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Can this be True?

pierre_pierre
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Can this be True?

GORDON BROWN was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the
classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and
their meanings. The teacher asked Mr. BROWN if he would like to lead the
discussion on the word 'tragedy'.
So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.
A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a
farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him,
that would be a 'tragedy.'
No, said GORDON - that would be an accident.'
A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy'
I'm afraid not, explained GORDON - that's what we would call great loss'
The room went silent. No other children volunteered. GORDON searched the
room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'
Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand...
In a quiet voice he said: 'If A plane carrying you and MR. DARLING was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'
'Fantastic!' exclaimed GORDON. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'
'Well,' says little Johnny 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a bloody accident either!'
cp:red Please do not try to avoid the word censor. mod:end
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Re: Can this be True?

If only that were true. It was great  Grin
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greyposter
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Re: Can this be True?

Poor pilot though.
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Can this be True?

That was brilliant.
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Re: Can this be True?

Quote from: greyposter
Poor pilot though.

Hopefully Darling or Brown would be flying so as not to waste a life..
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Planes are quite expensive Grin
Can't we find something cheaper...
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jmd
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Re: Can this be True?

Orbrey's helicopter? Grin
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.......if only!!!  please Smiley
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Re: Can this be True?

And to think only the other day I was thinking of changing it... evidently it is not yet time.
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Very good!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
jmd
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Orbrey - it is time to change!

if only for the sake of that poor kitty who must be really worn out now Wink
James
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Re: Can this be True?

Orbrey's avatar is brilliant.
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Re: Can this be True?

Jameseh's avatar is a load of balls.
Bob_Milton
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Re: Can this be True?

I rather like James_H lovely pussy.
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Re: Can this be True?

Quote from: orbrey
And to think only the other day I was thinking of changing it... evidently it is not yet time.

Well, It is about time, as that cat still hasn`t managed to "kick start" it !  Roll eyes Grin Grin