International Discussions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 358 winchester, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester New Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    International Discussions

    Back when Colin Powell was Secretary of State he was being interviewed in
    England by a group of international reporters when a French reporter asked
    him: "Does America expect to retain control of any of the territory you have
    conquered recently?"

    Powell slowly responded with: "Yes. We will surely retain control of some
    territory. It will be like the territory we retained in France after World
    War Two. If you will check you will see that we retained an area of about
    seven feet by three feet for each American killed in France who is buried

    The French reporter offered no response.


    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
    intend 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.

    A United States Navy admiral was attending a naval conference that
    included admirals from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and

    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, ''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."

    Once again, dead silence.

  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
  4. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Nice, very nice!
  5. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    Those that do not Truely Love their liberty have never lost it. Thats, Thanks to a Vet. catfish
  6. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    My favorite is the old one about the old Pilot for Pan Am that got lost on the taxiways after he landed at Frankfort, in the 60s or maybe the 70s, and shut it down and asked the tower for a "follow-me" and the tower came back in a young precise German accent asking sarcastically whether this was his first time visiting Frankfort.

    The pilot replied " No I've been here a few times, but it was in a B-17 and we didn't stop..."

    Again, it was reported there was silence in reply...and a follow-me showed up shortly.:D

    I've heard variations of this story over the years, some from commercial pilots
    who have their own versions, I can't vouch that it's true, but it sounds like it SHOULD be....;):D
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2007
  7. Q: Wy don't the French want to bomb Saddam Hussein?
    A: He hates America, he loves mistresses and he wears a beret. He is French.

    Q: Why do the French call their fighter the "Mirage"?
    A: Because it's never seen in a combat zone.

    Q: What do you call a French fighter coming to the rescue of American and British soldiers in the Iraqi desert?
    A: Mirage

    The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq.

    Q: Why do French naval ships have glass bottoms?
    A: To see all their other ships.

    Q: Why do the French use a lot of bleach on their sheets?
    A: So you can see their white flags better.

    Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.

    The French are to warfare what the British are to cooking.

    Donald Rumsfeld was being heckled by a French anti-war weenie when he suddenly turned and asked the Frenchman:
    "Excuse me. Do you speak German?" The Frenchman replied "No." Rumsfeld looked him in the eyes and said "You're welcome."

    Q: How did the French react to German reunification?
    A: They put up speed bumps at the borders to slow down the panzers.

    Q: What do you call a man who only needs body armor on his back?
    A: Jacques Chirac

    A man askes his companion, "What's the most common French expression"? His friend scratches his head, shrugs his shoulders and replies, "I give up!"

    Q: Why is it good to be French?
    A: You can surrender at the beginning of the war, and US will win it for you.

    Q: What is the French battle flag?
    A: It is three white fleur-de-lies on a white background.

    Q: Why do Frenchmen always wear yellow ties?
    A: To match their teeth.

    Q: What's the best place to hide your money?
    A: Under a Frenchman's soap.

    A: What do you get if you see a Frenchman up to his neck in sand?
    Q: More sand.

    Q: What did the Mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered?
    A: Table for one hundred thousand, sir?

    Q: What do you do if you drive over a Frenchman?
    A: Reverse!

    Q: Did you hear about the Frenchman who lost his license to practice medicine?
    A: He was caught having sex with some of his patients. It's a shame, he was the best veternnarian in town!

    Q: How do you stop a French tank?
    A: Shoot the guy that's pushing it.

    A French rifle for sale on ebay:
    "It's never been fired and it's been dropped only once."

    You really do have to hand it to the French...
    After all, they won't fight for it.

    Q: How many French soldiers does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: Five: one to sit on his butt and watch and do nothing.
    one to turn tail and run.
    one to roll over.
    one to surrender to the light bulb and snitch out occupied sockets.
    and one to pick up a phone and cry to the United States.

    Q: What happens when a Frenchman doesn't pay his garbage bill?
    A: They stop delivering.

    Q: What does "Maginot" mean in German?
    A: Welcome!

    Q: Why did the Frenchman sell his water skis?
    A: He couldn't find a lake with a hill in it.

    Q: How many Frenchmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    A: All of them: One to screw the bulb in, the rest to brag about how great the French are at screwing.

    Q: How many Frenchmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    A: It doesn't matter; if you're depending on the French to do the job, it's screwed anyway.

    French tanks have 6 gears, 5 reverse and 1 forward. The forward gear exists in case they are attacked from behind.

    Q:Why do we need France on our side against Saddam and Osama?
    A:So the French can show them how to surrender.

    Q: What do you do if a Frenchman throws a hand-grenade at you?
    A: Take the pin out and throw it back.

    Q: What do you do if a Frenchman throws a pin at you?
    A: Run like hell - he's still got a hand-grenade between his teeth.

    Q: Did you hear about the French helicopter crash?
    A: The pilot got cold, so he turned off the fan.

    Q: What do you call a Frenchman with 1500 girl friends?
    A: A shepherd.

    Q: What's the difference between a dead skunk and a dead Frenchman In the middle of the road?
    A: There are skid marks in front of the skunk.

    Q: What does it say on the bottom of a Perrier bottle in France?
    A: Open other end.

    Q: Did you hear about the French hockey team?
    A: They all drowned in spring training.

    Q: Did you hear about the new automatic French parachutes?
    A: They open on impact.

    Q: Did you hear about the French submarine with a screen door?
    A: Don't laugh... it keeps the fish out.
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