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john of MT
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john of MT
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06/08/2021 12:40 pm

There's an old story, certainly true... maybe not.

During WW II, an U.S. Army Air Force Captain and his RAF counterpart were motoring down the English countryside in a jeep. The American was getting a bit cool from the rushing wind and asked the Brit to put up the windshield. The Brit said it was called a windscreen.

"No... it's a windshield," responded the American. "No, it's a windscreen, mate!" said the Brit. On and on the discussion went until with frustration, the American declared, "Look... it's a windshield. We invented the automobile!!"

"Ah, yes," answered the Brit, "but we invented the language."

Some folks can be overly picky.


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