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To the citizens of the United States of America:

In the light of your failure to elect a proper President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint
a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will 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:

1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Then look up "aluminium". 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', skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part.

Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z' (pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix "ize" will be replaced by the suffix "ise". You will learn that the suffix 'burgh is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation.

Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary". Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up "interspersed". There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows.

When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won't have to use
bad language as often.

2. 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".

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to Cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents – Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with subtitles. While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England.

The name of the county is "Devon". If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American "football". There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full Kevlar body armour like nancies). We are hoping to get together at least a US rugby sevens side by 2005. You should 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 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.

Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls' game called "rounders" which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

7. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England . It will be called "Indecisive Day".

8. All American cars are hereby banned. They are cr*p and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. 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. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French; they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called "crisps". Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat. Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

10. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as "beer", and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as "Lager".

The substances formerly known as "American Beer" will henceforth be referred to as "Near-Frozen Knat's Urine", with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as "Weak Near-Frozen Knat's Urine". This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

12. From December 1st the UK will harmonise petrol (or "Gasoline" as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2005) prices with the former
USA. The Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $1.50/litre - get used to it).

13. 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 adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

14. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

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2004-12-07 [Kayne]: Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French; they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium  I lube this place :D *First comment*

2004-12-07 [SilverFire]: *LMAO* w00t dude! this rocks.

2004-12-08 [iippo]: *agrees with everything except the chip/crisp part* Britain is the only place where you insist on calling fries chips and chips crisps.

2004-12-08 [SilverFire]: because there is a distinct difference between fries and normal chips. :\

2004-12-08 [iippo]: I'm more bugged by the fact that you have to have a different name for Chips as in crisps... no one makes the head or tail with your weirdo words... :P same thing with sneakers. They are sneakers, not trainers. Trainers are trousers.

2004-12-08 [SilverFire]: wtf??? Trainers are shoes, trousers are trousers. :\ simple as.

2004-12-08 [iippo]: nein. non. nahi. eipas. :P anyways, this place pwns *goes to advertise*

2004-12-08 [deus-ex-machina]: meh, i wasn't even watching this wiki page >.<

2004-12-08 [deus-ex-machina]: anyway, i'm passwording it because i don't want any angry americans ruining it :(

2004-12-08 [iippo]: good thinking... tho not that there are any americans here yet... or is tempie here as an invisible force?

2004-12-08 [SilverFire]: non - kayne, you Deus, meh. we're the watchers...

2004-12-08 [iippo]: ah well, he'll be here sooner or later *will say the words 'speak of the devil' when tempie arrives* *sits patiently to wait* *turns on TV (an imaginery one, since I don't have a real one* *watches Conan O'Brien: "..and that is to viciously insult every nation in the world..."* XD I love him

2004-12-08 [Aradon Templar]: rofl ^^

2004-12-09 [iippo]: speak of the devil!

2004-12-09 [Aradon Templar]: Heh, sorry I didn't say more. Again, in a hurry. This kind of stuff amuses me, but I imagine hundreds of fools will come in here crying out, "You ****** can't take away our freedom, you *****", and such odd phrases as that o.O

2004-12-09 [iippo]: And then we get to do all the same stuff as in Gothie-page, but instead of targetting gothies we get to target people without sense of humour... whee!

2004-12-09 [Aradon Templar]: yay ^___^ *looks up at gas prices* Whew, you guys have expensive gas... Though I suppose there's a little less driving to do, for some of you. Not that it would make much difference, really.

2004-12-09 [SilverFire]: hmmm, it's tax, all bleedin' tax. =\

2004-12-10 [iippo]: I think it's good that gasoline/petrol/oil-stuff is expensive.

2004-12-10 [Aradon Templar]: Heh, Americans think everything should be free :P Our gas costs a fourth of what you pay o.O

2004-12-10 [iippo]: XD but yeah, I've noticed that uber-freedomness and it's bloody scary.

