An Eighth Orthodontic Toast: Our Friends At Sea
I have completed a series of orthodontic reflections on the seven traditional naval toasts.
But I was a bit curious about the traditions. This started because of a memory of a Russell Crowe movie, Master and Commander, where he was the captain of HMS Surprise in the middle of a war between the UK and France. When I looked into it, the USA, Australia, India, Canada use a similar system of toasts. All former parts of the British Empire at some stage, but even when they left that organisation, they kept on some of these obscure traditions.
In Ireland we have some institutions that still keep titles that pre-date independence like The ...