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47991Re: [Czechlist] "Call us on"

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  • James Kirchner
    Dec 27, 2011
      There is a joke that Canada got its name because the founding fathers put slips of paper with the alphabet in a hat, drew them out randomly and read them as a secretary noted them down:

      "C, eh?"
      "N, eh?"
      "D, eh?"

      Jamie

      On Dec 27, 2011, at 2:26 PM, Melvyn wrote:

      > And I remember an old joke from an American colleague about how the Confederates lost the civil war because of their upspeak. Nobody could tell when Robert E. Lee and his fellow generals were giving orders...Left? Right? (Puzzled expressions from soldiers.) About turn? Quick march? Charge?

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