Telling it like it is

SJ

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An officer in the U.S. Naval reserve was attending a conference that included admirals from both the U.S. Navy and the French navy. At a cocktail reception, he found himself in a small group that included personnel from both navies. The French admiral started complaining that whereas Europeans learned many languages, Americans learned only English.

He then asked: "Why is it that we have to speak English in these conferences rather than you speak French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied: "Maybe it's because we arranged it so you did not have to speak German."............ The group became silent.
 

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The French also have a new country flag. It is a white cross on a white flag
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My father has a similar story. He is a pilot and years ago they used to go to Holland to practice with the Dutch, the Germans and the Brits. All of the pilots in NATO communicate in english. Well they were dogfighting and one of the German pilots was having trouble with his english and said over the radio something to the effect of "why do zee haves to speak english"
and to that one of the brit pilots responed "because you lost the war chap"

I always got a kick out of that.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ 01-03-2004 23:05: Message edited by: feclnogn ]</font>
 
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