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Dr. Billingsgate
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Posted: 2 Nov 11 14:18

During the recent royal wedding, the millions around the world saw that Prince William chose to wear a uniform that included the famous British "red coat."

Many people have asked, "why did the British wear red coats in battle?

A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the French captured a British Colonel. They took him to their headquarters, and the French General began to question him.

Finally, as an afterthought, the French General asked, "Why do you British officers all wear red coats? Don't you know the red material makes you easier targets for us to shoot at?"

In his casual, matter-of-fact way, the officer informed the General that the reason British officers wear red coats is so that, if they are shot, the blood won't show, and the men they are leading won't panic.

And that is why, from that day forward, all French Army officers wear brown trousers.

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Posted: 2 Nov 11 15:37
Doc, your telling porkies.
I have never been asked why French soldiers wear brown trousers. Underpants, yes, trousers, no.


Very informative though. Can you tell why monkeys live in zoo's? I feel we must be told.


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Posted: 2 Nov 11 16:28
That is funny! I needed a laugh today.

Ellie

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Posted: 2 Nov 11 17:40

Quote: armfeetandtoe

Doc, your telling porkies.
I have never been asked why French soldiers wear brown trousers. Underpants, yes, trousers, no.


Very informative though. Can you tell why monkeys live in zoo's? I feel we must be told.


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Posted: 2 Nov 11 19:44
Oldies but goodies - 'Kiss me Hardy and pass the brown trousers' was how I first heard that.

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