Fahrvomstressen

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This week’s photo, taken August 16, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a boat with an amusing and imaginative name. If you don’t get the meaning, say it out loud a few times. If you still don’t get it, it may be time for you to take a break from your busy life and spend a few relaxing hours on a boat.

Besides observing birds from the Edmonds Pier, I also enjoy watching the endless stream of boats that leave the harbor. Have you noticed that boats tend to be labeled with clever names, while car names tend to be dull or senseless?

I can visualize a group of car company employees gathering in a meeting room, where the boss announces:

“Well, team, we need to come up with a catchy name for our new model, and we’re going to stay here until we do.”

Someone then raises his hand and says, “Let’s call it ‘Element.’”

The boss excitedly exclaims, “Wow, Bob, that’s brilliant! Ok, everyone, our job is done here. You can go now. Hey, Bob, why don’t you stay after, so we can discuss that raise you recently requested.”

It’s a mystery why car names tend to be so lame, but let’s just celebrate the cool names floating out there on the water. In no particular order, here are my top ten boat names from the past few months:

Fishfull Thinking

Knot Workin’

Reel Excitement

Asalt Weapon

Doghouse

Fahrvomstressen

Jobsite

It’s All Good

Prozac

Just Say Go (a speedboat)

Bird Cards/Prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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One Response to Fahrvomstressen

  1. Gary Grantham says:

    My car’s name is “Mercedes-Benz”. I think that is a cool name.

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