Seems there was a young soldier who, just before battle, told his sergeant that he didn’t have a rifle.
“That’s no problem son,” said the sergeant. “Here, take this broom. Just point it at the enemy and go ‘Bangety Bang Bang’.”
“But what about a bayonet, Sarge?” asked the young and gullible recruit.
The Sergeant pulls a piece of straw from the end of the broom, and attaches it to the handle end. “Here, use this… just go, ‘Stabity, Stab, Stab'”.
The recruit ends up alone on the battlefield, holding just his broom. Suddenly, an enemy soldier charges at him. The recruit points the broom. “Bangety Bang Bang!” The enemy falls dead.
More enemies appear. The recruit, amazed at his good luck, goes “Bangety, Bang, Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!” He mows down the enemy by the dozens.
Finally, the battlefield is clear, except for one enemy soldier walking slowly toward him.
“Bangety, Bang, Bang!” shouts the recruit. The enemy keeps coming.
“Bangety, Bang, Bang!” repeats the recruit, to no avail. He gets desperate.
“Bangety Bang Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!” It’s no use.
The enemy keeps coming. He stomps the recruit into the ground, and says…
“Tankety Tank Tank!”