Winding up our Colonial buddies

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.
In the early 70's a small band of Planties worked at USAF Base Alconbury for 6 weeks.

The evenings were spent on camp drinking in a vast selection of clubs and very quickly the word got round that these Brit squaddies could tamp beer down their neck like no-ones business and the Yanks used to come and watch us drink!

One evening the friendlier boys joined us for a social beer and eventually the convo get round to Vietnam, Korea and NI etc etc etc, you know the drill!

One of our colonial brothers mentioned Pearl Harbour, at this your truly jumps to his feet and says " dont mention Pearl Harbour to me, my dad died there !........quickly he replies.."was he seconded to the US Navy?"

"no" says me.."he was a Kamakazi Pilot!" riot quickly followed.............miserable buggers.
However whats so manly about a nation that has a tea time and a general population that wets their pants at the sight of a firearm.
when the borneo confrontation was going on the yanks had started there vietnam adventure.....

One day a Royal Marine signaller and a USMC signaller got onto the same frequency....something to do with HF.

An indignant yank signaller said "get of our frequency...we're fighting a war here...."

Royal Marine signaller "yeah so are we..but were winning ours"

Yanks ...sense of
#20 bite to fun

I was going to say vietnam, but we wern't in that one....we left that one to people far more competent then us...............

edited because I could'nt resist another go...

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