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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Aug 18, 2003

APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE USE

> > > >We all know that it isn't polite to use the "F" word . There are only

> ten

> > > >times in world history that it has been used appropriately :

> > > >10. "What the f____ was that?" - Mayor of Hiroshima, 1945

> > > >9. "Here come the f_____ing Indians!" - Custer, 1877

> > > >8. "Any f_____ing idiot could understand that." - Einstein, 1938

> > > >7. "It does so f_____ing look like her!" - Picasso, 1926

> > > >6. "How the f____ did you work that out?" - Pythagoras, 126 BC

> > > >5. " You want WHAT on the F____ing ceiling?" - Michaelangelo, 1566

> > > >4. "Where the F____ are we?" - Amelia Earhart, 1937

> > > >3. "Scattered F____ing showers....my ass!" - Noah, 4314 BC

> > > >2. "Aw c'mon, who the f___'s going to find out?" - Bill Clinton, 1999

> > > >And Number 1:

I must not post number 1. Those really interested can get it directly from me... Just send me an e-mail.


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farolingo
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Not f***ing appropriate Aug 18, 2003

I don't want to be a misery or anything, but if you'd ever been to the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, you wouldn't have included no. 10...

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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Sorry Aug 18, 2003

Daniel Jeory wrote:

I don't want to be a misery or anything, but if you'd ever been to the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, you wouldn't have included no. 10...


Actually, I should have put it in another forum. I did not make up this list and I could not take out all inappropriate jokes.


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Let's substitute Aug 18, 2003

> > > >10. "What the f____ was that?" - President Roosevelt, December 8, 1941
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And with no disrespect to Hiroshima victims, there is another side to the story:

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PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S
ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

(Asking for a Declaration of a State of War
 between the United States and Japan, December 8, 1941)

Yesterday, 7 December 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government had deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives were lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.
This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.
Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, 7 December, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
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And take any event in the history of Humankind, there _ALWAYS_ is another side to the story, and therefore there IS "no politics" rule on ProZ. Let’s observe it!
And let us double check our postings for possibly offensive items!

(Actually the initial msg. is just a repost from a not very correct joke list, and I personally find jokes about Holocaust and Dresden bombing equally disgusting, as about any other human tragedy).

Uldis

[Edited at 2003-08-19 00:30]

[Edited at 2003-08-19 00:31]


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with no disrespect Aug 19, 2003

Thank you Uldis for turning this OOuuppss into an interesting debate. Any of these jokes is actually offending. As a Canadian, I find the one about Custer not funny. We all laugh for different reasons and cringe for others...


However, I did mean this to be « on the lighter side » and I would not want it to turn into a gangland killing. 

Aude

[Edited at 2003-08-19 01:44]


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Love is also a four letter word Aug 19, 2003

I'll try to make up and find something fun about Love for tomorrow (or the day after)

Good night all
Aude


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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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Thanks Odette Aug 19, 2003

Thanks for mailing me promptly the number 1. You have done the correct thing in not posting it in an American portal. It would not have been appreciated. As you have mentioned, we laugh at some and cringe at others. Though black, there are many Jewish humour, that held their place in history, mainly because this great people knew the gentle knack of directing the jokes at themselves. At times it was I, a staunch pro-Jewish, pro-Israeli man, who had to cringe at them.

odette Grille-Burgo wrote:

Thank you Uldis for turning this OOuuppss into an interesting debate. Any of these jokes is actually offending. As a Canadian, I find the one about Custer not funny. We all laugh for different reasons and cringe for others...


However, I did mean this to be « on the lighter side » and I would not want it to turn into a gangland killing. 

Aude

[Edited at 2003-08-19 01:44]


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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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You meant it for fun and it made me laugh Aug 19, 2003

It is always the same with jokes, as you have said, some laugh at them and some others do not. Don't worry. Go on posting them.

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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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For Love's sake Aug 19, 2003

[quote]mónica alfonso wrote:

It is always the same with jokes, as you have said, some laugh at them and some others do not. Don't worry. Go on posting them.
[Don't worry/quote]
Thank you Monica. I hope you will enjoy the new topic and new four letter word.
Have a good day
Aude


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