Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Touche`

Language Lesson
A friend of mine is an officer in the naval reserve.

A few weeks ago, He was attending a conference that included admirals in both the US and the French navies.

At a cocktail reception, my friend found himself in a small group that included an admiral from each of the two navies.

The French admiral started complaining that whereas Europeans learned many languages, Americans only learned English.

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

Without even hesitating, the American admiral replied.

"Maybe it's because we arranged it so that you didn't have to learn to speak German."

The group became silent.

 

Now on a serious note, if you'd like to get involved in welcoming home some soldiers, go over to Christy's Thoughts and see what she has going on.  ;o)

7 comments:

  1. LOL That was great!

    LORI

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  2. Wow barbara! tha was awesome! lol!
    hugs!
    natalie

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  3. LOL Great!!!

    Kathryn

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  4. cute! :) i'm inclined to go into history and politcs, say how the British fended Germany off longest and that America had their own agenda in stopping Hitler and indeed many of its interventionist polices, but i shan't!

    I do agree though that Europeans have a MUCH better grasp and standard of language learning than Britain or the USA.
    Its a real shame.

    Shermeen xx

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  5. Hi Barbara,

    I loved that  'language lesson'  what a great punch line!  I wanted to stop by and thank you for the comment you left me and for your vote of support for the awards!  It will be a lot of fun!

    Vivian

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  6. I love this!  Where'd you find it?
    Lori

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