MA­JOR PROB­LEM

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A MA­JOR ar­rives at a re­mote post. “Where’s your lieu­tenant?” he asks a pri­vate.

“Sir, there isn’t a lieu­tenant as­signed to this post,” the pri­vate replies. “I was told there was.” “No, sir, no lieu­tenant here.” “I’m pretty sure there is.”

The pri­vate thinks about it for a mo­ment. “Well, Ma­jor, if I may ask you a ques­tion, imag­ine you took the word ‘ri­fle’ and re­moved the let­ter ‘f’ – what would re­main?” “Well, ‘rile’ I sup­pose.” “That’s what I thought. And sir, if you took the word ‘draft’ and re­moved the let­ter ‘f’, what would re­main?” Amused, the ma­jor an­swers: “‘Drat’ I guess.” “And sir, if you took the word ‘lieu­tenant’ and re­moved the let­ter ‘f’, what would re­main?” “There is no ‘f’ in lieu­tenant,” the ma­jor says. The pri­vate replies: “That’s what I have been try­ing to tell you, sir. There is no ef­fin’ lieu­tenant.” F In­nell, email

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