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It's Time To Man The Lifeboats!  
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

I thought this joke was pretty darn funny, at least with regards to how you can convince an American to do something.

It is related that when the ship was in deep but not obvious distress the captain could not persuade the passengers to man the life boats, so he resulted to cultural remedy.

To the Germans he said, "It is an order."
To the English he said, "It is a game."
To the French he said, "It is sinful."
To the Italians he said, "It is forbidden."
And to the Americans he said, "It is new."

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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

LOL MD-90, that's so true. But I'm talking about the French!

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

To the Canadians, he said "please".

User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Which reminds me of a village magistrate who had an announcement to make, but he did not know how to be sure everybody in the village would get the message. Then he had an idea, and gave the message to his wife, asking her to keep the matter secret.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

how 'bout to the Americans "it is patriotic" or "it is every american's duty"

to Canadians "It is polite"


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Actually, from what I saw while in the US, it would rather be "it's the law".

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

ehhh... not sure I completely agree with the "it's the law" thing, yeah it'd work for some people, but "buckle up...it's the law" never worked very well, nor does it with speed limits, or downloading music, or the like, plus when the florida hurricane hit, some people weren't going to leave their homes unless the cops came in full riot gear.

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