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Punting skill
How good do you think you are?
I am/was a professional and made things up to tell tourists  10%
I am/was a professional  0%
I can go fast and straight  45%
I struggle if it's busy but I'm largely OK  16%
I may have hit an occasional bridge...  3%
I'm a danger to myself and others  6%
The Conservators have banned me  0%
I'm a lady so I get a burly man to punt me  6%
Water is for racing over, not drifting down  13%
Total: 31 members' votes
by Thomas - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 8:10pm
I struggle if it's busy but I'm largely OK
Would this be better reading 'everyone around me struggles if its busy but i'm largely ok.'
by RTT - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 9:02pm
I'm also less than enthusiastic about the preposition location in the final option....
by Simon - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 9:06pm
Yes, and there are no full stops. The Conservators don't ban people. The penultimate option is sexist. The question asks about perceptions of skill but then gives options that do not relate to skill levels.
Frankly it's rubbish. But while I'm the only person arsed to put in a poll each week you can be as unenthusiastic as you like.
by RTT - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 9:50pm
Simon said: But while I'm the only person arsed to put in a poll each week you can be as unenthusiastic as you like.
I wrote the one last week. So ner.
by S.J. Lings - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 10:26pm
I can go fast and straight...

well, I can go fast, but straight is possibly a bit generous.

fast and not swerving manically is probably more accurate
by Simon - Sun 22nd Apr 2007, 10:53pm
RTT said: So ner.
Ner? Do they punt in Poland?
by vandal - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 7:10am
Simon said: Ner? Do they punt in Poland?
They do now.
by Simon - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 10:54am
vandal said: They do now.
Loving your work there...
by BJ - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 1:36pm
In a similar vein, and following on from Jane's link, I'm not sure if everyone's seen this yet (or for that matter this or this if you're looking for a bit of variety).
by hell yeah - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 7:26pm
BJ said: this (or for that matter this or this if you're looking for a bit of variety).
HAHA! That's quite a compliment actually. If everyone else wants to row like the weedy girls they are, they can go ahead and be bumped. Anyway, in summer, it's ALL about the guns.
by might start wearing bikinis when rowing again... - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 7:43pm
Not sure I like the *look* like men comment tho... :(
by Does not look like a man, but enjoys rowing fast - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 7:52pm
Let's get some blue and gold bikinis then!
by Could bikinis be our new Mays Kit? - Thu 26th Apr 2007, 8:13pm
AWESOME IDEA! I'd def avoid tan lines then! :D. And we might be able to distract enough coxes to get those double overbumps we need for the Mays Headship... :P

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