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At a cocktail reception, ...
July 17th, 2010 09:55 PM
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.
"Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne
July 17th, 2010 11:01 PM
Touche'! Guess that's why he's an admiral.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid...
"For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
July 17th, 2010 11:32 PM
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
July 17th, 2010 11:42 PM
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".
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
July 17th, 2010 11:45 PM
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