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January 15, 2007 8:10:19 AM

A Message from John Cleese to the Citizens of the United States of
America.

"In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and
thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of
your independence, effective immediately. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states,
commonwealths and territories (excepting Kansas; which she does not
fancy).
Your new Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will appoint a governor for America
without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be
disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine
whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown
Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect;

You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary Then
look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed
at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter U will be
reinstated in words such as 'favour' and neighbour. Likewise you will
learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters and the
suffix "ize" will be replaced with "ise".

Generally you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to an acceptable
level - look up vocabulary. Using the same 27 words interspersed with
filler noises - such as 'like' and 'you know' - is an unacceptable and
inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English.
We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker
will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the
elimination of 'ize'.

You will relearn your original national anthem. God Save The Queen.

July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. You will learn to
resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The
fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you are not
adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults.
If you are not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or
speaking to a therapist then you are not grown up enough to handle a
gun. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything
more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you
wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your
own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we
mean. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will
start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you
will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of
conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you
understand the British sense of humour.

The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been
calling gasoline) and pay roughly $6/US Gallon. Get used to it! You will
learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not
real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are
properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat
and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer
at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to a
beer and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be
referred to as Lager. American brands will be referred to as near-frozen
gnats urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good
guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play
English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in
Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having ones ears
removed with a cheese grater.

You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of
proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in
time, be allowed to play Rugby (which has some similarities to American
football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every 20 seconds or
wearing full Kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an
event called 'The World Series' for a game that is not played outside of
America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond
your borders, your error is understandable.

You must tell us who killed JFK. It has been driving us mad.

An internal revenue agent (i.e. Tax Collector) from Her majesties
Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all
monies due (back dated to 1776).

Thank you for your co-operation.



Sorry for posting in the CPU section, i just didn't quite know where to post it. Plus i thought it's a brilliant Irony that manages to get both the British and the Citizens of the USA in equal Measure!
January 15, 2007 8:21:38 AM

LOL :lol: 

As an Australian, I found that pretty funny anyway. :wink:
January 15, 2007 8:48:32 AM

Good Stuff. Its good to get a little break from all the techn-talk for a while. As a gun-carrying, military, conservative, redneck I have a few things to tell Cleese. First of all, you can have my gun as soon as you can take it from me. I'd like to see one of your Bobbys, or constables, or whaterver you call them, with their little sticks, try to take my 9mm Berretta. Since Europe has no military to speak of, I think they are going to have a hard time imposing their will on anybody. Heck, if we just brought back 10% of our forces from IRAQ, we could probably conquer Europe in about 10 days.

Although I appreciate the humor in the article, the thing about German cars (or any European car) is just plain wrong. I'm in Europe right now and have been driving BMWs and Mercedes Benzes for work - terrible vehicles. Maybe compared to Italian, Russian, and Eastern Block vehicels, they are pretty good. Compared to US and Japaneese Vehicles, German cars are a joke. Honda or Toyota need to go to Stuttgart to teach teh Germans how to make cars.

Europe took its best shot at the US when they formed the EU, but its clear that train is about to run out of steam. Boeing just stated outselling Airbus again. I like Britain best of all the European countries, and always appreciate a good laugh from the Monty Python grounp. However, there's a reason the USA became a superpower and Eurpose was left grovelling for our scraps. (America the beautiful fades into the background)

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January 15, 2007 8:54:42 AM

Americans wouldn't like the metric system. :wink:
January 15, 2007 9:03:49 AM

hahaha nice one.

" A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine
whether any of you noticed. " -> that was hillarious!
January 15, 2007 9:31:07 AM

We will surrender when you clean up your islamic mess you have at home. And before you take over here, can your reduce the amount of tax's you steal from your citizens? And just one last question... what good is the queen anyhow? She has no say it what happens in your government! She is just a figure for you to worship. That whole royal family thing is a joke, and all they do is loot you tax money. That queen lady has more money most governments! She could wipe out world hunger in some poor country and still have enough money lft over to wipe out cancer, aids, and bird flu. It would be cheaper for you all if you just kicked them out of that castle and put up a statue with some quite little story in stone.

