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********The Admiralty (the building I mean), London, June 4, 1942**********
Sir Dudley:...<meeting of the Plenary Steering Committe for the NoMENclature Sub Committee, Royal Navy> Right then. Let's move on to the list of adjectives. Leading Wren Goodhead, would you be so kind? <motions to attractive young woman in Woman's Royal Navy Service unifrom. Her hair is tied back in a business-like fashion. Her ample, perky bosom struggles against the artificial restraints of her uniform. She pulls a cord and a large canvas falls to reveal a large list of adjectives which have been set up in front of a map of the North Atlantic>
RN Officer: Sir, I move we strike the first item. Don't we have one already?
Sir Dudley: Good point, Roger. Leading Wren Goodhead, would you be so kind? <The young woman ascends a small stepstool to reach "Invincible". It is quite a reach. She leans against the map with one hand and balances on one leg, her other leg causing her skirt to hike upward alarmingly, revealing lean, firm thighs which are remarkably tanned. Perhaps she had served in the Caribbean. There is a collective holding of breath among the old men in the room and more than one sit mouth agape. A moaning sound comes from the chairman's chair> uuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh...Bermuda
Leading Wren Goodhead: <removes "Invincible" from list then turns with a knowing smile> Sir, I don't see "Bermuda" on the list.
Sir Dudley: <blushing...well actually his cheeks are kinda red already..one wonders if he might be indulging too much in fine Ports...the adult beverage, not the place with seamen..err...I mean sailors> Yes, of course Leading Wren Goodhead, that was splendid. <she begins to go down...the ladder I mean>
RN Officer with spittle at corner of mouth: Sir, I'd like to move we put Invincibile back at the top of the list.
RN Officer: Yes, I second that.
Cpt. Webster (USN): But, Capt., didn't you just moved to take it down?
RN Officer: I changed my mind.
Cpt. Webster (USN): But didn't younjust say the Royal Navy had such a named vessel?
RN Officer: Even so, I believe a reconsideration is in order.
Sir Dudley: I am going to accept the Captain's modification to his original motion. Leading Wren Goodhead, if you would be so kind. <as she ascends the ladder again, several heads lean toward the elegant confereance table to gain a better view>
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