2004-12-10 [Aradon Templar]: Eh, just some of it is scary. People ought to pay for stuff, but all that gas would drive us bankrupt o.O Freedom itself isn't scary, though... If everyone follows the rules, its perfectly orderly, but when they don't follow the rules, its disastrous >.>

2004-12-10 [iippo]: Yea well, if everyone were nice people, communism would be fun ((stole that from silbe))

2004-12-10 [Aradon Templar]: True. Perfect communism would be ideal. Too bad there's no society un-corrupt enough for it :\

2004-12-11 [iippo]: Yeah. Well, since the people are too stupid to see what is best for them, we need complete authoritary to tell them that... and if they don't believe... *Homer-like squinting and shaking fist*

2004-12-11 [Kayne]: *Thinks of iippo-Locke*

2004-12-12 [iippo]: Locke? *wrecks brain to show kayne that she does remember that name from philosophy-class, but it seems impossible to remember why that name was mentioned there* ok, teach me about Locke.

2004-12-12 [Kayne]: :p *has no time*

2004-12-12 [iippo]: pffft.

2005-01-12 [King of Weirdworld]: I'm actually offended by this.

2005-01-12 [SilverFire]: Yeah? Tell someone who cares ^^

2005-01-12 [deus-ex-machina]: you're not serious, are you? *sigh*

2005-01-12 [iippo]: *takes [King of Weirdworld]'s crown* Now we see who's the King now! Mwhahahahahahahaah

2005-01-18 [Kayne]: Mmm maybe he doen't know that the better part of it are facts?

2005-01-18 [iippo]: which part? *isn't sure what page she ish on*

2005-01-18 [Kayne]: For the usa. :p

2005-01-19 [iippo]: Ah. -.- It's when you just click the commentlinks while talking to someone next to you and then you end up on the bottom of the page and you don't know what page you are on...

2005-01-19 [Mirime]: *chuckles*

2005-01-20 [iippo]: O_O *ish chuckled at*

2005-04-23 [.Voodoo child.]: now thats what am talkin bout this ones way better than for the u.k kick arse brits

2005-04-23 [iippo]: *murgles*

2005-04-23 [SilverFire]: ... *TwITcH* My eyes, it burns T_T

2005-04-23 [iippo]: *knows exactly what Silver means*

2005-09-17 [Soul Assassin]: hehe much enjoyed. ^^

2005-10-05 [Sombre]: This made me laugh so much...=D

2005-10-22 [Seamus Schwathe]: It sounds like SUCH a good idea...

2005-11-06 [SilverBlue82]: *disagrees with everything commented above*

2005-11-06 [SilverFire]: There's a surprise.

2005-11-07 [SilverBlue82]: Nationalism: the belief that your country is better then all others simply for the reason that you were born there

2005-11-07 [SilverFire]: Arrogant: 1) Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.

2005-11-07 [deus-ex-machina]: 'Tis a joke. Look back at my house and you will see there is one for the UK too. =) All in good fun.

2005-11-08 [SilverBlue82]: I know :p sarcasm fails terribly over the internet

2005-11-08 [SilverFire]: hence le </sarcasm> taggereth.

2005-11-08 [deus-ex-machina]: Indeed. The first comment was like 'yeah... *shrug*'... The use of definitions threw me into a state of raging confusion. Although it wasn't raging. Raging is just a fun adjective. Raging. Ray-JING!

2005-11-08 [iippo]: Eww at Ray-jing.

2005-11-08 [deus-ex-machina]: Shoo. Spatula fan. =(

2005-11-08 [iippo]: O_O People are saying the most amazing things today. Someone said to me something about "shades of de je vu" and immediately I was transformed into a world where I possessed a pair of sunglasses that made the wearer see de ja vus (that's a copyrighted thought now :P) and now, a spatula fan... rotating and automatically making pancakes all the time, so many many pancakes... O_o

2005-11-19 [Bumsoft]: the petrol prices thing is very, very true. a litre in europe costs more than a gallon in the US... and a bottle of water in london costs more than both.

2005-11-20 [iippo]: I thought the bottle of water-thing was true in the Emirates: they have mroe oil than water, hence they drink oil.

2005-11-20 [deus-ex-machina]: O.o - Drinking oil can't be good for you. =P

2005-11-21 [The illustrious Piki]: "There will always be an England..." Oh, brings a tear to my eye...

2005-12-13 [Kiddalee]: Task 11 is hilarious.

