RED COATS

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RED COATS

Post by Bev » Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:17 am

Once upon a time .....
>
> A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the
> French captured an English major. Taking the major to their headquarters,
the
> French general began to question him. The French general asked, "Why do
you
> English officers all wear red coats? Don't you know the red material makes
> you easier targets for us to shoot at?"
>
> In his bland English way, the major informed the general that the reason
> English officers wear red coats is so that if they are shot, the blood
won't
> show and the men they are leading won't panic. And that is why from that
day
> to now all French Army officers wear brown pants.
>
> the end

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nother french joke

Post by snowshoehareguide » Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:52 pm

THE BUNNY AND THE SNAKE
>
>Once upon a time (allegedly) in a nice little forest, there lived an
>orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By a surprising coincidence, both
>were blind from birth.
>
>One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was
>slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and
>fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.
>
>"Oh, my," said the bunny, "I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you.
>I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact,
>since
>I'm also an orphan, I don't even know what I am."
>
>"It's quite OK," replied the snake. "Actually, my story is much the same
>as
>yours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother.
>Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you
>are, so at least you'll have that going for you."
>
>"Oh, that would be wonderful" replied the bunny. So the snake slithered
>all
>over the bunny, and said, "Well, you're covered with soft fur; you have
>really long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd
>say that you must be a bunny rabbit."
>
>"Oh, thank you! Thank you," cried the bunny, in obvious excitement. The
>bunny suggested to the snake, "Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw,
>and help you the same way that you've helped me."
>
>So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, "Well, you're smooth
>and
>slippery, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone and no balls. I'd say
>you must be French".

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