Good Day chap!
January 15, 2007 9:42:26 AM

Let the U.S. be as it is. It's on the road to self destruction. A country is only a super power other counties let it. From what I see is the U.S. only attacks weak counties and pays them for letting them bomb them. There got to be a cheaper way. Maybe the dakota's theres nothing there. :p 
January 15, 2007 9:59:43 AM

So fun, and not so wrong.

Cars : American cars pollute a lot, are not as secure as European ones, and their suspension is too smooth :twisted: .
Army : French air force has a bad habit : kicking american butts during Red Flag with their small Mirage 2000-D (I don't advise anyone trying to invade Europe, we got nuke too) 8)
Guns : If you can't live without your gun, settle in a desert Island with other irresponsible people like you. 8O

And give us back Lady Liberty, you don't deserve it. :twisted:
Remember, I'm a french coward (go on flaming now) and we too have a long tradition of irony with our best british friends. :D  :D 
January 15, 2007 10:11:58 AM

That's awesome. And in reply to the several people who've already commented... I thought it was funny that the first thing said was along the lines of "I'd love to see your bobby take my 9mm Beretta" HAHAHA.... This proves the point exactly. Beautifully demonstrated.

And that's absolutely laughable about the US taking out Europe in 10 days. LOL! Maybe the US would see-off a European invasion, but there's absolutely no way the US would even get close to succeeding with an invasion in Europe.

German cars being shit?!? Uhhhhmm.... OK, whatever you say. But I used to work for Avis rent-a-car for several years, and have driven pretty much every car that's been available between 2001 and 2005... And let me tell you... Americans can't make cars for shit. It's like driving a lump of wobbly jelly. I'd say Japanese cars are out in front, followed closely by European cars, then lagging some way behind are the U.S. efforts. (For further information, see The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

But I do agree about the Queen. The entire concept of a royal family in these modern times is quite ridiculous. I'm British, but have absolutely no interest in supporting the monarchy.

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January 15, 2007 10:20:01 AM

Interesting thread,

So, we have alot of haters in here. Well, I have been all over the world, and, in my opinion, I would choose the US. Britain, what a dirty place when I was there in 04. I thought NYC was bad, but I was simply amazed by the amount of litter on the side of the roads, as well as abadonded vehicles. I guess the queen does not get out to much. They probably clean the highways up before she rolls through. Germany is much cleaner, but still has some issues. The most disgusting country by far would be Kuwait though.

Second, I like my freedom the way it is. Guns have many more uses than killing people. And, from what I have read multiple times, the British police are the ones who need the projectile weapons back.

And, I know many of you think the USA can do nothing right. But, we do get things right at times. We might not get it right every time.... but it happens. Just because you might live in country that doesn't do anything, have leadership that polls the public for what to do and follows it like a religion, doesn't mean that is the correct course of action. At times, making no decisions is much worse than making the wrong one.

For the vehicle subject. GIVE ME A BREAK. I have had experience with both BMW and Mercedes..... wow.... they have issues just like the rest of the auto makers. By far, the best vehicle experience I have had, would be with Japanese vehicles. Toyota might not have the as much technology in them as a BMW does, but, atleast they work as advertised. I don't care how many computers are in a car, if they only work half the time, or require a 12hr reload of software time after time at over $100 an hour, they are worthless. For true automotive expertise, see Japan.

Finally, rather than worry about a country that you do not live in, worry about fixing the problems in your own country, as we are trying to worry about ours. Sure, we have issues, as do all countries. Our issues might be different than the ones in your home country, but problems are problems. I would like to put it this way, if I choose to drive a Ford, let me drive my damn Ford.... you aren't paying for it, I am. And if you want to use the argument that we affect what happens in your country, blame your leaders for being puppets and not standing up for your sovereignty.

Sorry for ranting, the OP was humorous, but, the following posts started to hit a nerve. This crap can go back and forth for days, and in the end won't accomplish anything, so, lets get back to cpu's and such.


wes
January 15, 2007 10:21:35 AM

Please guys, stop being so offended! It's a piece of satire that's meant to be a laugh. You shouldn't take it so seriously! It equaly digs at the British and the Americans.

