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Two security guards outside the Lords chamber had stopped a third one. “We’re stuck on ‘N’,” said one.

“What do you mean?” asked his colleague.

“You know, the alphabet. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie... What's ‘N’?”

“November."

That’s it,” said the first guard. “They’ve modernised it.”

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strange_powers
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
I really don't think they have.

Given that most car-park attendants get to master these 26 elusive and magical words after a couple of days on the job, I'm pleased to conclude that the dear officers must be using up their brainpower with sheer, bloody, mind-straining detection.
strictlytrue
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
They've modernised it.

They did. Some time shortly after the second world war, if memory serves. How old were these guys?
strictlytrue
Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Apparently it was modernised in 1956, phoetic alphabet fact fans.
webofevil
Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
> How old were these guys?

Thirties?
internetsdairy
Nov. 3rd, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
'N' used to be 'Nebuchanezeer'. But spelt right.
ex_cornfedpi814
Nov. 4th, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)
It could be true
They all used to be from the bible:

Adam, Buddha, Cain, Devil, Egypt, Frankinsence, God etc. all the way to Zaccariah.
internetsdairy
Nov. 4th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
Re: It could be true
Buddha Two Zero?
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