Talk:Ship

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The top picture is of a tugboat. I suppose if it is ocean-going it might qualify. ?? AlanE 21:04, 7 December 2008 (EST)

A boat is a ship [1] and a ship a boat [2]. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:46, 7 December 2008 (EST)
No it isn't, Joaquín. Ever heard of a rowship? Ever heard of the Cutty Sark being called a boat? A ship is a large boat. A boat is a small ship. A ship is a nave. A boat is a bote. (That's hitting below the waterline!) :-) AlanE 22:07, 7 December 2008 (EST)
And while I have you here, mate. On a completely different subject...if you check my contributions for today you will see I reverted some idiocy on Crassus. If Whecht is still live and able to edit, I would think of getting rid of him. AlanE 22:21, 7 December 2008 (EST)
As you wrote: A boat is a small ship. consequently a tugboat too.
And according to Merriam-Webster's definition No. 2 ship: boat; especially : one propelled by power or sail. (A tugboat has some power, c'est vrai ?)

--User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 08:22, 8 December 2008 (EST)

A jet ski also has power, and a sail board a ...um...sail. G'morning Joaquín...yes I know all that. It isn't really important. I just thought that if we were going to have an article on what are called ships (not usually boats) then the picture should be something that is usually called a ship (not a boat). A tug boat is not normally thought of as a ship. I thought it would be appropriate to illustrate the description in the article: "large watercraft capable of offshore navigation; a vessel of considerable size for deep-water navigation". A hill is a small mountain. A mountain is a large hill. For a "mountain" article shall I take a picture of "One Tree Hill" I can see from the road to town or the snow-clad Mt Wellington - 15 times its height - a few miles further on?.
Having said all that, it doesn't really matter, and I am relieving a bit of pain by being a Grumpy Old Man with my second coffee. Forgive me.AlanE 13:55, 8 December 2008 (EST)
Done, it has been a pleasure my friend! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 18:54, 8 December 2008 (EST)
Now I feel terrible! Perhaps I should write an article: Tugboat so we have somewhere to hang your picture. Cheers. AlanE 19:01, 8 December 2008 (EST)
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