[Jokes] FW: [TTFF] Why boats are really referred to as “she”

McKenna, Chris (RDSSW) chris.mckenna at defra.gsi.gov.uk
Tue Aug 19 10:48:59 BST 2003

>>Joe and John were identical twins. Joe owned an old dilapidated

>>boat and kept pretty much to himself. One day he rented out his

>>boat to a group of out-of-staters who ended up sinking it. He

>>spent all day trying to salvage as much stuff as he could from

>>the sunken vessel and was out of touch all that day and most of

>>the evening. Unbeknownst to him, his brother John’s wife had died

>>suddenly in his absence.


>>When he got back on shore he went into town to pick up a few

>>things at the grocery. A kind old woman there mistook him for

>>John and said, "I’m so sorry for your loss. You must feel



>>Joe, thinking she was talking about his boat said, "Hell no!

>>Fact is I’m sort of glad to be rid of her. She was a rotten old

>>thing from the beginning. Her bottom was all shriveled up and she

>>smelled like old dead fish. She was always holding water. She had

>>a bad crack in the back and a pretty big hole in the front too.

>>Every time I used her, her hole got bigger and she leaked like



>>I guess what finally finished her off was when I rented her to

>>those four guys looking for a good time. I warned them that she

>>wasn’t very good and that she smelled bad. But they wanted her

>>anyway. The damn fools tried to get in her all at one time and

>>she split right up the middle."

>>The old woman fainted.


Corinne Mills

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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