Off they go, marching against the other group and chanting "Bangity-bang-bang" with all their might.
Guy in the back notices that as the two groups meet, the other groups' soldiers are literally walking over his group.
As the opposing group gets closer, he hears: "Tankity-tank-tank...."
What brought this to mind? I just saw a Wall Street Journal article (paywall, sorry) from last week discussing the sorry state of European armies.
"Soldiers in Germany’s Light Infantry Battalion 413 near the Baltic Sea coast complained last year that they didn’t have enough sniper rifles or antitank weapons or the right kind of vehicles. During exercises, they told a parliamentary ombudsman, their unit didn’t have the munitions to simulate battle. Instead, they were told to imagine the bangs." (Emphasis mine)
Tankity-tank-tank. Bomba romba bomba. Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp...
Excuse me. I'm just going to go off and giggle quietly for a while.