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    #1

    "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    Which word don't you understand? Is there some context to this phrase?

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    #3

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    Please check the accuracy of the information in your profile, sadlui.

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    #4

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Which word don't you understand? Is there some context to this phrase?
    Sylvester Stallone said about Rocky musical: "If I would sing I would like haunt a ship .. or two ships" From my understanding of all words "haunt a ship" sounds like visiting a ship as a ghost? Doesn't make any sense and doesn't sound like a joke, which it was, unless it's some kind of idiom?

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    #5

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    It doesn't make sense to me. Yes, I would understand it as a ghost as well. It's not an idiom and I am not sure what he meant (other than that his singing is bad.)

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    #6

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It doesn't make sense to me. Yes, I would understand it as a ghost as well. It's not an idiom and I am not sure what he meant (other than that his singing is bad.)
    Ok, thank you! Maybe it's not what he says? If you have time it's here (at 2:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8PyRbscxko

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    #7

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    And when you have time, sadlui, please amend your profile, as you have already been asked to do.

    It's hard to believe a native Albanian was brought up to speak Basque.

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    #8

    Re: "To haunt a ship", what does it mean?

    It is what he said, and I agree he meant that his singing is bad enough to scare people.

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