Not sure if that joke whistled over everyone's heads or...galgot said:Or maybe it's just from "Vehicle" ?
You know, being from an originally ex-british colony, you speak english (well, your own version, as peoples from colonies usually don't speak the correct language from their masters…) and thus use a lot of FRENCH words without knowing it… sorry.LowObservable said:OMG we got that from the FRENCH?????
Next you'll be telling me that the Marines' Hymn tune is from a FRENCH OPERA.... not merely that but FRENCH LIGHT OPERA. And a lyric about cowardly cops.
Seriously - I wonder if Friedman has an explanation for "V" somewhere.
As for the "cowardly cops" part… Seriously, I thought the "french surrendering monkeys" stuff was out of fashion these days ...tiresome to see it here.
Can't be, because Langley was designated CV-1 in 1920, before the battlecruisers were eliminated under the the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.elmayerle said:I believe the designaion "CV" comes from the tirst two US operational carriers, Lexington and Saratoga being built on battlecruiser hulls.