God Give Me Strength

Discussion in 'The Other Half' started by methilman, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. I know there is a thread about silly things women say but I cant find it as I have had to have a wine to calm me down, anyway mrs m and myself were watching "warship" tonight on sky, when the conversation went like this:

    Me "why are we, the Army, not referred to as the Royal Army"
    Mrs M "what like the RAF and the RN"
    Me "yes, not fair is it?"
    Mrs M "no......so what does Army stand for"
    Me "pardon ?""
    Mrs M "is ARMY an abreviation for anything, I thought it was Armoured.....something or another?"
    Me "do we have any wine in the fridge!!!!"

    Much as I love and cherish her I think remedial drill is the answer... :roll:
     
  2. Look on a bright side: conversations like this one provide you with an excuse to have a drink!
     
  3. Birds drink wine. Are you trying to tell us something?
     
  4. Royal Engineers,
    Royal Artillery,
    PWRR,
    etc
     
  5. Wine is all I had....anything to ease the pain of that statement......
     
  6. Actually, apart from "abbreviation" of course, your Mrs was right: "army" means "a body of men with weapons", "a body of armed men"; while the word "armour" means "defensive covering worn in combat, arms or gear".

    So, your excuse is invalid, step away from the fridge! :wink:
     
  7. Whilst recruiting at an airshow an air to air tanker landed and taxied past our position, a mate of mine shouted upto the pilot that his reversing lights were not working. Pilot replied I know, I'll have a look at the bulb when I get down. Told my wife this amusing story who replied "They don't have reversing lights do they"?
     
  8. ...Look on the bright side.At least she thinks about things. :D