The come back was quick from the Captain to my sister Paula, when she said to him”What a lovely boat!” “Its a Ship not a boat!” he said to her.
The look of indignation on his face.
Paula mumbled “sorry” and quickly took off so she could tell us. I can see it so clearly that steely look on her face so she does not start laughing until she knows she is in the clear.
That one comment provided the 3 of us with much laughter for the rest of the holiday, and even now I smile when i think of it. Have you heard the saying “laughing so much you wet your pants” well I think that was nearly the case with this one!
So it got me into thinking, when is a ship a ship and not a boat?
Google came up with many answers but these two came up a lot.
A ship can carry a boat but a boat cannot carry a ship.
Whatever the Captain says it is, well that’s what it is! Our Captain told Paula it is a ship not a boat, so then its a ship!