View Full Version : What do your mugs say about you?

6th Jan 2014, 15:03
Over the years, like many of us, I've accumulated a number of mugs. Some were given by friends, others by people I've worked with.


I am a grumpy old git, I am growing old disgracefully. I acquired the Jersey European mug working in Guernsey many years ago, and the Myanmar Airways one when I did some work for them in Rangoon. I never campaigned for Mandela to be released, that was given to me as a joke by a friend whose views were very opposite to mine.

I don't support Liverpool FC, or any other, since I am actively disinterested in sport, but I did go to Anfield a few years ago and took the tour of the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Beatles mug was acquired on the same visit to LPL, at the Beatles Experience. And the two Weihnachtsmarkt mugs came filled with delicious Gluhwein.

I have a number of other mugs too which evoke various memories.

6th Jan 2014, 15:41
....And I thought I looked after my things :eek: How did you manage not to break anything ? My smaller mug collection has some chips and signs of repair, the rest have gone to meet the great kitchen tile heaven over the years. My prize possession is the German Giant Poodle Club mug, thrust in my hand by an owner of said beast a few hours after I 'complimented' his animal after it accosted me in the street and put it's paws on my shoulders and licked my face (all happened in a few seconds...) It has remained in the collection in ironic 1st place with a huge Kevin Keegan from the 70's hairstyle coiffured poodle ;)


6th Jan 2014, 16:24
WOW! What a collection! :D
I took a more philosophical look at mine in the kitchen and seems like I value variety of form, and 'bigger is better'. Which has been noticed by my friends. The crown jewel probably is one from a military academy for a presentation (teaching speaking, not shooting).

6th Jan 2014, 17:04
Capetonian is not Wilbur Smith. I did have some doubts before, but this clinched it...?! :ok:

tony draper
6th Jan 2014, 18:11
Christmas pezzy SBWH Mug, also got a mouse mat the same,trouble is optical mouses do not like mouse mats,likewise I prefer cup and saucer for me tea or coffee.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/second%20album/2014-01-0619-05-03930_zps6de49c72.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/Deaddogbay/media/second%20album/2014-01-0619-05-03930_zps6de49c72.jpg.html)

6th Jan 2014, 18:15
Capetonian is not Wilbur SmithI am not quite sure what that is supposed to mean, but then I do have a problem placing a meaning on many of airship's postings!

I do know who Wilbur Smith is (in fact have met him several times) and read most of his books, but perhaps you could explain.

6th Jan 2014, 19:22
Inspired by Capes original post, I've had a rummage at the back of the kitchen cupboard and found these. They cover the two major phases of my career and a couple of hobbies. What they say, I've no idea.
Just realised that the theme seems to be companies or organisations that no longer exist. The Trident mug has the Sperry name on the reverse, the blue mug under the PFG mug is from the Radiocommunications Agency and the brown mug on the Archer mug is from Price Systems, who I think are still in business.

6th Jan 2014, 19:45
I don't know how to take pictures and post, but I have cups featuring Superman, Marmite, Sports Direct, Marilyn Monroe saying "Oh God I'm so bloody blonde sometimes" and a mug my son painted at a summer camp when he was three.

6th Jan 2014, 19:45
Accumulated a few over the years, but my favourite is one that I bought in 1984 when I started a new job. It's printed in the colour of the old green & white fanfold computer paper (remember that), with a series of so-called computer 'laws', e.g. "If builders built buildings the way programers write programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilisation", and bordered by a list of mostly now long-forgotten programming languages. Anyone remember PL1, APL? Somehow, it's never been broken or chipped, and I used it this morning.

I also have one from Defence Signals Directorate, destined to become a museum piece as they no longer exist under that name.

6th Jan 2014, 19:56
the last one I got as a present looks a bit like that - with a woollen bit around it, and it works, meaning the coffee is hot longer. A bit more fuss to wash it, but worth the trouble.


6th Jan 2014, 21:14
Having just had to break up our aeroplane owning syndicate and sell the beast, one of the erstwhile members has just informed me that he has had a photograph of the aeroplane, airborne with me flying, printed on to some mugs for us - my 'Christmas present' will arrive in February, I'm told!

That is one mug that I will take care of, no washine machine embarrassment for that !

cockney steve
6th Jan 2014, 21:18
Just looked in the mirror
Yep, mine's just as ugly as it always was!

hat ,coat.

dubbleyew eight
6th Jan 2014, 21:26
when I got back from duxford I had an airborne mug with the airborne wings on it. I discovered it one day in the bottom of the rubbish bin with a broken handle. with handle epoxied back on it has just delivered my coffee this morning. ....I dont mind the epoxy.

the other treasured mug says "WARNING - SELECTIVE HEARING" which after all this time still winds up the other.

I havent yet warmed up to the mug my daughter bought. it is a Mr Tickle mug.

what do they say? well say what they will I dont give a stuff. :E

7th Jan 2014, 01:08
Capetonian - I don't see any mug that warns you're the internet scammers worst living nightmare. :E

7th Jan 2014, 01:35
Flyboy - please tell me you don't really have autopilot fitted to your fireplace!

Pinky the pilot
7th Jan 2014, 03:10
I am growing old disgracefully

I trust then that you are also a member of the Ulysses Mototcycle Club?:D:E

They do have an SA [email protected]

Solid Rust Twotter
7th Jan 2014, 04:39
Got a bunch of the insulated jobs with lids from Flight Safety.

The one I miss most out here is my quart size mug. Fill that with tea and it keeps me slurping for half an hour. I go through about ten of them a day and spend half my time sloping off for a wazz for some reason...:confused:

Solid Rust Twotter
7th Jan 2014, 06:30
The Bat Corner just doesn't have the same ring to it...

7th Jan 2014, 07:01
That is my computer deskCan you select - Climb to and maintain 3 feet - horizontal ?

or - set heading to the pub ?

Loose rivets
7th Jan 2014, 07:15
Mr D! A cup and saucer? How does that fair when you're in a rough sea? Oh, and do you crook your pinkie while havin' a slurp?

When I'm chatting on Skype, my mug seems to obscure my head. It's not really that large, but I take it with me to friend's houses when I'm invited for a cuppa. Costs them nowt. Well, a .00001p for extra water and milk I suppose. But then, cos I can't eat bread or cake etc., I take me own wheat free stuff so I'm cheap to feed.

Gosh, it's 02:15 and I feel like a cup of tea.:bored:

7th Jan 2014, 07:31
My grandson took me shopping before Christmas. He's five months old and expressed a strong desire to buy for his father a black mug with the words silly old git inscribed on the it. The present was duly purchased and given to the lad's father as a foretaste of things to come.

7th Jan 2014, 07:41

sry, cheetah, I just couldn't... :\

7th Jan 2014, 07:46
Excellently appreciated.

7th Jan 2014, 07:47

This is the one I want (but I need a lefthanded one, not sure if they make one.))

Airey Belvoir
7th Jan 2014, 08:10
Some of us have a working Cmd B system that will turn on! Post pic and I'll see if it's worth popping round. http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/evil.gif

7th Jan 2014, 09:05
My wife bought me one that says:

thinks my girlfriend is hot

7th Jan 2014, 11:08
I speed read that thread title as 'What do your jugs say about you?'

Ah well, another thread some day perhaps!

7th Jan 2014, 11:11
Flyboy, this one would look good on your comp-table :)