If only it was a joke

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by B_AND_T, Nov 23, 2006.

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  1. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

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  2. Sorry mate read pretty much the same in the jokes section
  3. I saw this a while ago and there was an option 4

    If your crisis is urgent press 4 for Sandline International

    Obviously Sandline is no longer around so insert some other popular PMC
  4. Maybe there should be a section for really bloody old jokes off the internet
  5. Sandline ????. Noooo, doesn't exist old chap - never did, never will, never had anything to do with our chaps. Fleet Street's imagination at its finest.
  6. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    In Reply:

    Polar 69, there is, it's called e-goat.

    Whiffler, Your correct! I think you will find it should be 49 Para.
  7. 49 Para Inc, if you please
  8. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Many apologies, I will now leave the room with my head held in shame.