The Russian said, “I will demonstrate the bravery of our sailors.”
He calls a sailor over and says, “Jump off the ship. Swim under it and climb back up.”
The sailor promptly salutes and jumps off the flight deck, swims under the ship, climbs up the davits and stands in front of the admiral and salutes.
The Russian says, “That, gentlemen, is courage."
The American says, “That's nothing.”
He calls over a PO and says, “I want you to jump off the bows. Swim under the ship to the stern and then return."
The PO salutes, jumps off the bow, swims to the stern, and climbs back up to stand in front of the admiral and salutes.
The American says, “That, gentlemen, is courage."
The British admiral says, “That's nothing. Sailor, come here."
The matelot comes to attention and salutes.
The admiral says, “I want you to climb the highest mast on the carrier, jump off, swim under the boat from bow to stern and then from beam to beam then climb up the mast and do it again."
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I have a few that boil the blood:
Choccy. Usually uttered by someone stood in red trousers and knitwear. It is the mark of an idiot.
Biccy. See above. Don't get me started on the dreaded 'Choccy biccy'.
The 'lurgy'. Just makes me think someone has a big full nose of snot, and it's dripping and bubbling away. Yuck, just tell me you're ill.
Every historical conflict lends itself at least a little to the saying "One person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist."
Every school kid in America knows the Boston Tea Party was caused by taxation (and implicit taxation) of trade in the Townshend Act/Tea Acts and lead to the "Intolerable Acts". However, in Great Britain, the acts passed in response to the Boston Tea Party were called the "Coercive Acts".
We have the perspectives of the individuals in the Americas, but other than some statements of British Parliament in response, I've never seen a very good analysis of what the news reporting of the event made of it, or non-official British perspectives of it. Was there any portion of the British population that supported or understood the purpose of the event, or was was British reaction to the Party uniform?
Also, also what was their perspective on the use of destruction of property as a method of protest?
I have a B.S. in biology so I'm not looking for an explanation of how invasive species. I'm looking for more information on this particular invasive species and how it might impact an already threatened honey bee population.
This is a ridiculous double standard so many people get mad at people for not being able to see the minute differences between all the sub Asian races but then no one cares what sub Caucasian races. This also applies to sub African races. And no I don’t think everyone should have to know every race I just think this double standard should end
Edit: just to clarify I’m not just going up to Korean people and calling them Chinese I am referring to several occasions both online and in person of people getting offended from me not being able to tell very specific differences between to Asian races
As the country begins to move forward, what things would you like to see change in all aspects of life in the U.K.