And The Answer Is ......

This as sent to me by my good friend Marcus Hutnick.:smiley:

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 that included personnel from most of those 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 its because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.’**

You could have heard a pin drop!


When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ‘empire building’ by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

It became very quiet in the room.


Then there was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck… We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"

Once again, dead silence.


Great Post Frank and so true!!!

BTW You have friends?

Yup, and those guys over there put mayonnaise on french fries, whats that tell you!

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

We have two Two Grandchildren in Afghanistan and a son-in-law in Germany .
They do not use mayonnaise .

And I fly the Canadian arm service flag up at sun up ,down at sun down.
My son who is retired fron arm service bought it for us.

… Cookie

[quote=mkyriacou]
Great Post Frank and so true!!!

***BTW You have friends?/***quote]

**YUP! **

I SURE DO!!! :wink:

**“Somebody” in New Hampshire LOVES me! :mwa-hah: :mwa-hah: \:D/ at least she still stays married to me for some unknow reason! #-o **

Cookie…


**My God bless and protect your Grandchildren. I pray for them everyday! **


I guess that this portion applies to you and the rest of our GOOD Friends "UP NORTH"
**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 that included personnel from most of those 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?’

[size=3]Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe its because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.’[/size]**

You could have heard a pin drop!**



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Like my wife we know the best ,

Thanks Frank
USA & Canada are each others best friends.

… Cookie

Like my FRIEND Frank says Worth repeating!!!

Roy, no offence intended :smiley:

I should have put up a happy face but just learned how to do it, sometime I forget.

Still, I can’t understand why the French, not Canadians, put mayo. on their fries :mad:

In Quebec the French Canadians I think put on lots of liquid Cheese on top .
I kind of think that is not the best for cholesterol.
Me catchup is great.
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Cookie

Me too, with plenty of salt, which is not good for you either.