Originally Posted by Rev22:17
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.
Quite....but I did not say there was any ambiguity....I said they didn't understand the subtlety. To some (quite a few) if the cruise line respectfully request that the suggested dress is as follows....they think they are actually making a suggestion or offering guideance...hey ho...