The latest from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster is that Captain Francisco Shettino didn’t abandon ship—he tripped and fell into a lifeboat, or so he says. Right. To that, I say: “Go on board, penis!” Speaking of which, this incident has led one National Post commentor to reminisce about his teenage years:
I must say, I found his memory much more amusing than the last time I read about a Post poster’s wasted years…
Paquebot: A large ship that transports passengers, ie an ocean liner, ferry or cruise ship.
As seen in: « Le patron de Costa Crociere, société propriétaire du paquebot qui a fait naufrage vendredi, a déploré une erreur humaine «impondérable» de la part du capitaine dont il s’est officiellement «dissocié», lundi au cours d’une conférence de presse à Gênes (centre de l’Italie). »
Translation: “The head of Costa Crociere, owners of the cruise ship that sunk Friday, condemned an unthinkable human error by the captain from whom he officially disassociated himself Monday during a press conference in Genova, Italy.”