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Monday, February 24, 2003


This would never happen in Iraq
Producers editing out a joke about a foreign nation, and leaving in one about their own? They'd be shot immediately. Of course, I'd like to think that it would never happen in the US either, for all the right reasons. But sometimes, I wonder.
What do you call a Frenchman advancing on Baghdad? Listeners to a BBC Radio show were denied that knowledge after politically-correct producers edited out the entire joke, The Times reports.
But they did leave in an anti-British joke, spurring the red-faced presenter to pen a letter to listeners apologising for the unpatriotic slant of his show.

On the upside, how else would you get both Reuters and the London Times to carry a grand total of three French jokes?
“What do you call a Frenchman advancing on Baghdad?”
“A salesman”;

“What is the difference between a road accident involving a hedgehog and a Frenchman?”
“There are skid marks before the hedgehog”

“What do you call 20 French politicans face down in the English Channel?”
“A start.”

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