The Uxbridge Boaters’ Dictionary

The Uxbridge Boaters’ Dictionary

If you’ve ever heard “I’m sorry, I haven’t a clue” on BBC 4 – and it’s been going for decades now – you’ll know about the Uxbridge English Dictionary. It’s one round in the show in which the panel come up...
Words have meaning, names have power

Words have meaning, names have power

And this couldn’t be more true than when talking about boat names, for they have the power to make you smile, titter, laugh, guffaw or facepalm. Nonetheless, the name of the boat is traditionally very important, and superstition surrounds the whole business of...

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