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BubbaG2000
20 Oct 2008 - 4:38 PM


Quote: Quote:By my calculations...

QE2 - 34.2 miles per gallon per person. Somebody even more bored at work can correct me if they wish.

This has turned into a QE2/Titanic thread!Actually the more important figure is person-miles per gallon. (Sorry, my mistake - the mpg per person per gallon figure is meaningless.. and therefore ideal for this thread! )

But the 34.2 figure is correct for PMPG.

OK. let us assume a generous 12mpg for a large 4x4 on the school run with two passengers (mum + brat). We get a comparable figure of 24 PMPG.

So the QE2, for all its luxury, is a "greener" way to travel than a 4x4. We can, and no doubt will, argue about whether the correct parameters have been used. Should we include crew in the QE2 calculation - after all they are only there to serve the passengers. What if Mum has more than one brat in the 4x4.

So much to think about here..............

As for QE2 -v- Titanic (which is larger), we have already had that discussion. No clear cut answer. QE2 is longer, Titanic is heavier.

............................ who's snoring at the back there?

But then... would the ship not do less MPGs with more people in it adding to the weight? (just being picky Wink).

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keith selmes
20 Oct 2008 - 4:39 PM


Quote: **** is an acronym.

that really is useless on account of not being true.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 4:41 PM

Indeed so. It's from the Old English word 'scitan'. Smile

keith selmes
20 Oct 2008 - 4:43 PM

I didn't want to say that in case it was useful.

User_Removed
20 Oct 2008 - 4:43 PM

Don't argue with CB - when you're talking s**t, nobody knows more Grin Grin Grin

Last Modified By User_Removed at 20 Oct 2008 - 4:43 PM
digitall
digitall  8238 forum posts Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 4:45 PM

Who invented the word "Hindsight" it's of no use to anyone.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 4:45 PM


Quote: would the ship not do less MPGs with more people in it adding to the weight

As the ship itself weighs about 48,000 tons I'm guessing a few people extra would not reduce fuel consumption hugely.

If you assume an average of 75 kilos per person, 3648 passengers and crew would weigh 273.6 tons........ a mere 0.57% of the ship's weight.

Last Modified By Carabosse at 20 Oct 2008 - 4:45 PM
keith selmes
20 Oct 2008 - 4:53 PM

the myrmidons are no bottle ale houses

NickParry
NickParry  91016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 9:49 AM

The plural of fish is not always fish.

Nigeyboy
Nigeyboy  6537 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 - 9:58 AM

Seeing as we are on about Ships . . .

The word POSH is also an accronym.

In the days when you used to sail by steamship to Australia / the Far East etc, if you had plenty of wedge, you would book your state rooms POSH. This meant on the outward leg of ther journey, you stayed on the cooler Port side of the ship (ie away from the sun for the hot part of the day), and on the home leg it was the Starboard side - Port Out - Starboard Home.

NickParry
NickParry  91016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 10:01 AM

The year 532BC was not know as 532BC to those who lived in 532BC.

Nick Smile

Last Modified By NickParry at 21 Oct 2008 - 10:03 AM
phaz99
phaz99  626 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 10:28 AM

Cats can be left or right pawed.

Elemobe
Elemobe  636 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 11:22 AM

Here's some useless info:

I have just spent 5 minutes trying to work out if my foot really is the same size as the distance from elbow to wrist (read first page of thread). Hubby walked in (we both work from home) to find me sitting at computer with my leg up and foot on arm to measure!!!!

"Working hard?" and he walks out.

ROFL!!


Hmmm,

now to think of other useless info to share.

keith selmes
21 Oct 2008 - 12:03 PM


Quote: The word POSH is also an accronym.

No, thats another one that isn't.

dwilkin
dwilkin  824249 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 - 12:14 PM


Quote: No, thats another one that isn't

Yup - I call this sort of thing a backfill - someone invents an explanation for a word that sounds slightly plausible, and eveyone assumes it to be true. Like, for instance, Fornication Under Consent of King - load of rubbish!

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