Friday, November 20, 2009

Humor From One Word; Namely, "Here"

I was musing over the human element attached to the word "War," and immediately connected to humor, as it would waft, occasionally,over the landscape of desolation. Two examples struck me:
As the Americans entered Paris some weeks after D-Day, one American G.I. remarked that "it's not that the girls back in America don't have it; it's just that the French girls have it HERE."
Another is the better remembered good-humored derision that the English directed toward the American troops as they flooded England in order to launch Operation Overlord: "the American G.I. - overfed, overpaid, oversexed, and over HERE."

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