You Yanks take everything far too seriously, even your humour!
January 15, 2007 10:26:17 AM

Sheep,

Yours was fine, I was going to poke a little fun at you. But, you have the fanboy type people who came out of nowhere and started to attack as a follow on to your funny satirical post. I liked the original, and got a laugh out of it.... nothing was directed at you, just the people after you. I normally wouldn't care, but, I just got off of work and I am a little tired. So reading it irritated me a tad, due to exhaustion.

wes
January 15, 2007 10:26:35 AM

99% of that is so damn true.

Especially the spelling, I mean, come on, spell properly dammit!

And thereis no such thing as "US English"
January 15, 2007 10:28:57 AM

If it wern't for some weird radicals back in the 18th century we'd own you.

Just like Canada, Australia, India and the rest of the British Empire.
January 15, 2007 10:32:18 AM

I guess all we Brits have to do before becoming worthy of having colonies is sort out our undemocratic electoral system, abolish all forms of class privilege (including the rather offensive institution of the monarchy), design our economic system so that large companies (and yes, that does mean 'corporations', who for some reason are allowed all the rights of an individual but without any of the responsibilities) can't avoid externalities (such as airline companies who don't pay the cost of their pollution), come up with a plan for ethnic integration, sort out the blame culture and the rot of our health and educational services, do something about our burgeoning underclass, come up with some decent television (we used to have shows starring Alec Guinness. Now, we have David Tennant...), come up with some films that aren't mockney gangster tripe or Four Weddings-esque shite, and, finally, kill the French once and for all!

(Only kidding about the French. Nous vous aimons vraiment.)
January 15, 2007 10:43:43 AM

Hey yall, I reckon this aint too cool. Like, can you imagine like bending your knee to the queen? Ya know? Like duuuuude, NO WAY. I will be moving ya know, cause like I aint staying in Canada south, so like its Kansas for me dude
January 15, 2007 10:44:09 AM

The English part is true of course. But, a quick question, do you guys need us to send some dentists over for training purposes? Had to, sorry. As far as the English is concerned, who cares. This is the case for more countries than just this one. Go to Mexico, or any other "Spanish" speaking country. Try different arabic countries. There are many different dialects. It's like this all over the world, not just here. SO, get off of it alreay, beating a dead horse here. :wink:

wes

Edit: If I were to meet someone from another country, I don't start railing them about how the country in which they live in sucks. But, one thing I have noticed, is many Europeans like to provoke that type of conversation out of Americans(with exception to the many European americans that I have befriended). When I have visited Europe.... and mainly Europe. The Europeans, as soon as it was obvious I was American, would start to harass me about problems with America, as if they live here and deal with it every day. Do you guys dwell on this, eat, sleep, and die hating America. It's really not a bad place to live. Sure, we have problems, but not one country in the world is free of problems.
January 15, 2007 10:50:40 AM

Guys, seriously.
Why taking time to reply to someone who defines himself a "... gun-carrying, military, conservative, redneck"?
I might be tempted to say, these are just some of the effects of several generations of inbreeding... :lol: 
Oops. :oops: 

PS: flames flames flames!! :twisted:
January 15, 2007 10:51:46 AM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Love it!!!





PS. try the general discussions section next time. :D 
January 15, 2007 10:52:58 AM

However your languange is not a dialect of English. It is simply a bastardisation. I mean, what the hell is 'jello'?

Secondly - dentists - just because we don't want everyone to look exactly the same, that there isn't a prerequesite to be human, in having dead straight teeth, does not mean that we have crappy oral health. We just enjoy having some individuality.
January 15, 2007 10:58:50 AM

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If it wern't for some weird radicals back in the 18th century we'd own you.

Just like Canada, Australia, India and the rest of the British Empire.


