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|American Reply to Revocation of Independece|
|11/23/00 at 02:17:15|
Subject: The American Reply
To the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
We welcome your concern about our electoral process. It must be
exciting for you to see a real Republic in action, even if from a
As always we're amused by your quaint belief that you're actually a
world power. The sun never sets on the British Empire! Right-o chum!
However, we regretfully have to decline your offer for intervention. On
the other hand, it would be amusing to see you try to enforce your new
policy (for the 96.3% of you that seem to have forgotten that you have
little to no real power). After much deliberation, we have decided to
continue our tradition as the longest running democratic republic. It
seems that switching to a monarchy is in fact considered a "backward
step" by the majority of the world.
To help you rise from your current anachronistic status, we have
compiled a series of helpful suggestions that we hope you adopt:
1. Realize that language is an organic structure, and that you aren't
always correct in your pronunciation or spelling. Let's use your
"aluminium" example. Sir Humphrey Davy (an Englishman) invented the
name "aluminum" (note spelling) for the metal. However, in common usage
the name evolved into "aluminium" to match the naming convention of
other elements. In 1925 the United States decided to switch back to the
original spelling and pronunciation of the word, at which point we
dominated the aluminum industry. We'd also like to point out that the
process of actually producing aluminum was developed by an American and
a Frenchman (not an Englishman). However, we'd like to thank you for
the Oxford English Dictionary. It's an interesting collection,
considering that over 10,000 of the words in the original edition were
submitted by a crazy American civil-war veteran called Dr. William
2. Learn to distinguish the American and Canadian accents, and then
we'll talk about the English and Australian accent issue.
3. Review your basic arithmetic. (Hint 100 - 98.85 = 1.15 and 100 -
97.85 = 2.15)
4. If you want English actors as good guys, then make your own movies.
Don't rely on us for your modern popular culture. We liked "Lock,
Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels", "Trainspotting", and "The Full Monty".
We've also heard good things about this "Billy Elliot". But one good
movie a year doesn't exactly make a cultural powerhouse. However,
you're doing pretty well with music, so keep up the good work on that
5. It's inefficient to have a national anthem that changes its title
whenever your monarch dies. Let's not forget that your national anthem
has an extremely boring tune. We suggest switching to that Rule
Brittania ditty, it's toetapping. Or maybe Elton John could adapt
"Candle In The Wind" again for you guys.
6. Improve at your national sport. Football? Soccer? This just in:
United States gets fourth place in men's soccer at the 2000 Summer
Olympics. United Kingdom? Not even close. By the way, impressive
showing at Euro 2000. You almost managed to get through the tournament
without having your fans start an international incident.
7. Learn how to cook. England has some top notch candy. Salt 'n'
Vinegar chips are quite yummy. However, there's a reason why the best
food in your country is Indian or Chinese. Perhaps
when you finally realize the French aren't the spawn of satan they'll
teach you how to cook.
8. You're doing a terrible job at understanding cars. The obvious error
is that you drive on the wrong side of the road. A second problem is
pricing, it's cheaper to buy a car in Belgium and ship it to England
than to buy a car in England. On the other hand, we like Jaguars and
Aston Martins. That's why we bought the companies.
9. We'll tell you who killed JFK when you apologize for "Teletubbies".
Thank you for your time. You can now return to watching bad Australian
p.s. - regarding WW2: you're welcome.
|Re: American Reply to Revocation of Independece|
|11/23/00 at 17:55:44|
Sounds like a real patriot wrote it in anger and really means all this stuff. Not even close to being funny. I liked the British one better. At least they seem to have a sense of humor. Maybe the British aren't that bad after all....... :)
|Re: American Reply to Revocation of Independece|
|11/23/00 at 19:11:06|
Au contraire Saleema...I found the piece very witty and amusing. Yet I am bothered by the amount of 'brain-washing' that the general american population seem to go through [ But I am sure our American brothers and sisters on Jannah.Org are among the minority of well grounded Americans and rise above these trivialities]
Ah, the Teletubbies. Well the kiddos do like them. The first time I watched the show with my nephew I had a huge headache and fell asleep on the couch! But let us not forget about the Americans' purple invention: Barney!
And hey, Canadians are 'accentless' okay! j/k
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