Two old boys from the Mountains, Leroy and Jasper, have been promoted from privates to sergeants. Not long afterward, they’re out for a walk and Leroy says, “Hey, Jasper, there’s the NCO Club; let’s you and me step in.”
“But we’s privates,” protests Jasper.
“We’s sergeants now,” says Leroy, pointing to his stripes and pulling him inside. “Now, Jasper, I’m a-gonna sit down and have me a drink.”
“But we’s privates,” says Jasper.
“You blind, boy?” asks Leroy, pointing again at his stripes. “We’s sergeants now!”
So they have their drink, and pretty soon a hooker comes up to Leroy.
“You’re cute,” she says, “and I’d like to date you, but I’ve got a bad case of gonorrhea.”
Leroy pulls his friend to the side and whispers, “Jasper, go look in the dictionary and see what gonorrhea means. If it’s okay, give me the okay sign.”
So Jasper goes to look it up, comes back, and gives Leroy the big okay sign.
Three weeks later Leroy, is laid up in the infirmary with a terrible case of gonorrhea.
“Jasper,” he says, “what for’ you give me the okay?”
“Well Leroy, in the dictionary, it say gonorrhea affects only the privates.” Pointing to his stripes, he says, “But we’re Sergeants now!