Read:
Quote:
If it wern't for some weird radicals back in the 18th century our army wouldn't have had our army raped up the butt and made to look like fools.
January 15, 2007 11:00:43 AM

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our army wouldn't have had our army raped up the butt and made to look like fools.
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Try making some sense next time
January 15, 2007 11:01:50 AM

Another thing I thought you people might want to know about those wholesome potato chips (not crisps :oops:  ) that were actually invented in the United States.

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It is believed that the original potato chip recipe was created by Native American/African American chef George Crum, at Moon's Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York on August 24, 1853.
- Wikipedia ( another amazing American invention.)
January 15, 2007 11:01:50 AM

LOL, nice rebuttal on the dentistry joke. Though, I still stand by my original statement.

Second, what you refer to as a bastardization of the original english language is present in every language, not just the English language. Look in your own country, as there are bastardizations of your language in your own country. This arguement sounds a bit hipocritical if you ask me.

At any rate, who the hell cares.... speak english the way you want.... and we will do the same. Don't worry about us, worry about yourself.
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January 15, 2007 11:04:10 AM

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All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect.

What's really funny, is that a number of States have been tearing out the roundabouts and replacing them with an intersection, traffic signal, and left/right turn lanes.

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The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to a beer and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. American brands will be referred to as near-frozen gnats urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

The last thing the Brits should be criticising America about is foodstuff, can we say kidney-pie? I'll take a pint of Flying Fish EPA, Yuenling Lager, or Sam Adams over any Brit made beer anyday. Admittedly, the best beer I ever had was the Hefe-Wiezein (sp?) in Munich during Oktoberfest at the Paulaner tent. The free Heineken at the end of the tour at the brewery in Amsterdam is really tasty, but Oranjboom is a better beer than Heineken I think. And my newest favorite beer was "discovered" during my last trip to Ireland, Smythwicks; good stuff!

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http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/revocation.asp
Please close this thread.

So what if it isn't "true", don't close it. It's a good bit of harmless fun.

SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, WONDERFUL SPAM, BEAUTIFUL SPAM!
But I don't like SPAM!
January 15, 2007 11:04:49 AM

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Cars : American cars pollute a lot, are not as secure as European ones, and their suspension is too smooth :twisted: .

That's because of the percentage of american lardasses. :twisted:
Seriously, everytime i hop on the subway in the US, i see at least one person who takes 2 seats just by herself.
January 15, 2007 11:07:27 AM

harty,

And, depending on YOUR definition of dialect and/or bastardiZation, the version of English we speak in the US is a dialect of the English language.

wes
January 15, 2007 11:07:30 AM

The sad part about this thread is that most of the people that got offended do not even know who John Cleese is.... :oops: 

In the words of Anias Nin: "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are"...... think about it..
January 15, 2007 11:08:30 AM

No, that makes perfect sense because the British army had itself raped up the butt, they were like 10x as powerful as the "American army" (if you would even call it that) and yet they still got beaten and kicked out of the United States.
January 15, 2007 11:10:35 AM

Pippero,

Check out the world stats on that one before you criticise only America. They are calling it a pandemic for a reason.

wes

Edit: but, I do admit, America does have it's problems in that department. It's easy though, don't date a fat chick. Problem solved, survival of the fitest. I think the most fat people are on the north east coast though, they need the winter coat.
January 15, 2007 11:14:25 AM

old Goat.....

You mean "Q"?

wes
January 15, 2007 11:21:20 AM

Well I suppose Q is a notable role for him,

However he is slightly more famed as the cambridge educated fellow who was a major part in a troupe of actors known as.....'Monty Python'

~Just because the yanks don;t understand our sense of humour does not make it invalid~

Sarcasm and irony - perhaps the lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence. (Especially since it outsmarts you guys!)
January 15, 2007 11:26:25 AM

I wouldn't even call it the America's army. Its more like British vs British. And I find it funny that American's dislike the French since they did help you win your freedom. Without them it might of been a different story.

P.S. I've lived in the U.S. and U.K.
January 15, 2007 11:29:46 AM

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Pippero,

Check out the world stats on that one before you criticise only America. They are calling it a pandemic for a reason.

wes

Edit: but, I do admit, America does have it's problems in that department. It's easy though, don't date a fat chick. Problem solved, survival of the fitest. I think the most fat people are on the north east coast though, they need the winter coat.


