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Old May 27th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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I have always marvelled at the lack of understanding of the subtlety involved in the use of the term "suggested" when applied to dress codes.
Ah, yes. Our NROTC midshipman training manuals had a section devoted to the subtleties of language.

>> 1. "A superior suggests to a subordinate, whereas a subordinate recommends to a superior."

>> 2. "A 'suggestion' by a superior is construed as a direct order."

On a civilian ship, the master and, when acting at his direction, the ship's officers hold the same position of absolute authority over all passengers.

No, there's no ambiguity.

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