Should I apologise

#1
I was recently on exercise with the Spams and I saw some chap with a badge with a tree emblem on his arm. I asked him what unit it represented and he very proudly told me it was The Tennessee tree. I expressed surprise that the state of Tennessee had only one tree and the young Forest Gump to whom I was talking replied that they had many trees in Tennessee but that this was their favourite one. I knew what he meant but I couldn't help asking him if he stroked it and fed it sandwiches like I used to do with my favourite ferret.

Point is should I apologise to young Forest, and the Tennessee National Guard for taking the mickeyabout their tree or should I think any race that tries to make me eat grits for breakfast deserve everything they get.
 
#2
mushroom said:
Point is should I apologise to young Forest, and the Tennessee National Guard for taking the mickeyabout their tree or should I think any race that tries to make me eat grits for breakfast deserve everything they get.
Absolutely not! Spam-baiting is akin to the pranks one plays on the strange, slightly smelly family members one only ever meets at weddings, Christenings and funerals - it's only ever done in good humour with no malicious intent. In addition, young Forest probably didn't even realise that you were taking the pish, so to apologise would only cause him embarrassment for failing to grasp the irony. ("Hey, is that near eye-rack?") :D
 
#3
Agree with you DB.

Americans aren't real people, like you or I, so different rules apply.

If you say, dressed you dog up as a clown for a picture, obviously you'd say sorry and get them a bone.

Americans have little in the way of advanced humour, hence the "laughter line" on their shows. This tells them when to laugh. Many is the time I've watched "friends" in silence while the TV tries to get me to laugh!!!

They are so backward, they even need people to tell them when to chear at sports events!!!!

As has been mentioned to apologise would only cause embarresment. Least said soonest mendest.
 
#4
I believe you should apologise if only to point out how thick he actually is and to introduce him to the British sense of humour.

It's your God given right to cause thick Americans humiliation, but is it fun if they really never know?

Beebs :)
 
#5
Ah reminds me of the lovely young spam girl i me and smoojalooge met on telic. When asking what one of her badges meant she said it meant she was a specialist. When we asked what she specialised in, she said she didnt know, ignoring the fact that she had MP in 6 inch letters on her arm.
 
#6
What kind of insensitive person are you? I think you should apologise immediately.

You obviously don’t relise this is 2005 not 2004 !!! Mocking the afflicted like this belittles those of differing abilities. Americans are human (nearly) they just fall into the category of having differing abilities.

I bet you still call persons of limited height achievement ‘dwarves’ don’t you? Shame on you - every knows with the release of the remake of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory they should be known as ‘Oompahloompas’. As for those with cerebral palsy please refer to them as ‘spaceys’

And finally get with the PC programme – mong !!
 
#7
When are you joining us out in the "real" world again Bull? Got your posting yet?
 
#8
chocolate_frog said:
When are you joining us out in the "real" world again Bull? Got your posting yet?
check your PM's
 
#9
Don't apologise. Simply offer him your beret and a TRF in return for his new car, some automatic weapons, a crate of bourbon and all his savings.

Should work.

V!
 
#10
You 'Red Coats' should probably remember 'Old Hickory'
from the Battle of New Orleans.

Well, in eighteen and fourteen we took a little trip
along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans,
And we caught the bloody British near the town of New Orleans.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, I see'd Mars Jackson walkin down the street
talkin’ to a pirate by the name of Jean Lafayette [pronounced La-feet]
He gave Jean a drink that he brung from Tennessee
and the pirate said he’d help us drive the British in the sea.

The French said Andrew, you’d better run,
for Packingham’s a comin’ with a bullet in his gun.
Old Hickory said he didn’t give a dang,
he’s gonna whip the britches off of Colonel Packingham.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, we looked down the river and we see'd the British come,
and there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring
while we stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
if we didn't fire a musket til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire til we see'd their faces well,
then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave a yell.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, we fired our cannon til the barrel melted down,
so we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind,
and when they tetched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

We’ll march back home but we’ll never be content
till we make Old Hickory the people’s President.
And every time we think about the bacon and the beans,
we’ll think about the fun we had way down in New Orleans.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin,
But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast the hounds couldn't catch 'em
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
But there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
YEE-HAW!!!
 
#11
If you have to bring it up Weatherman

August of 1814 was one of the hottest in the memory of the approximately 8,000 residents of America's new capital. The sweltering, humid heat turned the stagnate marshes surrounding the city into thriving hatcheries for disease-carrying mosquitoes. To make matters worse, the city found itself the target of an invading British army slowly making its way from the Chesapeake Bay.

America had been at war with the British Empire since 1812, but the action so far had consisted of a series of indeterminate skirmishes along the Great Lakes region. With the defeat of Napoleon, the Empire turned its full attention to its former colony sending its battle-hardened troops to squash the up-start Americans. Washington had little strategic value - the thriving port of Baltimore was much more important. However, as capital of the nation, the British hoped that its burning would have a psychological impact on the will of the Americans to continue the conflict.

As the British army of approximately 4,000 approached, the majority of Washington residents fled the city. On August 24th American defenders, with President James Madison in attendance, were quickly routed by the invaders in a battle at Bladensburg a few miles from the city. A messenger was dispatched to the White House to warn First Lady Dolly Madison of the impeding arrival of the British. She and her staff fled by carriage across the Potomac - taking with her the full-length portrait of George Washington that had been torn from a White House wall.

That evening, the vanguard of the British army reached Capitol Hill and began its systematic destruction of all public buildings in the city.
Yes, we torched the Whitehouse.

Anyway the war of independance doesnt count that was The British vs The British
 
#13
WEATHERMAN1956 said:
Well 'Andy' does look more like one of your 'queens' at that.
What, bloody Americans, have you been at Uncle Jesses moonshine again. Got yourself loaded now your gonna go shoot some racoons and sleep with cousin mary lou.

YEE HAW to you to
 
#16
Listen mate, if we carry this on somebody is only going to try to renounce your independance with that letter by John cleese which was funny the first 10 times. Remember we used to own you, you didnt beat us, we gave up when you got the french involved and we decided that we'd kicked their ass enough times and were bored with it. Plus we had better things todo than fight over a colony that thrived because people were willing to sleep with their close relatives.
 
#19
Thebull140 said:
[W]e gave up when you got the french involved and we decided that we'd kicked their ass enough times and were bored with it.
Quite right! You Spams have to admit that your record isn't exactly illustrious when you're on your own. If your solo performances are anything to go by you always seem to need a little help to point you in the right direction.
 

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