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  • re: What They Teach the Children in Schools Today

    Posted by Telegram from Innisfree on October 31st, 2012 (All posts by )

    The wife and I moved to Ireland a year or so ago.
    I found academic work here. So we moved.

    Today, the wife is walking the children home from school.
    They pass by a lamppost dated “1911.” Douglas, who is 9,
    asks “who was king then?”

    “Edward VII”, she replies. Douglas thinks for a moment and says,
    “George V was his son. And king during the First World
    War.” “Excellent!” she cheers him on, and “Who were his sons?”
    “Edward VIII and George VI.” “Fantastic!” she exclaims, “And
    who is George VI father to?”

    Douglas yells happily back …
    “Our current Queen!!”

    There you have it … I name him after an outstanding American …
    and he grows up to be a Tory (while living in Ireland!).
    Where did I go wrong?

    Mr. Innisfree

     

    2 Responses to “re: What They Teach the Children in Schools Today”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      What is really weird is that this is occurring in the Republic and not in Ulster.

    2. Mk50 of Brisbane Says:

      Well of course she’s your Queen too.

      After you completely lost the bubble and elected that Hussein fellow, it has become patently obvious that you’d be much better off as a Dominion within a revived Empire (except California, they have to become independent or the deal’s off). So if you re-elect him the Anschluss starts 24 hours later.

      Hey, after Benghazi your military and state department are already on-side. Her Majesty’s United States Navy was ours from the moment we said ‘no more dry warships, guys’.

      Mk50 of Brisbane
      (The Australian one)