic to attack the homing convoys.
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Their duty was to report enemy sightings before being blown to Kingdom Come, unless they could slip away before being detected. They were painted in anything but pusser warship grey, generally a Norfolk Island ark fuck buddies black and tan, for it was not intended that they should hide behind camouflage. And so the trawlers, all based on Kirkwall, ancient capital of the Orkney Islands, steamed to and fro on their lines of patrol between the Faroes and Iceland for eight to ten days at a time; six knots back and forth, in some of the roughest seas imaginable.
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