British officer addressing the troops in a foreign land

British officer addressing the troops in a foreign land – A very old joke, going back (at least) to World War II. I first heard it as ‘The British Officer in Rangoon’

The British officer addresses his troops: ‘€œI can understand your eye-openers in the morning, your flavoring of morning tea.

I can understand a drink before lunch and flavoring your afternoon tea.

I can understand cocktails before dinner and an after-dinner drink.

I can understand a nightcap before retiring, but this nipping in between must stop.’€

 

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