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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2021, 07:54:21 pm »
Why does damp sometimes mean a duck, or something involving diving gear?

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2021, 09:40:59 pm »
Doline, dripstone, dolomite, Devonian.

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2021, 10:32:54 pm »
dripstone

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2021, 11:07:45 pm »
Decorated. Divers. Depth. Disto. Descent. Different.
Awkward, grumpy sod.

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2021, 11:40:38 pm »
Diggy Diggy Hole 

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2021, 09:06:17 am »
There is already:

Here's the words which I found on my computer.  We used to sing it in the '80s at Birmingham Uni SS.

The caver's alphabet song.

A’s for the Aven, so high and so wide,
B’s for the Belay to which we are tied,
C’s for the C-links which the ladder is set
and D’s for the Duck that is long and so wet.
 
Singing, merrily...merrily...so merrily cave we!
No mor-tal on Earth like a caver can be!
Climb-away, crawl-away all the day long:
For a caver and his Mars Bar there’s nothing goes wrong.
 
E’s for the Exit, that’s so far away,
F’s for the F*cker who dropped the belay,
G’s for the Gour pools we wash ourselves in
and H is for the Helectites we love to kick in.
 
chorus
 
I’s for the Eye-bolt, that’s set in the wall,
J’s for the Jerk when some poor bugger falls,
K’s for the Krabs on which we depend,
and L’s for the Ladder on which we descend.
 
chorus
 
M’s for the Mud, of which there’s too much,
N’s for the Neoprene, that splits at the crutch,
O’s for the Orifice through we do piss,
and P’s for the Piss which comes through the orifice.
 
chorus
 
Q’s for the Queue at the foot of the climb,
R’s for the Rift where we spent so much time,
S’s for the Sump which comes at the end,
and T’s for the Tackle on which we depend.
 
chorus
 
U’s for the Underground for which we do crave,
V’s for the Vandals who muck up our caves,
W’s for the Women of whom there are some,
and X Y & Z you can stick up your bum!
 
chorus

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2021, 09:28:49 am »

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2021, 09:41:41 am »
Down Down Deeper and Down da da da da

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2021, 10:28:25 am »
What an imaginative lot you are!

For me yesterday's favourites have got to be Dank and Down Down Deeper and Down. The day before it was Cake of course.

Today's letter is E.
E is for ...

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2021, 11:37:03 am »
Eeyore (one of our diggers who's good on the haul)

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2021, 12:04:55 pm »
Easegill

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2021, 12:18:07 pm »
Esoteric.
Awkward, grumpy sod.

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2021, 12:30:54 pm »
Electron Ladder

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« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2021, 12:49:35 pm »
Emergency light

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2021, 01:10:36 pm »
"Ey up" (standard greeting when encountering another party underground).
Plateaus are the highest form of flattery.

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2021, 01:14:21 pm »
Energetic material

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2021, 01:28:10 pm »
Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2021, 01:40:41 pm »
Everest of the underground

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2021, 09:29:32 pm »
The Underground EIGER

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2021, 09:39:30 pm »
Egos... definitely a few of those about  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2021, 09:50:43 pm »
Exciting. Excruciating. Educational. Entrance. Exit.  Exercise.
Exploring.  Exploration. Elbow pads.   Ecrin Roc.
El speleo light.  Easy. 

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2021, 11:02:44 pm »
Earworm, Extra Beer (OK bit tenuous that one).

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2021, 10:35:10 am »
Yesterday's letter was obviously much too Easy.

Finding caving related F's might be a little more challenging.

Today's letter is F.
F is for ...

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2021, 10:51:05 am »
Fun (type 3)

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Re: The Caving Alphabet
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2021, 10:57:41 am »
Fun (type 2)

 

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