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Why Is It That We Have To Speak English?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Probably a repost, but what the heck -

    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 group of half dozen or so officers that
    included personnel from most of the countries.

    Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped
    their drinks but a

    French admiral suddenly complained that, 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 Brits, Canadians, Aussies and
    Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak
    German."


    Suddenly the group became very quiet.
     
  2. MTMike

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    nice.
    wheres that from?
     
  4. sled_dog

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    it is an old one, doubt anyone really knows where it is from
     
  5. ronnny

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    but now we are getting over ran by spanish. :confused: They need to act like they understand more instead of playing stupid. All it takes is saying something about a wife or something and they will get mad. Then you know they understand. :cool1:
     

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