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Deeps Folklore: Shantying on Military Ships (52* d) RE: Folklore: Shanteying On Military Ships 20 Jun 08

Whistling in the Royal Navy in fairly recent times was discouraged on the grounds that it could be mistaken for a high-pressure steam/air leak. The stock answer when being pulled up for whistling was "Ever heard a steam/air leak whistle Dixie?". And yes, I did my time in the RN.

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