Speak Only English

Mel Lett sent us this little morality play.

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 we arranged it so you do not have to speak German.”

The group became silent.

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