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HUMOUR 18

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THE MODERN BRITISH ROYAL NAVY

The British Royal Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from the European Union in Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious and HMS Prudence. The next five ships are to be HMS Empathy, HMS Circumcise, HMS Nervous, HMS Timorous and HMS Apologist.

Costing 850 million each, they comply with the very latest employment, equality, health and safety and human rights laws.The Royal Navy fully expects any future enemy to be jolly decent and to comply with the same high standards of behaviour. The new user-friendly crow's nest has excellent wheelchair access. Live ammunition has been replaced with paint balls to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on board, as will a full sympathetic industrial tribunal.

The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and will contain the correct balance of race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only work a maximum of 36 hours per week as per Brussels Rules on Working Hours, even in wartime. All the vessels are equipped with a maternity ward, a creche and a gay disco.Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but recreational cannabis and cocaine will be allowed in wardrooms and messes.

The Royal Navy eager to shed its traditional reputation for "Rum, sodomy and the lash" so the rum ration has gone, replaced by sparkling water. Sodomy remains, now extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available on request.

Saluting of officers is now considered elitist and has been replaced by "Hello Sailor". All information on notice boards will be in 37 different languages and Braille. Crew members will now no longer have to ask permission to grow beards and/or moustaches. This applies equally to female crew.

The Ministry of Defence is inviting suggestions for a "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign may offend minorities throughout the UK. The Union Jack must never be seen.

The newly re-named HMS Cautious will be commissioned shortly by Captain Mustafa Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. She will gently slide into the sea as the Royal Marines Band plays the Village People's "In the Navy". Her first deployment will be to escort boatloads of illegal immigrants to ports on England's south coast.

The Prime Minister said, "Our ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking and they will always be able to comply with any new legislation from Brussels". His final words were in the form of a rousing chorus from the famous anthem, "Britannia Waives The Rules."


UGLY CHICKS

I was standing in the club one night minding my own business.
This fat ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, "You're kinda cute. You gotta phone number?"
I said, "Yeah, you gotta pen?"
She said, "Yeah, I got a pen."
I said, "You better get back in it before the farmer misses you."

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I went to the drug store and told the clerk, "Give me three packets of condoms, please."
The lady clerk asked, "Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?"
I said, "Nah, she's pretty good looking."

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I was talking to a young woman in the club last night.
She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you'd look all right."
I said, "If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there instead of you."

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I was telling a woman in the club about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her breasts.
"Really?" she said, "Go on then - try."
After about thirty seconds of fondling, she began to lose patience and said, "Come on, what day was I born?"
I said, "Yesterday."
It cost me a kick in the nuts, but it was worth it.

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I went to the club last night and saw a big woman dancing on a table.
I said, "Good legs."
The girl giggled and said, "Do you really think so?"
I said, "Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now."


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