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03-28-03, 09:28 PM
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 have to speak French?"

Without even hesitating, the American admiral
replied. "Maybe it is because we arranged it so that
you did not have to learn to speak German."

The group became silent.

03-29-03, 01:53 AM
Well put. What do you call 10,000 Frenchmen with their hands in the air? The French army.

Semper Fi. Morgan