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February 2024
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The editors reply: Since the whistle was in such decidedly naval company on the charm bracelet—aircraft carrier, anchor, and so forth—we assumed that its World War II-era wearer would have meant it to signify a bosun’s call. But a good many readers with ties to the Navy would not suffer so traditional a fixture being reduced to a mere abstraction by landlubbers. Here, with our apologies, is the real thing.

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