Friday, February 10, 2006

Maritime Communications

Did you hear about the "message in a bottle" that made it all the way from New York to England? And the nasty letter that the bottle finder sent back to the bottle launcher? 'Henry Biggelsworth' of Dorset wrote:
While you may consider this some profound experiment on the path and speed of oceanic currents, I have another name for it - litter. You Americans don't seem to be happy unless you are mucking up somewhere. If you wish to foul your own nest, all well and good. But please refrain in the future from fouling mine.

What is it about Dorset that breeds such self-righteous prigs? The hectoring, anti-American tone of this tirade reminds me of another Dorset writer, Rarb, who used to maintain a blog called "Ranting Rarb".

Is the story a hoax? Or did 'Biggelsworth' just use a false name & address?

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