BABY TANK IS BUILT BY BOY TO NAVIGATE RIVER (May, 1924)

BABY TANK IS BUILT BY BOY TO NAVIGATE RIVER

Similar in appearance to the land tanks used during the war, a queer boat has been built by a boy in England. It is propelled by a paddle like a canoe and provides room for only one passenger. The novel craft attracted much attention when it appeared during a regatta on the River Thames.

3 comments
  1. fluffy says: September 17, 20076:46 am

    “Queer boat” is my new favorite phrase.

  2. Thundercat says: September 17, 200712:43 pm

    Sign me up for a cruise on the queer boat! Woo Woo!

  3. Mike Brisendine says: September 18, 20076:20 pm

    Some would call it the alternative love boat.

    As we all know the usage of a word can change over time. I was in third grade in 1958 and queer was in one of our weekly spelling lessons. There was a story in each lesson that contained the words we were to learn that week. I well remember the passage for the word queer. “The queer man stood behind the fruit stand.” I doubt you would see that in a third grade spelling book now.

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