What I Learned in the UK About the Military

Poster for the Beating Retreat demonstration

They play their best music while running away.



  1. scyllacat
    on June 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    It’s important to say “We’ll be back!” defiantly and with feeling.

  2. on June 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    …I think that’s the first time I’ve seen someone on the Internet use the word “defiantly” and actually MEAN “defiantly” rather than “definitely.”

  3. David
    on June 25, 2010 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Check the dictionary definition for alternate meanings of retreat. It’s not running away, but an end of day ceremony.

  4. on June 25, 2010 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    I understand that, thanks. The dual meaning is the basis of the joke.