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  • “Things are getting a bit sticky here”

    Posted by Shannon Love on November 18th, 2005 (All posts by )

    Something Funny from Iain Murry:

    The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” Londoners have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorised from “Tiresome” to a “Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was during the great fire of 1666. [more…]

    Ian comments:

    The opening paragraph reminds me of the suggestion that the reason why the Glorious Glosters were put in such a precarious position during the Battle of Imjin during the Korean War was because American officers did not appreciate that the message “Things are getting a bit sticky here” was meant to convey a dire situation…


    3 Responses to ““Things are getting a bit sticky here””

    1. Helen Says:

      Oh dear. Where does incompetent, seriously incompetent, totally incompetent and Plod Blair-type incompetent come on that scale?

    2. Mitch Says:

      For understatement, nothing will ever top “the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage.”

    3. incognito Says:

      Hilarious! Thanks Shannon.