I was sent the following and thought you would enjoy it. On Speaking English
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a Naval conference that included admirals
from the US, British, 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
It got so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.
And the French arranged it so the Americans wouldn’t be speaking with a British accent (by saving our asses in the Revolutionary War), so lighten up on them already. __._,_.___
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