34% of the US population is overweight, and 50% of those are obese. That's a fact. That's a buncha porkers! Here in Denmark there are a few people who are overweight, maybe 20% of the population, but obesity? It's almost non-existent, probably not even 1%.
January 15, 2007 11:30:04 AM

I wish to retract all previous posts in the thread.

I found the original to be funny, as it was meant to be. The rest of your were a bit annoying, but, your English, so I can't hold you guys responsible. :wink:
As I previously stated, just got off of work and I am a bit tired, I reacted in an immature way and shouldn't really care what you guys say about America, as it is not an attack on me, rather the people that run the country in which I reside. Obviously anyone is free to criticise another country and ignore the problems within their own. It's seems to be human nature to want to think yours is better and, to think because you do something one way, it is better than the other way people do it even though they both achieve the same results. So, I retire for the day to get some sleep.

Quantumsheep, thanks for the original post, I found it to be humorous. It's to bad people on both sides of the fence did not treat it as such, just a humorous satire. I am sorry for feeding the dogs, and I will not continue to do so.

wes
January 15, 2007 11:32:28 AM

I don't discredit British humor at all. Some of it is very funny, while some of it isn't. It's not just yanks I think, it is the different socio-economic backgrounds.

wes
January 15, 2007 11:46:49 AM

Post of the day! :trophy:
January 15, 2007 11:50:24 AM

Last one and I am done. I was refering to countries in general, I was refering to the World. From what I have read on this topic, your numbers are off but, I don't care to take the time to post links. You can find them yourself. Also, there is much more to this topic than I care to discuss. Without further research on your part on this topic, your original post actually says very little, and does nothing else than show your bias towards this country.

Don't take what I said as an attack on your credibility, it's just that you singled out the US when the problem is world wide. I can admit the US does have an obesity problem but, it's my opinion that your intentions were just to try to flame or rag on the US because it's convenient at the moment. If those were not your intentions, you would have chosen to also include the rest of the world has the same problem as the US does.

wes
January 15, 2007 11:52:00 AM

just to make a correction to one assertion above: many Americans - particularly we gay Americans - have no problem with the metric system. Just look at the penis measurements claimed by AOL users. Clearly, some of them have been using the wrong side of the tape for quite some time.
January 15, 2007 11:54:08 AM

Good day to those in the west, good morning and good night to those in the east.

wes
January 15, 2007 12:18:39 PM

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Last one and I am done. I was refering to countries in general, I was refering to the World. From what I have read on this topic, your numbers are off but, I don't care to take the time to post links. You can find them yourself. Also, there is much more to this topic than I care to discuss. Without further research on your part on this topic, your original post actually says very little, and does nothing else than show your bias towards this country.

Don't take what I said as an attack on your credibility, it's just that you singled out the US when the problem is world wide. I can admit the US does have an obesity problem but, it's my opinion that your intentions were just to try to flame or rag on the US because it's convenient at the moment. If those were not your intentions, you would have chosen to also include the rest of the world has the same problem as the US does.

wes


I'm sorry to disagree, but obesity isn't a world wide problem. In most of the countries around the world people are starving. Also, I live in Brasil (altough I am British) and I've been to Canada and the US lately and I can assure you that in Brasil there's few people that have weight problems and I almost didn't see anyone fat in the Toronto area. But when I went to New York state (I spent few time in Manhattan, as I was working) I saw a lot of overweighted people.

Btw, I have nothing against the US, I think it's a nice country to live, in spite of it's government bad decisions towards the wellfare of it's citizens and citizens of other countries. But hopefully on next election you'll choose some better legislators and president. :) 

PS - Yes, Brasil is written with an S and not a Z (only english-speaking countries spell Brasil with a Z).
January 15, 2007 12:25:20 PM

Dear John Cleese,

Sorry but we already signed the Declaration Of Independence a long time ago and we Americans proudly celebrates July 4th as the day we kicked your arse back to England. :p 

Nice try though. Now go back to your little tea party! :p 
a b à CPUs
January 15, 2007 12:30:07 PM

Just my 2 cents worth - history is a funny little thing - it depends on both individual and temporal perspective. Those wacky folks who originally crossed the pond to America (Thank you Mr. Vespucci for the name) were themselves one of the more stalwart groups of people. And they produced even greater individuals in their wake.

