To: Bendte Neilsen email@example.com
From: Edda Knuth Pedersen firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 21 October 2006
Dear Ms. Neilsen,
Thank you for your query about the origin of the name of the boat Nanoq. The yacht has no relation to this expedition, and I am instructed that we are unaware of any controversy concerning the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
However, after consulting with one of the Nanoq sailors currently
ashore that I can confirm your surmising that it is a combination of Nan and Oq. "Nan" comes from "scotch nanny" and "oq" is based on "ocker" otherwise known as "bogan". The sailor has kindly taken a moment to let me know that no, the Prince does not regret imposing the name on the yacht.
I then received a call from one Mr. Markson who inquired as to whether you are a Danish or Australian citizen and therefore covered by any treason and sedition laws. Please do not read anything into the reference to "Australian citizen". I inquired (being of a scientific turn of mind) and Mr. Markson said something to the effect that there are no plans for treason and sedition laws in Australia to apply to Danes having a laugh at the Crown Prince's expense yet.
Crown Princess Mary has allowed the attached photo of the Crown Prince to be sent to you. I took the liberty of assuming that you would like one.
Galathea Communications Officer