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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
WHY IS IT THAT WE HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH?
(From John, our correspondent in Narrowsburg.)
An officer in the U.S. Naval reserve was attending a conference
that included admirals from both the U.S. Navy and the French Navy.
At a cocktail reception, he found himself in a small group that
included personnel from both navies. The French admiral started
complaining that whereas Europeans learned many languages,
Americans learned only English.
He then asked: "Why is it that we have to
speak English in these conferences rather than you speak French?"
Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied: "Maybe it's
because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you
would not have to speak German." The group became silent.