Saoirse

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
Always find the quirky stories from our history fascinating even more so than the well known box office stuff

Absolute hero and legendary WW2 Major Montgomery is rightly renowned for his chess like tactics in his almost personal battle outwitting Rommel in the desert campaign

But I for one didnt know he had previously been outmaneuvered himself- by the Irish!!!

 

429nufc

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
I'm not sure "quirky" is the correct adjective to use?
 

mollag

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!

429nufc

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
But as Wesley said (allegedly) of his birthright "Not everyone born in a stable is a horse"
 

Saoirse

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
I'm not sure "quirky" is the correct adjective to use?
No I am going to stick with “quirky “as it’s an offbeat little known tale and certainly not one I have ever heard in relation to either Montys legendary exploits nor Ireland’s bloody and tragic history
 

429nufc

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The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
I agree "tragic" would have been a better adjective
 
The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
Do the Irish accept/like being called "Paddies", is it not insulting this day & age?
 

Saoirse

Moderator
The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
Context is everything

Also a bit like the N word- its acceptable amongst ourselves

Highlighting racism or hate in humour can be a great way of drawing its sting
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
In my experience the best " oirish" gags are Kerrymen culshie ones, told by an Irish fella, likewise Yiddisher gags are best told by a Jewish fella.
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
The curious case of Monty being outfoxed by.......The Paddies!!!
Heres another fine commander. General "Bobs"
Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, VD, PC, FRSGS (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914), was a British Victorian era general who became one of the most successful British military commanders of his time.

Born at Cawnpore, India, on 30 September 1832, Roberts was the son of General Sir Abraham Roberts,[3] who had been born into an Anglo-Irish family in County Waterford in the south-east of Ireland.
 

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