Read the United Stated Declaration of Independence, read the Jefferson papers - and I am sure with a bit of perspective - you will see that this social experiment was begun by some very wise and intelegent people of extra-ordinary character and conviction. Perhaps this level of character has been diluted in the past number of years - but at times you can still see this in our leaders, our neighbors, and oursleves.

I would like to suggest that you find a copy of the book - 'America - The Last Best Hope' by William Bennett. It is a very well written book that shows the good and the bad of the American experience in a straight forward - non political light. This is an enlightening and informative book, which shows just how delicate our nation was for at least the first 100 years. Providence and luck have played strong roles in the birth and survival of our country, as have many great and noble citizens.


<<ok - I will step down from my soap box.>>
January 15, 2007 12:31:02 PM

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I'm a french coward (go on flaming now) and we too have a long tradition of irony with our best british friends. :D  :D 

You're not French; you're Corsican! You don't speak French there; you speak Tuscan! Give Corsica back to the Corsicans! :p 
January 15, 2007 12:42:24 PM

You've got to be kidding me! A piece of satire coming from a member of the same group that had 'silly walks' and the 'lumberjack song', and people back and forth found it worthy of debate?

I spend many hours pouring through the posts on Tom's, and that was by far the most refreshing... right up until the point where everyone became defensive.

While the original joke (I'll say that again), JOKE, was funny, maybe it should have been saved for a political forum considering the fallout.
January 15, 2007 12:49:56 PM

I have it on good authority (the paper kind so no links) that the 'dialect' that Americans speak and more particularly spell, is based on the English as it was spoken and written during the time of the greatest migration to the colonies.

Since that time Britain has been 'invaded' by no less than 3 different 'cultures' from Europe and beyond to the East. Most of those 'invasions' were precipitated by the Victorians and their subsumption of other cultures during 'Empire'.

Concommitantly, the American speech and culture has, until only recently, developed independantly from other cultures.

The only proviso here is that the American culture is by its very nature a huge mix of cultures, but that mix has remained stable.

Thus, we Brits had best shut up and look to our ancestors for their failure to protect our culture.

After all, when I drive home from work wearing Italian clothes in my German car, I listen to Spanish music then sit down in front of my Taiwanese TV to watch an American programme made in Canada whilst eating a Chinese meal served with an Indian sauce then wind down playing a game from Iceland whilst drinking a Russian drink before listening to my Danish stereo and finally going to my Swedish bed.
January 15, 2007 12:59:16 PM

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After all, when I drive home from work wearing Italian clothes in my German car, I listen to Spanish music then sit down in front of my Taiwanese TV to watch an American programme made in Canada whilst eating a Chinese meal served with an Indian sauce then wind down playing a game from Iceland whilst drinking a Russian drink before listening to my Danish stereo and finally going to my Swedish bed.
Rather amusing, yet true. :D 
January 15, 2007 1:01:32 PM

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Hey yall, I reckon this aint too cool. Like, can you imagine like bending your knee to the queen? Ya know? Like duuuuude, NO WAY. I will be moving ya know, cause like I aint staying in Canada south, so like its Kansas for me dude
We as americans take some pride of changing the world as seen by the postings here. But also you will find that alot of us bear that responsibility as well. I love my country as we should all love our countries. Being american I find my country in the spotlight in a disproportionate way. I find this post as extermely refreshing, as I found a long time ago that laughing at oneself is a great test and growth of character. And for me EVER to take Sir John Cleese seriously would be a situation where I might be asking for his daughters hand. And after said marraige, I may find my new wife hollering at me in a loud screeching voice 'GONE SHOPPING'...
January 15, 2007 1:04:17 PM

Off topic perhaps but you know what I find ironic? They say we bastardised their language yet nobody I know from the U.K. knows how to spell at all, interidiot is even more popular there.
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