学习啦【英语笑话】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-30
Our oldest son, Willy, a helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Rucker，Alaska, lives and breathes flying. When he called to say he'd be driving home for Christmas，a 16-hour trip,we were surprised. "Why don`t you fly home?"my wife asked.
"Because,"Willy replied, "I hate riding in the back!”
I was taking my mother for a drive，and she' d scold me whenever I went over the speed limit. Unfortunately I dismissed her advice，and a state trooper gulled me over and issued a ticket.
As my mother and I continued on our way，I complained that he should have let rne off with a warning."Joan,"she said，"I gave you the warning. He gave you the ticket. "
My battery commander and I were interviewing candidates for a position as reconnaissance sergeant in our artillery unit. The selected soldier needed to have keen eyesight，plus the ability to react quickly. During one interview，the commander pointed to a hill about a mile away and asked a young sergeant，"Can you see that hill over there?"
"Yes，sir, "he replied.
"Can you see the radio antenna on that hi11?"Again, the soldier said that he could." Well，then," the commander went on,”can you see the bird sitting on the antenna?"
The sergeant leaned forward and squinted.”No，sir，”he said，"but I can hear it singing.“
He got the job.
Mark, our youngest son, was born after I had completed my active Air Force career. As a retired colonel, I enjoyed discussing with the children my time in the service. One day，Mark asked me what a colonel was，and I suggested he look up the word in the dictionary.“Dad，I think I found it,"he said，a few minutes later. "Kernel:the soft part of a nut.'"
A good friend of mine warned me that, as my three daughters became old enough to date，I'd disapprove of every young man who took them out. When the time came，I was pleased that my friend's prediction was wrong. Each boy was pleasant and well-mannered.
Talking to my daughter Joanna one day，I said that I liked all the young men she and her sisters brought home.
"You know, Dad,"she replied, "we don't show you everybody."