Had an interesting chat with a Septic the other day. I have to say our American cousins are easily wound up. Just wondering if anyone else has found our Yank allies are a tad easy. Beer was involved and said USMC Staff Sergeant (23 year old by the way) was becoming emotional and patriotic. Conversation went like this: Me: So have the Marines got over Vietnam yet? Yank: Mot**r f88*er!! Wadaya mean? Where the F**k were you guys for that? Me: Us? Well we thought the Vietcong were doing alright on their own so thought we'd sit it out. (I did debate pointing out certain UK and Aussie elements had been there trying to help the US). Yank: (Confused look until he twigged) Lots of mangled swearing ending in "f**k you too as*hol*" Yanks have no sense of humor or grasp of the subtle art of sarcasm.