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When they saw the new recruits, the sailors were highly amused. Why?

they = sailors, and all parties are H/A/M.
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They didn't have their sea legs, because they were disabled and had no legs?
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recruits = new people in a military organisation?
Are the sailors in the military?
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They didn't have their sea legs, because they were disabled and had no legs? No.

recruits = new people in a military organisation? Yes, with a bit of an ish.
Are the sailors in the military? Yes.
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As for the bit of an ish: Were the recruits not yet accepted into the military? Going to work for the military without formally being part of it? In fact not really so new?
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As for the bit of an ish: Were the recruits not yet accepted into the military? Going to work for the military without formally being part of it? In fact not really so new? This, in a sense.
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Were they already in the military,but were just now becoming sailors? If so, is the difference between their old job and this one what is causing the laughter?

Are the sailors laughing at the recruits' appearance? Clothing? Something they are doing? Location relevant?
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Were they already in the military,but were just now becoming sailors? If so, is the difference between their old job and this one what is causing the laughter? No, though their old job does have relevance.

Are the sailors laughing at the recruits' appearance? Clothing? This. Something they are doing? Location relevant? No, except that it's in a harbor where you'd expect recruits to be arriving.
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Is the recruit's ethnical or cultural background relevant? Their age? Their education (or lack thereof)?

Is the clothing somehow typical for the recruit's old job? Is the old job the same for all recruits?
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Is the recruit's ethnical or cultural background relevant? Noish. Their age? Yes. Their education (or lack thereof)? Yes.

Is the clothing somehow typical for the recruit's old job? Yes. Is the old job the same for all recruits? Assume yes.
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Are the recruits quite old for recruits? Quite young? Quite educated? Quite uneducated?

Did the recruits work on/with ships in their old jobs? Other means of transportation? Has their old job to do with water?
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Are the recruits quite old for recruits? No. Quite young? No. Quite educated? Probably. Quite uneducated? No.

Did the recruits work on/with ships in their old jobs? Possibly, but unlikely. Other means of transportation? No. Has their old job to do with water? No, but...
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Are the recruits very fat? Or very skinny? Do their clothes fit well?
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Has their old job to do with other liquids? With fire? With wind? Steam? High temperatures? Low temperatures? Working underground?

LTPF lists of continents and centuries, please.
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Are the recruits very fat? No. Or very skinny? No. Do their clothes fit well? Yes.

Has their old job to do with other liquids? With fire? With wind? Steam? High temperatures? Low temperatures? Working underground? No to all. Possible FA, the 'old job' questions are hard to answer without misleading.

LTPF lists of continents and centuries, please. Assume England, 1930s, though pretty much anywhere English-speaking between late 1800s and today could work under the right circumstances.
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Is their "old job" also as soldiers? In the same country's military?

Were the sailors amused at every batch of new recruits? Or was there something particularly amusing about this one?
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Is the "old job" a job in the sense of an occupation you follow in order to earn money? Some other kind of occupation? Or a way to make your living without actually working?
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Is their "old job" also as soldiers? Not quite. In the same country's military? Yope.

For clarification, they could be considered to have two jobs, one of which is military.


Were the sailors amused at every batch of new recruits? No. Or was there something particularly amusing about this one? Yes.

Is the "old job" a job in the sense of an occupation you follow in order to earn money? Some other kind of occupation? This. Or a way to make your living without actually working?
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Is their old occupation more of a social status or role?
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Is their old occupation more of a social status or role? Role.
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Is it a social role you acquire by birth or heritage? By appointment? By election? By the purchase of certain property? By consecration or similar religious ceremony? By passing some examination? Or do you acquire it without any formality?
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Is it a social role you acquire by birth or heritage? By appointment? Occasionally. By election? By the purchase of certain property? By consecration or similar religious ceremony? By passing some examination? Commonly. Or do you acquire it without any formality? Commonly.
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It seems like we should have asked this already, but I can't find it. Apologies if it's a repeat. Are the new recruits actually new sailor recruits? Will they be joining the sailors who were amused? Or were the sailors just observers?
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And, why "English-speaking"? Is a play on words relevant? A word in the English language? A shared history of British colonialism?
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It seems like we should have asked this already, but I can't find it. Apologies if it's a repeat. Are the new recruits actually new sailor recruits? Yes. Will they be joining the sailors who were amused? Yes. Or were the sailors just observers? No.

And, why "English-speaking"? Is a play on words relevant? A word in the English language? This. A shared history of British colonialism?
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So, were the new recruits a normal age for recruits, i.e., pretty young? And the other sailors were older? Had the new recuits been older, would they likely still be laughed at? If they were less educated, would they likely still be laughed at?

Are the sailors laughing because the recruits' clothing is evidence of their ignorance? Did they dress themselves in a way that would seem logical, but is actually ridiculous for a sailor?
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So, were the new recruits a normal age for recruits, i.e., pretty young? Yes. And the other sailors were older? Yes. Had the new recuits been older, would they likely still be laughed at? If they were less educated, would they likely still be laughed at? No to both, but because they wouldn't be in the same situation.

Are the sailors laughing because the recruits' clothing is evidence of their ignorance? No. Did they dress themselves in a way that would seem logical, but is actually ridiculous for a sailor? Yes.
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So the social role is one you usually can have when you're young, but not when you're older? Boy scouts relevant? Another youth organisation? Fraternities?
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So the social role is one you usually can have when you're young, but not when you're older? Yes. Boy scouts relevant? Another youth organisation? This. Fraternities?
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Is the relevant youth organisation mainly present in English-speaking countries? In the British Empire (or countries which once were part of it)? Mostly in one country?

Are the recruits simply members of the organisation? Or do they play a certain role in it?

Do the sailors associate the recruits' clothing with fear of water? The inability to swim?
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Is the relevant youth organisation mainly present in English-speaking countries? In the British Empire (or countries which once were part of it)? Mostly in one country? It's probably present in most countries that have navies.

Are the recruits simply members of the organisation? Or do they play a certain role in it? This, though mostly irrelevant.

Do the sailors associate the recruits' clothing with fear of water? The inability to swim? Neither of the above.
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Sailor suits relevant?
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Sailor suits relevant? Yes.
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I got it: They were dressed as Sailor Scouts
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I got it: They were dressed as Sailor Scouts Heh. No.
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Boy's Brigade?
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Boy's Brigade? No.
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So the new recruits were members of a youth organization? Or had a leadership role within a youth organization? And that youth organization wore sailor suits? And so when the new recruits joined the sailors, they wore their sailor suits?
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So the new recruits were members of a youth organization? Or had a leadership role within a youth organization? And that youth organization wore sailor suits? And so when the new recruits joined the sailors, they wore their sailor suits? Yes to all. If it helps, think of them as ROTC (university-trained reservists, to you non-Yanks).
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So, I remember the Navy ROTC kids had to wear ridiculous white uniforms (head to toe white sailor suit, complete with white bell bottoms!) on dress Thursdays. All of the other branches had standard looking, crisp, serviceable dress uniforms, but I always felt sorry for the Navy ROTC kids. No offense to anyone who is or was in the Navy ROTC. I didn't judge you, I just felt sorry for what they made you wear.

I always thought they were very impractical because they were head to toe white. Which makes no sense when working around water, or working with machinery, or fighting in a war. Were their sailor suits white? If so, is the impracticality of a white uniform relevant?
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I always thought they were very impractical because they were head to toe white. Which makes no sense when working around water, or working with machinery, or fighting in a war. Were their sailor suits white? If so, is the impracticality of a white uniform relevant? No, the practicality of the uniforms is irrelevant.
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Are their outfits Navy-accurate?

Did they achieve a certain rank in their ROTC-equivalent outfit, and that rank is displayed on their uniform, but it will be meaningless in the "real" Navy, where they will start at the lowest rung?
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Were they laughing because of the sailor suits? Would they have laughed at any recruits in sailor suits? Was it unusual for ROTC recruits to arrive in sailor suits? Did the new recruits misunderstand some instructions? Had the proper uniforms not yet arrived for the new recruits?
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Are their outfits Navy-accurate? Yes, but...

Did they achieve a certain rank in their ROTC-equivalent outfit, and that rank is displayed on their uniform, but it will be meaningless in the "real" Navy, where they will start at the lowest rung? Irrelevant.

Were they laughing because of the sailor suits? Yesish. Would they have laughed at any recruits in sailor suits? No. Was it unusual for ROTC recruits to arrive in sailor suits? Yes. Did the new recruits misunderstand some instructions? No. Had the proper uniforms not yet arrived for the new recruits? Though the uniforms they had were perfectly suitable, they probably would have been changed eventually.

Oh, and to answer a previous question:


Were their sailor suits white? The color is irrelevant.
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Bloooooper Alerrrt!!!

Was it unusual for ROTC recruits to arrive in sailor suits? No.
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Are they accurate Navy uniforms from a bygone era?
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Are they accurate Navy uniforms from a bygone era? No, they are appropriate for the period.
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Were the recruits dressed as pirates?
Were the recruits dressed in another country's navy uniform?
Were the recruits dressed in uniforms appropriate for a different branch of the military?

Something to keep in mind is that involved is a specific word(s) in the English language...

Is there one word? two? more? Could a number of different words take on this role in the puzzle?
If one or two words, can it be considered a "compound word"?
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Were the recruits dressed as pirates?
Were the recruits dressed in another country's navy uniform?
Were the recruits dressed in uniforms appropriate for a different branch of the military? None of the above.

Something to keep in mind is that involved is a specific word(s) in the English language...

Is there one word? This. two? more? Could a number of different words take on this role in the puzzle? Yes.
If one or two words, can it be considered a "compound word"? I can't think of any that would.
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Were the sailor suits for the right country?
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Were the sailor suits for the right country? Yes.
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Hint: The solution is NSFW.
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NSFW?
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Not Safe For Work; ie, possibly objectionable.
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Hint: New recruits from other units would not have been laughed at; only this particular unit.
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Something to do with the name of this unit? Some amusing combination of letters relevant?
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Something to do with the name of this unit? Some amusing combination of letters relevant? Yes to both.
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Were there letters visible on the suits?
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any of the following words/letter combos involved?
NAVY?
USN?
USNAV?
USS?
HMS?
ROTC?
The abbreviation of a state?
The name of a military base?
Greek letter(s)?
Number(s)?
Numbers that look like letters?
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any of the following words/letter combos involved?
NAVY? This one.
USN?
USNAV?
USS?
HMS? Tangentially.
ROTC?
The abbreviation of a state?
The name of a military base?
Greek letter(s)?
Number(s)?
Numbers that look like letters? None of the rest.
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What about just plain "US"? I left that one off the previous list.

Are there any other abbreviations or words that I haven't mentioned yet that are involved? If so, do they relate to the navy? the ocean? the government? a country? an english word?
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What about just plain "US"? I left that one off the previous list. No.

Are there any other abbreviations or words that I haven't mentioned yet that are involved? If so, do they relate to the navy? Ish. the ocean? the government? Ish. a country? an english word? Yes.
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Anything to do with seals or the word 'seal'?
Please don't tell me... were they wearing seal suits?
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Anything to do with seals or the word 'seal'?
Please don't tell me... were they wearing seal suits? No to all.
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The english word(s) that have not been figured out yet: is it one word? Multiple independent words? A phrase?

Is it a noun? A verb? An adjective? An adverb? A different part of speech?
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Did the sailors have two words written on their clothes? each in itself not "funny"? but funny if read togenther?
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The english word(s) that have not been figured out yet: is it one word? This. Multiple independent words? A phrase? And thisish.

Is it a noun? Yes. A verb? An adjective? An adverb? A different part of speech?

Did the sailors have two words written on their clothes? each in itself not "funny"? but funny if read togenther? No, but you're OTRT.
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I'm trying to figure out how HMS could be tangentially involved. Is it the US navy? Or the british navy?

Are any of the following involved:
Queen?
King?
Her Majesty?
England?
UK?
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I'm trying to figure out how HMS could be tangentially involved. Is it the US navy? Or the british navy? This.

Are any of the following involved:
Queen?
King?
Her Majesty?
England? This.
UK? And consequently this, but England's the only part you have to worry about.
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But the word England is not actually involved, right? (Because you said "no" when asked if any of the words referred to a country). So England is referred to? Without using the word England?
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But the word England is not actually involved, right? (Because you said "no" when asked if any of the words referred to a country). So England is referred to? Without using the word England? It's simply that the story is set in England, and the sailors are part of the Royal Navy. That's all. The word "England" is not one of the words directly involved in the solution, but (hint hint) part of England is.
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A city in England? A port in England? A building in England? A landmark in England?
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...or a part of the word England is involved? like "Eng"?
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A city in England? Yesish. A port in England? A building in England? A landmark in England? Yesish.

...or a part of the word England is involved? like "Eng"? No.
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Any slang words relevant? rhyming slang? Is the city Bristol?
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Yesish for city, does that mean it's a place smaller than a city? a well-known place? a place with a harbour?
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Navy Bean? I see there's a place in England called Bean. Is that it?
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Any slang words relevant? It could be considered slang. rhyming slang? No. Is the city Bristol? No.

Yesish for city, does that mean it's a place smaller than a city? Yes, but... a well-known place? Yes. a place with a harbour? No.

Navy Bean? I see there's a place in England called Bean. Is that it? No.
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Cockney relevant?
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Cockney relevant? No.
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No city/no harbour - so no "Ben Dover"...

Yesish for landmark, Yesish for city, smaller than a city... is it a village? or is "it" not that type of place at all? not a place in which people live?
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No city/no harbour - so no "Ben Dover"... No.

Yesish for landmark, Yesish for city, smaller than a city... is it a village? No. or is "it" not that type of place at all? No. not a place in which people live? It is possible to live there, but that's not its primary function.
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A lighthouse? Other maritime equipment? Coast protection construction?
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A lighthouse? Other maritime equipment? Coast protection construction? No. As a hint, think about the new recruits.
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Which of the following are relevant about the new recruits?
They're young?
They're male?
They're coming from a college?
They're from an officer training program?
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Would it have been funny if only one (random) recruit had been there (i.e., was it the same funny thing for all of them)? Was it only when all the recruits were there that the whatever-it-was became funny?

Are the recruits' names relevant? Is there some convention of English navy uniforms that is relevant? (Are English navy uniforms different from American ones in any relevant way?)
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Which of the following are relevant about the new recruits?
They're young?
They're male?
They're coming from a college? This.
They're from an officer training program? And this.

Would it have been funny if only one (random) recruit had been there Yes. (i.e., was it the same funny thing for all of them Yes.)? Was it only when all the recruits were there that the whatever-it-was became funny? No.

Are the recruits' names relevant? No. Is there some convention of English navy uniforms that is relevant? Yes. (Are English navy uniforms different from American ones in any relevant way?) They were at the time, but today it could work for an American sailor.
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Is their rank relevant? If so, was it:
* Able Seaman?
* Leading Rate?
* Petty Officer?
* Chief Petty Officer ?
* Warrant Officer 2?
* Warrant Officer 1?
* Officer Cadet?
* Midshipman?
* Sub-Lieutenant?
* Lieutenant?
* Lieutenant-Commander?
* Commander?
* Captain?
* Commodore?
* Rear-Admiral?
* Vice-Admiral?
* Admiral?
* Admiral of the Fleet?

(assuming that list is correct, we now have an LTPF list of UK Royal Navy ranks =) )

What convention of English navy uniforms is relevant: The color? The placement of rank insignia? The placement of the officer's name? The placement of some other graphic? the placement of some other text? The inclusion of a graphic? The inclusion of certain text? Other?

Were these dress uniforms? Or every day uniforms? Or could it have been either?
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Is their rank relevant? No, save that it was probably Midshipman or lower.

What convention of English navy uniforms is relevant: The color? The placement of rank insignia? The placement of the officer's name? The placement of some other graphic? the placement of some other text? This. The inclusion of a graphic? The inclusion of certain text? This. Other?

Were these dress uniforms? Or every day uniforms? Probably this. Or could it have been either? Depends on the navy and the time period. In the modern US Navy, it is informal, and would not be worn as part of a dress uniform.
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Did other batches were the same clothes?
If they had worn the same clothes would they have been laughed at?
So let me get this straight, they had come back from university?
Did they pick up a habit in university?
Were they skilled as all the other new batches?
Did they wear some clothes from that university?
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Did other batches were the same clothes? Yes, but...
If they had worn the same clothes would they have been laughed at? The exact same clothes? Yes.
So let me get this straight, they had come back from university? No.
Did they pick up a habit in university? No.
Were they skilled as all the other new batches? Yes.
Did they wear some clothes from that university? Yesish.
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Did other batches were the same clothes? Yes, but...
If they had worn the same clothes would they have been laughed at? The exact same clothes? Yes.
So let me get this straight, they had come back from university? No.
Did they pick up a habit in university? No.
Were they skilled as all the other new batches? Yes.
Did they wear some clothes from that university? Yesish.
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Wouldn't they have a uniform to wear for being a sailor?
Could they wear whatever they wanted to?
Were they coming from a youth club?
And they wore the sailor suit from the youth club?
Did they wear anything that represents the military?
Did their clothes have logos on them?
Where on their clothes did it say "Navy" and "England"?
On footwear?
On head wear?
On their leggings?
On their tops?
Other?
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Wouldn't they have a uniform to wear for being a sailor? Yes.
Could they wear whatever they wanted to? No.
Were they coming from a youth club? No.
And they wore the sailor suit from the youth club? They wore their sailor suits from the university.
Did they wear anything that represents the military? Yes.
Did their clothes have logos on them? Likely, but irrelevant.
Where on their clothes did it say "Navy" and "England"? It didn't.
On footwear?
On head wear? But this is where the relevant text was found.
On their leggings?
On their tops?
Other?
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Did they possibly have a construction like "Ass" (for "Assistant")? prepended by the oh-so-popular-in-Britan "Royal"? anywhere OTRT?
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Is the word college on them? University? School? The initials of the school?

Wait, no "NAVY"? But on your post posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:17 pm you said "any of the following words/letter combos involved?
NAVY? This one."

Is it just the N from Navy?
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Did they possibly have a construction like "Ass" (for "Assistant")? No. prepended by the oh-so-popular-in-Britan "Royal"? No. anywhere OTRT? Yes.

Is the word college on them? University? School? The initials of the school? This.

Wait, no "NAVY"? But on your post posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:17 pm you said "any of the following words/letter combos involved?
NAVY? This one."

Is it just the N from Navy? Yes.
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Is it:
N(school initials)?
(school initials)N?
are there any other relevant letters besides N and the initials of the school?
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Is it:
N(school initials)?
(school initials)N? This.
are there any other relevant letters besides N and the initials of the school? Yes.
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E for England?
Was any of the school initials S? C? U? P?
Did these letters form a word?
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Do the other relevant letters come before the school initials? After the N? Is it one additional letter? Two? More (how many)? Are the additional letters also initials?
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E for England?
Was any of the school initials S? C? This. U? And this. P?
Did these letters form a word? Yes, but remember you also need to know what they stand for.

Do the other relevant letters come before the school initials? After the N? This. Is it one additional letter? Two? This. More (how many)? Are the additional letters also initials? Yes.

The puzzle is nearly solvable at this point. I'd like to suggest that if you work out the solution that you please post it in ROT13, on the grounds that we have kids (and mods) reading this forum. A translation site can be found at http://www.retards.org/projects/rot13/
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Are the additional letters TS? Trafalgar Square?
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Are the additional letters TS? Yes. Trafalgar Square? But no.
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Wild guess: phagf
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Yep.

SPOILER:

And it stands for Pnzoevqtr Havirefvgl Aniny Genvavat Freivpr.
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Clever puzzle!
Was this a true story?
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Apocryphal.

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