3/27/06

Urgent Word Question

What is the movement of a submarine called? I know they "dive" and "surface," but what are they doing when they're just traveling from one place to another?

Ships "sail," even when they don't have any sails, and torpedos "fire," but that can't be right.

"Navigator! The course is set for Lower Fugarwi. Verify all sensors, batten all hatches and make sure the ballast is, uh, ballasty. Once that's done, ______ forward."

"Scoot?"

"Scuttle?"

"Skulk?"

"Probe?"

"Meander?"


I'm stumped.

7 comments:

penelope said...

Move?

Go?

Blast?

Proceed?

Colin said...

Proceed! That's a good one.

Anonymous said...

mosey?

gallop? glide? inch?

limp? hop? saunter?

hmmm. tough indeed. But if you stick "stealth" in there somewhere, it will all seem very convert and sub-like.

xo Wee

Colin said...

"Inch stealthily" paints a nice, sinister picture. Like the world's most ominous underwater caterpillar.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

LURK!

Thomas said...

power forward.

Colin said...

Nice try, Tom, but I don't think Charles Barkley is really a sub commander.

No, I'm going with Michelle: "Affirmative! Lurking Onward, Sir!"