A World War II Royal Air Force pilot was telling a grade-school class of British schoolchildren about his days in the air corps.
"In 1942, the situation was really bad. The German air force was very formidable.
"I remember one day when I was flying my fighter, protecting our bombers, when suddenly out of the clouds these Fokkers appeared."
Several schoolchildren giggled.
He continued, "I looked up and one was right above me. I pulled up, aimed, and shot down that Fokker. Then they swarmed everywhere! Suddenly I realized that there was another Fokker behind me."
By now the students were laughing out loud.
Their schoolmaster interrupted. "I think I should explain that 'Fokker' was the name of a German-Dutch aircraft manufacturer."
"That's true," said the old pilot, "but these particular fokkers were flying