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I counted them all out and I counted them all back

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable
John AytoJohn Ayto, Ian CroftonIan Crofton

I counted them all out and I counted them all back. 

The words used by Brian Hanrahan (b.1949) in a BBC television broadcast from the Falkland Islands during the Falklands War, referring to the British Harrier jets that had taken part in a raid on Port Stanley, 1 May 1982. Hanrahan prefaced the phrase with an explanation that he was subject to military censorship: ‘I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but …’ The phrase has often since been parodied or used in less serious contexts.