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Old 04-03-2016, 07:00 PM
RivkahChaya RivkahChaya is offline
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Originally Posted by Jackmannii View Post
When Bruno Hauptmann (Lindbergh baby kidnapper) was in the German army, his commanding officer, a captain (Hauptmann in German) asked Bruno his name. He replied "Hauptmann, Herr Haumptmann". The captain got mad, figuring he was being mocked.
My First SGT in Basic was 1st SGT Burgess. There was also a Private Burgess in my platoon. Once when she identified herself during one of the 1st SGT's lectures, all the DSs got on her for calling the 1st SGT "Private."

I knew a guy named Nels when I was in high school, and my maiden name was Goldhammer. We both juggled. Someone said we should have an act called "Hammer and Nels." [/hijack]