--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> In a message dated 6/11/06 9:55:17 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
> 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 
> speak German." 
> It got so  quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.    
> Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Only an American would fail to see the irony...

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