Beam Me Up, Scotty!: "Pass me another elf, this one's split", is actually - "And pass me another elf, Sergeant, this one's split." For added Trivia points, it was a line apparently thought up by Gentle's husband. He gets the credit for this in the 'After Action Report' dedication:
To the man without whom this book would be in far better taste: Dean "Pass Me Another Elf, Sergeant" Wayland.