Lost in translation
Editor’s note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today’s offering:
Jim was just out of Navy boot camp, and was on his first ship. About two hours out of port, he began to feel ill from the motion of the ship.
He approached an ensign, also just out of training and on his first cruise. He saluted and said, “Excuse me sir, I am feeling seasick, and I wondered if I may have permission to go downstairs to the dispensary.”
The ensign returned his salute and replied, “Sailor, you are in the Navy now. You don’t go downstairs, you go below! There is no dispensary on this ship, there is sickbay. Not only that, that is not the floor, it is a deck, and that is not the ceiling, it is the overhead. That is not a pillar, it is a stanchion, that is not a water fountain, it is a scuttle-butt.
“If I ever hear you using civilian words again instead of naval jargon, I will throw you out of that little round window over there!”