Wot a wopper !!

Old Jun 15th 2009, 4:49 am
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This ship

http://funyeah.com/fun/photos/2007/Emma_Maersk/

is in Dubai at the moment - biggest container carrier in the world - it can carry 15,000 containers, which is enough to move the furniture of Dubai expats for a month or two.

And only 13 men in the crew? Amazing!

What I find more amazing is - what's it doing here if there's no mass exodus going on?? What are "they" exporting??

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Originally Posted by Smoochy Girl View Post
This ship

http://funyeah.com/fun/photos/2007/Emma_Maersk/

is in Dubai at the moment - biggest container carrier in the world - it can carry 15,000 containers, which is enough to move the furniture of Dubai expats for a month or two.

And only 13 men in the crew? Amazing!

What I find more amazing is - what's it doing here if there's no mass exodus going on?? What are "they" exporting??


not exactly the worlds largest cargo ship as that site says.
I'm surprised she's in a service calling in UAE. Thought she'd be in a more standard East-West service.

these ships are probably now turning out to be a huge mistake with the downturn in container trades
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sure i saw bigger being build in Korea...
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Wopper or whopper ?

Check out the meaning of 'wopper' in the urban dictionary

PS Ok it goes with wot !
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
Wopper or whopper ?

Check out the meaning of 'wopper' in the urban dictionary

PS Ok it goes with wot !
Wopper won't even come up on Google - no such word exists but then I only wrote it like that, as you guessed, to go with wot !!

I still want to know what they're putting on that container ship!!
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I still want to know what they're putting on that container ship!!
It will be the start of the 800,000 expat families leaving Dubai
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Wopper won't even come up on Google - no such word exists but then I only wrote it like that, as you guessed, to go with wot !!

I still want to know what they're putting on that container ship!!
Yes...on google it thinks you mean whopper. Try here:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/
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..it's people arriving, silly!
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..it's people arriving, silly!
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
Yes...on google it thinks you mean whopper. Try here:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/
OK OK You all know I meant I love BURGERS

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containerization

Wiki seems to think that containers can transport other items, not just expat furniture.

Or is all this a modern version of spooky tales around a campfire? Maybe I should start up my own version of the curtain twitchers' paper, as it looks like there's a market for exaggerated news presented in a hysterical fashion?

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Jumeirah Express?
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
It will be the start of the 800,000 expat families leaving Dubai
800,000 I thought it was ONLY 300,000

Oh well it's been nice passing the time this morning; now my desk is calling me!!

Have a good one
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800,000 I thought it was ONLY 300,000
300,000 on 25th June. The other 500,000 leave 2nd July.
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Originally Posted by seven seas View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containerization

Wiki seems to think that containers can transport other items, not just expat furniture.

Or is all this a modern version of spooky tales around a campfire? Maybe I should start up my own version of the curtain twitchers' paper, as it looks like there's a market for exaggerated news presented in a hysterical fashion?

Shindagha Standard?
Jumeirah Express?

All fine until they get hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.


Commander - check out the first part of a series called Ross Kemp on Pirates (or something like that). He is on board HMS Northumberland on pirate patrol in the Gulf of Aden and there are also a number of marines on board. Very interesting and makes you pround of our forces.

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All fine until they get hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.


Commander - check out the first part of a series called Ross Kemp on Pirates (or something like that). He is on board HMS Northumberland on pirate patrol in the Gulf of Aden and there are also a number of marines on board. Very interesting and makes you pround of our forces.

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