“Delay”? As in, don’t cancel but wait a bit first?
This is fancy. I want one.
“Belay” Or to ignore. Its a nautical term for when a caption or some such makes a command but someone(usually of higher rank) finds a reason to not do what was ordered.
I never knew that captions held that authority — unless of course if it is the captain’s caption. 😉
[‘they’re taking the hobbits to isengard’ dubstep track] WE’RE TAKING THE GIRL BACK TO FARTHINGSHIRE! -SHIRE! -SHIRE! -SHIRE! -SHIRE.
Oooo. Good idea. I’ll get on that!
Wouldn’t the off-screen person say “Belay that order”?
Unless the person saying that never served aboard a ship (in the RN or as a merchant), which may make it a clue as to whom it might be, as the person saying that has had casual exposure to sailors without ever being one…
“casual exposure to sailors without ever being one…’ like the author 🙁
It could be worse…. at least you didn’t say you had, ah, *professional* exposure to sailors without ever being one…. that would have been… creepy.
Professional exposure to sailors without being one….Shipwright? Longshoreman? Harbormaster? Lighthouse keeper? Help me out here, which is the creepy one?
Isn’t that supposed to be “Belay” that order, not “Delay” that order? I hope that’s an engineer saying it and not Alice.
Another blind passager? A higher beeing? Or is it their masters voice in form of the author?
“A higher being”? It can’t be. Unless Godfrey is a ventriloquist.
I’m giving myself this award out of shame for the BELAY debacle.
Hey, at least no one is belaboring it… *rimshot*
Haha! Nice one!
I was going to rule out Alice as she probably would not be familiar with the nautical command. Then I read the comments and realized the only delay is in my posting. There is also an interesting time zone/time warp issue as I am posting this at 6:55 pm EDT which is before Thorin’s and Wintermute’s comments.
I think the time stamps on these comments is in UTC time zone (England), which is 4 hours ahead of you (5 in the winter), and 7 hours ahead of me 🙂
The WordPress site is set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The server looks like it’s set to Pacific Time (PST). The disparity between comment date stamps is caused by gremlins.
Surprise! Alice is on the ship! That gang’s all here, time to party!
Well, if its Alice it makes more sense for to say “Delay that order!” instead of “Belay that order!” The original text made me LOL thinking it was Alice.
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