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    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies.
    At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers from those countries.
    Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks, but a French admiral suddenly complained:
    “Whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English." He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?”
    Without hesitating, the American admiral replied, “Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it twice so you wouldn't have to speak German.
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    Touche'! Guess that's why he's an admiral.
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    Want a little fun, go to Google and type in French Military Victories and hit "I'm Feeling Lucky". Recently I was at a gun show and one vender selling surplus military rifles had a crate with a sign that said "Surplus French Military Rifles, Excellent Condition, Only Dropped Once".
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