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Anyone seen "Master and Commander"?
"When at sea,always choose the lesser of two weevils."
The joke in the books (the weevil one is in there as well) is when someone asks why the Dog Watch (which is the shortest one) is called the Dog Watch and the doctor replies: Because it is cur-tailed.
Everyone thinks it's the funniest joke ever and it gets passed from ship to ship. [/quote]
It seems to be a kind of maritime office humor.
I always wanted to read the book (or books),I always loved sea-based adventures and also historical novels.I grew up with Treasure Island and loved it.When I first saw Master and Commander,I thought "I must try and get hold of the book!" It's like Treasure Island for grown-ups!