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Queen's own Ninjas

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In this day and age, soldiers with big hats and red uniforms are a bit too conspicuous. A Ninja guard are not only largely invisible, but trained killers, which is a bit of deterrent. The changing of the guard will be silent affair save for a few whooshing sounds.
giligamesh, Jun 06 2009

not quite totally different... Pickpocket_20Bodyguards
stealth thing [FlyingToaster, Jun 07 2009]

Baked but not known to exist. http://www.youtube....watch?v=WtR2m20C2YM
They participated in this. [zeno, Jun 07 2009]


       Isn't this basically what the Special Air Service Regiment is? I mean, I don't want to give away any secrets here, but {tap-tap} {thud}
pertinax, Jun 06 2009

       [gilgamesh], what makes you think they don't already exist?
Jinbish, Jun 06 2009

       I saw a ninja pop out've a grenadier's bear skin headgear once.   

       I never saw that ninja again.
skinflaps, Jun 06 2009

       Ninjas are supposed to be masters of disguise, and hiding in plain sight. I wouldn't be surprised if the "royal guards" were only decoys, and the funny people in khaki shorts and Hawaii shirts, holding cameras, were the actual Queen's own Ninjas.
Veho, Jun 06 2009

       Has anyone properly looked into the whole pluralization issue regarding "Ninja"? Is "Ninja" truly singular? If so, is the plural "Ninjae" or "Ninjas" or what?   

       Or, if (as I suspect) "Ninja" is a plural noun, what is the singular? One Ninj, two Ninja? One Ninjus, two Ninja? One Ninjum, two Ninja?   

       Or is the point that you never actually know how many Ninja[s/e] there is/are?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 06 2009

       [Jinbish] I've never seen 'em... Ahhh!
Dub, Jun 06 2009

       Psst; I don't think Japanese has plural forms.
pertinax, Jun 07 2009

       Ninja ga hitori, ninja ga futari, ninja ga sannin... (one ninja, two ninja, three ninja...)
Ninja no kazu ga masu to tomo ni ninja de wa nai hito ga tsukunakunaru desho ka. (As the number of ninja goes up, the people who aren't ninja become fewer, right?)
lurch, Jun 07 2009

       domo arigato [luruchu]-san
pertinax, Jun 07 2009

       Ninjas are like uncertainty states. If you look whether they are there you collapse them.
loonquawl, Jun 07 2009

       [pertinax] Are you aware of the story of why the roman numerals on clockfaces have "IIII" rather than "IV"? { That's right! Someone French invented the reason! You'd have thought Louis XIV - Not Louis XIIII would have known better... but when you're king and head of state, subjects do as they're told...}   

       Are you going to be the person who tells HRH QE II this news?
Dub, Jun 07 2009

       Clockfaces have "IIII" instead of "IV" (often - not always) because it looks more balanced that way, sitting across from "VIII", and makes the face prettier.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 07 2009

       So the Antiques Roadshow lied?! Damn!
Dub, Jun 07 2009

       I promise I won't leave our next meeting without telling her, [Dub].
pertinax, Jun 09 2009

       [Dub] My, [pertinax], it appears you've lost some... height!   

       [pertinax]... worst thing was, I didn't see it coming!
Dub, Jun 09 2009

       I dub thee [Dub]
po, Jun 09 2009

       Ma'am / My liege
Dub, Jun 09 2009

       A hands-free head-carrier for ghosts will be posted as soon as I've worked out how to bond velcro to ectoplasm.
pertinax, Jun 10 2009

       Her Majesty has no need of ninja - She has ghurka aplenty
BunsenHoneydew, Jun 12 2009


       "bond velcro to ectoplasm"
normzone, Jun 12 2009


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