Things you hear from civvys that make you laugh

#1
Long story short, two young lads talking about their grandfathers during WW2...

One had been a Royal Marine in the Somme!

The other had been captured by the Russians and held in Colditz, and later flew a hang glider out the window made of bed sheets!

There was also the story of taking photos of Hitler for the secret service.

But the one that cracked me up was one of them was apparantly shot in the chest, but the bullet hit his cigrette case. We have all heard that one, but there was a twist...the bullet then ricochet up, through his chin and blew his brains out!

By this time I was biting on my pint glass trying not to laugh.
 
#2
"I've been working hard all day!" Cracks me up every time.
 
#7
smartascarrots - I'm a civvy, still here in the office at 16:55, the Sgt I sit opposite left to go home for the weekend at half ten this morning. not every civvy is a work shy cnut. wait a minute I'm reading this stupid thread ............ I retract everything i have just said.
 
#8
smartascarrots - I'm a civvy, still here in the office at 16:55, the Sgt I sit opposite left to go home for the weekend at half ten this morning. not every civvy is a work shy cnut. wait a minute I'm reading this stupid thread ............ I retract everything i have just said.

You've got it arrse about face. The lazy git is laughing because civvies actually have to work hard.
 
#11
I'm a civvy now, and nothing I say is ever funny. Mind you, it's only been a month, maybe I'll get funnier.
 
#13
Re-name this thread, 'Ignorance about recent history that makes you cry' and you might be on to something.
 
#14
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#15
Fair comment. Missed that.

But it's possible their grandfathers served in both wars, many did.
They reckon about 250,000 under age soldiers joined up in WW1. Even even you allow for those killed or seriously wounded that's still a good dozen Battalions or so worth that could have fought in WW2
 
#16
A rather posh wine merchant recently told me his father was in Colditz and was part of the great escape from the castle. Not only that but he was the first man out of the tunnel.
 
#17
I'm a civvy now, and nothing I say is ever funny. Mind you, it's only been a month, maybe I'll get funnier.
You have mellowed you know.
 
#19
"It's freezing" and "I'm knackered"......really, try 2 weeks on the delight that is/was Drawsko Pomorskie in January !!
 

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#20
The ones that make me laugh in a "hahaha..." type way, are the ones who are still convinced we march up and down the square all day long, being shouted at by some shouty man with a stick etc.

The ones that make me laugh in a "did you really just say that" type way are the armchair generals in the pub that have more advanced levels of strategic defence than any real general and start their sentences with "what they need to do right..." Because nobody's ever thought of "burning all the poppy fields" and "dragging them all back" before have they? Twats.
 

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