There are funny items, and then there are gut-bustingly hilarious items. This story from 620WTMJ.com would qualify as the latter.
Quoting the piece:
It seems that the Brett Favre-Green Bay Packers saga is such a worldwide phenomenon that it’s being used by detainees in American military camps.
According to a military official, detainees at a Wisconsin National Guard camp in Iraq are using Brett Favre as a manner of getting at the guard troops there.
“They know Favre by name,” said First Lieutenant Tim Boehnen, who is from New Richmond, Wis.
“One of the big words they know now is shenanigan. They’ll constantly talk about ‘Favre shenanigans,’ ‘He’s so good for the Vikings,’ and ‘The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.’ ”
According to Boehnen, it started when troops there started decorating their camp in Packers colors.
Troops say the detainees picked up the Favre business by listening in on their guards’ conversations. The prisoners can’t speak good English, and they certainly had no pre-knowledge about the NFL, so it must’ve been something in the guards’ voices that convinced the detainees they could use this to get on their nerves.
Yes, Packer-fan bitterness is so strong, even people from a completely alien culture can pick up on it, without actually understanding the words. Sad.