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"Enough to float a Battleship"

Posted by Marcus on January 16, 2001

In Reply to: "Enough to float a Battleship" posted by Donna V on January 16, 2001

: Any one use or know why this phrase is used, example..I have
: enough paper clips to float a battleship...someone commented why wouldnt it be to sink a
: battleship. I thought launch,set to float....any info on this one

: you might have enough paper clips to float a battleship by virtue of the the tonnage of paper clips that could be converted into a battleship. that's a lot of paper clips. I know a lot battleships get converted into razor blades. that's a bunch of razor blades. i've always heard "He drank enough beer last night to float a battleship." now that's a lot of beer.
on the other hand, ..."enough bulls h i t to float a battleship" is another term of endearment that gets bandied about at times too.