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13th Nov '16 8:02:53 AM sabremeister
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* Any time someone says, "I've been doing [x] since before you were born!"
11th Nov '16 2:55:56 PM sabremeister
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** 99.99% Need not apply
11th Nov '16 2:52:48 PM sabremeister
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* In the 1980s and 90s it was common for [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] ships on patrol to pass US Navy ships on patrol. There would often be an exchange of greetings, as would be expected between friends. If the Americans went first, the usual message was, "Hello, from the biggest navy in the world." The British reply was customarily, "Hello, from the best."
8th Oct '16 7:58:07 PM Berrenta
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* Gene Ray, a well known internet kook who promotes [[Website/TimeCube his own theory of the universe based on a fourfold day]].
--> "I am wiser than any god or scientist, for I have squared the circle and cubed Earth's sphere"
23rd Sep '16 3:00:23 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** Babe's most famous boast, however, was nonverbal. While at-bat the third game of the 1932 World Series, he pointed to the center field bleachers; indicating that was where the home run he was planing to hit would go. On the next pitch, he did indeed hit a home run into the center field bleachers.
3rd Sep '16 7:11:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-->The war against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], which the Italian Army, inferior in number and equipment, began on 24 May 1915 under the leadership of His Majesty and supreme leader the King and [[TheDeterminator conducted with unwavering faith and tenacious bravery without rest for 41 months]], is won.\\

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-->The war against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], which the Italian Army, inferior in number and equipment, began on 24 May 1915 under the leadership of His Majesty and supreme leader the King and [[TheDeterminator conducted with unwavering faith and tenacious bravery without rest for 41 months]], is won.\\
1st Sep '16 7:32:23 PM MadCormorant
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* Like the above, during the War of the Pacific in 1879, when Bolivian engineer/civilian resistance fighter Eduardo Abaroa was surrounded at the battle of Topáter and asked to surrender by the Chilean forces, he made a reply that still lives on in Bolivian national lore: "¿Rendirme yo? ¡Que se rinda su abuela, carajo!" - "Me, surrender? Your grandmother should surrender, you bastard!"
15th Aug '16 6:08:14 AM blkwhtrbbt
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* A two for one: this duel of words between King Phillip II of France and Richard I of England, outside the walls of Chateau-Gaillard:
-->'''Phillip''': If its walls were iron, yet would I [[StormTheCastle take it]]!
-->'''Richard''': If these walls were butter, yet would I [[TheSiege hold them]]!
24th Jul '16 3:04:41 PM nombretomado
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, BobHope performed for an audience of [[TheEngineer combat engineers]]:

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, BobHope Creator/BobHope performed for an audience of [[TheEngineer combat engineers]]:
18th Jul '16 8:41:13 PM SteveMB
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* According to some records of the Second World War in a small village in Twente (in the Netherlands) a man hid 15 Jews in his house. When the Germans came searching for Jews to round up, they asked him at gunpoint: “Do you have any Jews hidden here?” to which he replied “Yes, fifteen!”. [[RefugeInAudacity The Germans scoffed at this and left without searching the house]].

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* According to some records of the Second World War in a small village in Twente (in the Netherlands) a man hid 15 Jews in his house. When the Germans came searching for Jews to round up, they asked him at gunpoint: “Do you have any Jews hidden here?” to which he replied [[SarcasticConfession “Yes, fifteen!”.fifteen!”]]. [[RefugeInAudacity The Germans scoffed at this and left without searching the house]].
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