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Old 22 October 2005, 07:01   #1
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If Trafalgar Happened Today....

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POLITICALLY CORRECT 2005 VERSION


Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy"



Hardy: "Aye, aye sir."



Nelson: Hold on, that's not what I dictated to the signal officer. What's the meaning of this?"



Hardy: "Sorry sir!"



Nelson (reading aloud): "England expects every person to do his duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability. What gobbledygook is this?"



Hardy: "Admiralty policy, I'm afraid sir. We're an equal opportunities employer now. We had the devil's own job getting 'England' past the censors, lest it be considered racist."



Nelson: "Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco."



Hardy: "Sorry sir. All naval vessels have been designated smoke-free working environments."



Nelson: "In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the mainbrace to steel the men before battle."



Hardy: The rum ration has been abolished, Admiral, it's part of the Government's policy on binge drinking."



Nelson: Good heaven's Hardy, I suppose we'd better get on with it.full speed ahead."



Hardy: "I think you'll find that there's a four knot speed in this stretch of water."



Nelson: Damn it man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in history. We must advance with all despatch. Report from the crow's nest please."



Hardy: "That won't be possible, sir."



Nelson: "What?"



Hardy: "Health and safety have closed the crow's nest. No harness. They also said the rope ladder doesn't meet regulations. They won't let anyone up there until a proper scaffolding can be erected.



Nelson: "Then get me the ship's carpenter without delay, Hardy."



Hardy: "He's busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the fo'c'sle Admiral."



Nelson: "Wheelchair access? I've never heard of anything so absurd."



Hardy: Health and safety again, sir. We have to provide a barrier-free environment for the differently abled."



Nelson "Differently abled? I've only one arm and one eye and I refuse even to hear mention of the word. I didn't rise to the rank of admiral by playing the disability card."



Hardy: "Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under-represented in the areas on visual impairment and limb deficiency."



Nelson: "Whatever next? Give me full sail. The salt spray beckons."



Hardy: "A couple of problems there too, sir. Health and safety won't let the crew up the rigging without hard hats. And they don't want anyone breathing in too much salt - haven't you seen the adverts?"



Nelson: I've never heard such infamy. Break out the cannon and tell the men to stand by to engage the enemy."



Hardy: "The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral."



Nelson: "What? This is mutiny."



Hardy: "It's not that, sir. It's just that they're afraid of being charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There's a couple of legal aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks."



Nelson: "Then how are we supposed to sink the Frenchies and the Spanish?"



Hardy: "Actually, sir, we're not."



Nelson: "We're not?"



Hardy: "No sir. The Frenchies and the Spanish are our European partners now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn't even be in this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for compensation."



Nelson: "But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."



Hardy: "I wouldn't let the ship's diversity co-ordinator hear you saying that sir. You'll be up on a disciplinary."



Nelson: "You must consider every man an enemy who speaks ill of your King."



Hardy: "Not any more sir. We must be inclusive in the multicultural age. Now put on your Kevlar vest; it's the rules. It could save your life."



Nelson: "Don't tell me - health and safety. Whatever happened to rum, sodomy and the lash?"



Hardy: "As I explained, sir, rum is off the menu! And there's a ban on corporal punishment."



Nelson: "And what about Sodomy?"



Hardy: "I believe that is now legal, sir."



Nelson: "In that case..Kiss me Hardy."
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