Re: Snappy comments
Just been reading Somme Mud, there's a great exchange between a First-World-War Australian soldier about to embark for the journey home to Australia and a medical assistant:
Soldier: "What's the inoculation for?"
Assistant: "It's to prevent you Australians marrying all the pretty English girls."
Soldier: "It's fortunate for you that your face saved you from the need to be inoculated."