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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:57

What is "A Martin"?

Written by John Page

A Martin

To do a Martin is to get stuck while deviating, for no apparent reason, from a well-marked, solid road; it is not to be confused with a Perko, which is to get stuck while on an imaginary road or a Lawrence, which is to get stuck on no road at all.

An example:

An example of a Martin

What's wrong with this picture?

This picture shows a typical Martin
[Note the Desert Explorer in the foreground, anxious to help
the hapless victim,
showing no concern for his own well-being
or potential damage to his vehicle,
especially the clutch]

 

A Perko

To do a Perko is to get stuck while following an imaginary road; one that only the driver can see.

An example of a Perko

Can you see the imaginary road?

 

Can you see the imaginary road?

Even Perko got out to look for the road,
too bad, too late!

He thought it was sand, but it was REAL MUCK!

He thought it was sand, but it was
REAL MUCK!...
with a layer of sand on top!

 

A Lawrence

To do a Lawrence is to get stuck on no road at all.

An example:

An example of a Lawrence

But, the real challenge is to perform an Advanced Lawrence!

 

An Advanced Lawrence

To do an Advanced Lawrence is to get an accompanying vehicle stuck at the same time.

An example:

An example of an Advanced Lawrence

Notice that the sun is going down as the tide is coming in.....
It just can't be done much better than this!

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:03
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