That's not what anchors do...

That's not what anchors do...

She refuses to sink LIKE an anchor. I guess.

EDIT: Over 1000 points for THIS? Huh. I'm sure bad at guessing which of my posts will garner points. Next thing you know someone will give me gold for it. Heh heh heh...heh.

Maybe it's a metaphor: Even though I'm an anchor and meant to be at the bottom, I will fight my darndest so that doesn't happen.

No, I'm just reading too much into it.

With that haircut she also refuses to leave a store without seeing the manager...

In the old days of sailing ships, sometimes in a storm the anchor would get stuck on the bottom of the sea, and threaten to sink the ship. Only the bravest crew member would go out on deck and cut the anchor loose, imagine the strain on the rope and the snap back after cutting. The crewman who did this would be a hero. The anchor with a bit of cut rope attached is the correct image for this motto, not just an anchor by itself. Basically it means "I will go to heroic lengths not be dragged down".

You just made that up.

Exactly. Its not a great one and at least its not some shitty tattoo but the idea makes sense.

Reddit struggles so hard on this one.

The anchor is supposed to have a severed rope attached to it. Storms with heavy seas/large waves + anchored ships is dangerous for the ships and crew. If an anchored ship get caught in a storm they will cut the anchor lines and ride the storm out. The reasoning is because an anchored ship can not ride the tops of the waves because it is tethered to the bottom so it will get pull trough the waves, get flooded with water and sink. So instead of flooding/sinking sailors will cut the anchor lines and fight the storm. That is were the symbolism comes from.

Don't let that distract you from the fact that in nineteen ninety eight the undertaker threw mankind off hеll in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

Plus it's a breast cancer shirt. The anchor is the breast cancer. This shit is not hard.

Only drinks water from a plastic Starbucks cup

I have seen this posted on reddit and misunderstood so many times now.

I'm pretty sure the use of an anchor image is supposed to convey an against all odds kind of feeling.

I think that's the point. The anchor has the red and white stripes similar to a life preserver. The anchor has become a flotation device and refuses to sink. Idk, just a thought.

I don’t get how this is facepalm. She refuses to sink like an anchor…

My grandfather had to cut the anchor line on the ship he was stationed on during WW2 to help them get away from a U-boat, piece of metal from the anchor chain shot up into his thumb while he was doing it. He got a medal.

Maybe back in the old days where you didn't use a legitimate chain, or on smaller vessels...but today the majority of the holding strength when a ship anchors is the weight of the chain itself. You don't drop the anchor down and when it hits bottom you stop, you continue feeding the chain out until (in calm weather) you have 3-5x the depth of the water of chain out and in rough weather you generally have 5-7x the depth of water.

You're on a ship in rough seas and your anchoring rope snaps. The anchor falls into the water and snags on something, and begins dragging your ship under. Either you cut the anchor cable, or you and your crew die.

That's what this is supposed to signify, but because it's just an anchor and doesn't have a cut rope attached to it it's just a load of shit. I see this way too often.

Bet she asks for a water cup then gets soda

The real facepalm is OP and everyone else who posts this here every day.


Despite the anchor, she refuses to sink.

I don't feel like its tricky.

Ooh a lifesaver in the shape of an anchor, I hadn't thought of that!


Capsized boats tend to sink

Should've been a lifesaver pic instead

I see it more as the wearer of the shirt refuses to sink despite a heavy weight (anchor) pulling them down.


Looks like we found a new novelty market!

"I just wanted to tell you how wonderful my experience has been in your establishment and that your staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Have a great day!"

Despite the anchor's sole purpose being to sink, I refuse to sink with it. Better?

It's not an obscure theme at all, and is a super popular concept in American Traditional-style tattoos.

What pisses me off is that the original design for this was an anchor with a severed rope which actually makes sense.

The cut rope would symbolise the rejection of whatever is dragging them down. Just having an anchor with the phrase missed the point of the original artwork.

This is what I saw. Looked ok to me.

Buoy is this awkward...

I thought it was a metaphor, too. Like I have the weight of the world on my back, but I refuse to sink.

Don't let that distract you from the fact that you or a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation for mesothelioma.

I think the real facepalm is taking the image literally and saying BUT THEY DO SINK WTF and freaking out about it and crying and then your head explodes and you die.

People know anchors sink, that's the point. It's there to convey the idea of sinking to put the point across.

Oh geez, last time I saw my post I had negative karma and figured folks didn't agree with me.

omg she thinks she can beat breast cancer


Lame tattoo but why question her about the meaning?

I think its pretty clear meaning.

dont copy shittymorph

Why is this on the front page?

Yeah but reddit is autistic so they upvote super obvious shit like this. The real facepalm is this post and the people who don't get it.

Exactly this, it's also a line from a song by The Wonder Years and I'm think this could be one of their shirts.

I feel bad for you kid

I was going to ask how many managers has that lady spoken to in her lifetime.


A lady liked us so much, she came back in a day later and gave us a 10 pack of toothpaste and some cookies. She worked as a rep for Glaxo and had some full sized samples of citrus Aquafresh about to hit the expiration date.

That's all we need to take this baby to shark tank!

An anchor loses a certain percentage of its holding strength at angles of inclination greater than 30°(? I'd have to check my book). The majority of the holding strength is actually the chain. That's why when in rough weather, and the anchor chain is inclined a ship has a tendency to start dragging anchor, thus we're ordered to let out more chain, so as to reduce that incline and increase the weight on the ocean floor. I'm about to sit for my third mates license, I think I might know a thing or two. The anchor certainly isn't useless by any means, but a lot of it has to do with the chain.

Now all we need is a lifesaver that acts as an anchor. Just think of all the practical joke possibilities.