Topic: Too Serious about Politics...

Okay I got this email as a funny, I'm pretty sure most non-Americans will find this funny (my apologies if anyone finds it insulting - it's only for a laugh - I know my sense of humour is twisted tongue )

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Greetings to you, my subjects.

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, 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:

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1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-'ise.'  Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels (you might want to look up 'vocabulary').

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2. Using the same twenty-seven 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 U.S .English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take
into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'

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3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

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4. 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're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or
speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.

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5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you
wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

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

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7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it. It's all your blasted fault the prices are so high here.

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8. 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 ketchup but with vinegar.

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9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them.
American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

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10. 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 one's ears removed with a cheese grater.  Ditto Kevin Costner as Robin Hood.

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11. 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 twenty seconds or wearing full Kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

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12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of
America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

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13. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

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14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

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15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups and saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (not cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

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God Save the Queen!

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PS:   Only share this with friends who have a good sense of humour (NOT humor)!

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oh god... NOT BRITISH HUMOUR!

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That's great! I especially like the bit about adding the "u" back into words.

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That's What I have to say.

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lolz for you.  Ah the advantages of being in the commonwealth.

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Plus you get Mrs Queen on your money tongue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_t … d_sterling

http://www.ramint.gov.au/making_coins/d … esigns.cfm

we also have her on our $5 note, why I'm not really sure...

http://www.thirteenmonths.com/images/australia/auA/au_money.jpg

Pounds are so boring in comparison:

http://www.bestfinance.org.uk/resources/Money+british.jpg

And get to participate in the Commonwealth Games tongue

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HA! Very funny. I like how i get to keep my Indy Car racing! Thats because she knows its truely enlightened and we let the Brits win. ( Dan Wheldon, Darren Manning, Dario Franchitti et. al.)

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LOL racing should never be banned, cardinal rule me thinks tongue

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Your money is so....colourful. O_O Ours is just mostly shades of green. Though 20's are kinda coloury now.

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It's also plastic, so if your notes get wet it doesn't matter. I'm told Switzerland has colourful money too.

http://benjaminsternke.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/swiss_us_notes.jpg I'm assuming the picture is accurate.

I was looking up US money and found this:

http://www.mrtandme.com/images/covers/tenspot/tenspotcover.jpg

Classic wink

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Doesn't Australia have money that is clear plastic in some part of it?  Canadian money is colourful, but not like that.

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See the corner panel in each is clear:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2116/2101790362_981fa0673d.jpg?v=0 http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/phd/PHD333/australian-money_~DT04005.JPG

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HA!!!  That's a riot..  I love the part about needing a permit to carry a vegetable peeler...lolz

And great find with the Mr. T bill, Draco shall be pleased   tongue

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LOL colourful moneys!! big_smile

And the story was great too! smile

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LMAO nice, but I don't know what would happen to me without football or baseball. And cricket is for "nancies" tongue

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I'm an American and even I think this is funny, even if The 4th of July is my favorite(look no Us) holiday.

A man's worst enemy can't wish on him what he can think up himself. Yiddish saying

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LOL!! That's great!

Reality doesn't care if you believe in it.
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It was funny...but don't let me be part of the Revolutionary War part II, I'm related to Benedict Arnold...And I think Switzerland takes their currency, US, and Euros as money in tourist areas. And, I already own Euros from Germany so I'm covered on that.

"I swear by the soul I don't have, I am going to kill you."
―Boba Fett

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That Mr. T dollar cracked me up. "The United States of Shut Up Fool"! XD

I find it fascinating that your money is not only super colourful, but plastic as well! I never heard of plastic money before. I guess the combination about everything makes it harder to counterfeit?

Anyways, pending the outcome of the election, the Queen can just go ahead and take us back. Or we'll fight. I'll let you know in around 2 weeks.

Mandalore Hunter, are you really related to him? Wow that sucks. But at least, no matter how bad your life turns out, no one will hate you as much as him? ^^;

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Yeah, I'm really related to him. But my family's already done a good job of cleaning up the name. Maybe a new Revolution could redeem the name completely...

But then again...the names changed. I'm descended of him through a daughter or grand-daughter, so the name changed some hundred years back.

"I swear by the soul I don't have, I am going to kill you."
―Boba Fett

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Wow US money looks so boring. I rather have some cool looking stuff.

And I'd like to note that here in NJ we have a thing called a jug handle AND circles. No ease turns left at your intersection. One has to turn right first and loop around. (like the handle on an old jug):P You can threaten me with circles but i've taking those my whole life:P

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."