Telegraph: "Nelson: French Are 'Thieves, Murderers, Oppressors And Infidels'"

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Nowadays an Admiral or Rating publicly expressing xenophobia or racism of this nature would almost certainly be dismissed from the service (royalty aside).
     
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  2. They are thieves, murderers, oppressors and infidels (the French)

    I wonder how far in the Service the great man would have progressed in our new, inclusive, “equality and diversity” fixated British Armed Forces?
     
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  3. Nothing like us then!
     
  4. Do you think Nelson invented a collective noun?
     
  5. What??? The collective noun for a group of thieves, murderers, oppressors and infidels is "French"?????
     
  6. As in a herd of cattle, that would be a France of thieves, murderers, oppressors and infidels.
     
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  7. Methinks he would have been obliged to ditch all of his bling two-six and replace the sodding lot with this solitary specimen:

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    (....available from an RN Submarine Museum near you for just £2.50... :shock: )
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    You can say it again, Sister.
     
  9. Fixed, mon vieux.
     
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  11. How did he manage to sum them up so accurately? I've not yet met a Frenchman I could trust and most of the RN have probably yet to find a writer that they can trust either! ;)
     
  12. I have come across some delightful French women.


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  13. And I have met some writers who were bon oeufs.............well, it is about the French innit ?
     

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