From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
HMS Resolution, after DC party (no, not Washington 1814)
Stoker Bagsy Baker: 'Ere PO, what was that just floated down the Burma Way?
PO Chalky White: The Jimmy's armchair. Take this 'ammer. See this bung? When I nod my head you hit it.
Did the young stoker understand that it was the bung to be hit, not the PO's head?
Yes...quite a dangerous grammatical error by PO White.
There is a name for that but I have no idea what it is. Seems it could be worse than ending a a sentence with a preposition.
Would the name be "Splitting Headache", or "Skull Fracture"? or maybe "Stoker Overboard"?
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth