When I reported to my first ship in the Navy
in the mid 90's I was in the "first wave" of women
to be stationed aboard combat vessels.
The CO forbid the word "abreast" to be used after we arrived.
While in the past, the announcement would go over the 1MC (public address system on a ship), "Muster a 30-man working party abreast the Quarterdeck," he ordered everyone to use the word "adjacent"...
So as not to offend those of us with breasts?!?
I guess, he just didn't want to lose his command over an old nautical term.
[and if there was a smiley face icon covering his a$$, I'd have inserted it here]
Watch the Cast and Crew as we refit
a Prout Snowgoose 37, move aboard, and get ready to go cruising.
The critics are saying, "We laughed; we cried; we nearly pissed our pants!"
Follow the adventure at S/V Octopussy