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Old 05-09-2011, 11:31   #1
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Canadian Admiral @ a Conference (Joke)

I'm not going to take this one as fact (no references), and hope it is not viewed as political. Thought provoking nevertheless.
A Canadian Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the Canadian, US, English, 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, North Americans generally 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 Canadian Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:44   #2
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Re: Canadian Admiral @ a conference-Joke

Rofl, Great Canadians, they came through again, eh!
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Re: Canadian Admiral @ a conference-Joke

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Without hesitating, the Canadian Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

IMO Britain and France should have backed Hitler against Stalin (including with troops ) - before he headed West.......or even after
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