Imagine the scene. all those years ago, aboard HMS Victory:-
Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy."
Hardy: "Aye, aye sir!"
Nelson: "Hold on, that’s not what I dictated to Flags. What’s the meaning of this?"
Hardy: "Sorry, sir?"
Nelson (reading aloud): ‘England expects every person to do his or her duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability.’ What heathen gobbledegook 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."...