2005-12-26 [Tickle Me Emo]: I think I'm part of that 2.15%, because I'm confused as to why they call it the "World Series" as well. In referrence to #4, though, I believe Hollywood will start casting British people as soon as the people working on the HP movies cast an American kid. JK allowed them to cast Biggerstaff, so as soon as she stops discriminating against Americans it's all good. Don't blame her, though. I would discriminate against myself if it weren't for the sheer stupidity of such an action.

2005-12-26 [SilverFire]: I think your much mistaken over hollywood :) But I can't really be bothered to argue. You think Hollywood's only been frecking w/ British Actors since they started producing the HP films? Hollywood have type-cast English actors long before that. Could it possibly be that may, just maybe, Rowling has a liiiittle bit of a reason for not wanting American actors? Nah, that'd just be silly... pfeh.

2005-12-27 [iippo]: I would find it difficult to watch Harry Potter with an American kid in it. That actor would just destroy the reality of the story. Americans just do not go over to England to study, even less at the age of 11. We shall assume there is a wizarding school in USA as well -- well, maybe in Canada at least that American kids can attend. Or maybe it's an American thing to not have the wizarding gene and maybe there are no witches or wizards in the USA at all! :O

2006-01-15 [Delladreing]: *haunts*

2006-01-21 [Yncke]: Thank you for the laugh this page has painted on my face. (And thank you for giving the Belgians the credit they deserve concerning the fries.)

2006-02-09 [MkNalsheen]: this is hilarious as crap, i love this

2006-05-18 [Azuri]: Heh I love reading this thing. Does it still apply to us smart americans who didnt vote the current president into office? >> Cause I voted nater. >>

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Nader? *kills*

2006-05-19 [deus-ex-machina]: I thought it was Nader?

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: HAH I knew that was off... *fixes*

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: ah i was close. all i cared was that he wasnt bush or kerry >>

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Hey Kerry would've been my vote. Nader is an anarchist prick who can bite my ass. ...In my opinion.

2006-05-19 [deus-ex-machina]: I know nothing about American politics - just that your biggest mistake was to fight the British and bore them to the extent of wishing to leave. :P

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: *is Canadian, but!* I know the Brits were dumb enough to show up to war in red coats with a band. *shakes head*

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: lol. kerry was the better of the two but i hadnt followed their politics so i just voted for the one i knew wasnt going to win

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: America pretty much sucks stay away from it XD

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Why even vote?

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: umm because if i dont people will tell me not to bitch about the president and well i like my right to bitch thank you :-P

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Huh. That's like saying "You didn't vote so you can't bitch about Hitler," to a Polish Jew circa 1941.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: well thats the kinda people my family is. if you didnt vote for at least someone you best not be bitchin about the president. I cant help they are crazy old people >>

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: let me amend that. I meant crazy old bush supporting people >>

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Damn Republicans.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: *nods*my grandparents are real big suporters of his but i think my mom sees he sucks >>

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Your mother has seen the light.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: *nods* other wise i wouldnt be able to freely express my dislike of him. Last I heard my grandparents thought the "war" in Iraq was a good thing and that jesus was to return soon...im sure it didnt help that bush went and claimed all on his own that Sept 11 was the first strike of WWWIII...somehow i though you had to have a congress vote and umm the rest of the world to agree?

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Bush is a lameass.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: makes me sad for my country thank god he cant run again

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Secretly I think that's why he got second term. So people were sure it would never happen again...

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: lol might be XD I can see it now it was a huge conspiracy!

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: It probably was.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: Mesh get all the uber bad stuff out of the way >> then again word is that Hillary Clintion may run for president this time :/ Im not so sure Im up for a female president. She would PMS and press the little button that says "Bombs Away!" XD

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: No, a female president would be good. Look at that 67 year old woman who just got elected President in Liberia.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: O.o thats news to me. I never turn on my tv unless its for cartoons >>

2006-05-19 [iippo]: Finland also has a female president. Her popularity rating at best was 94%. Generally, it makes more sense to have a "mother of the nation" and not "father of the nation" since usually mothers are more... motherly and care more. And, a 67-year-old lady wouldn't be PMSing anymore. :P

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Hey I didn't even think of that... Anyway she's this really great smart woman who is trying to get her country back on track after all of this craziness happened and whatnot and apparently she's the first elected female president in Africa. And look! *points up* Finland has a female president! America totally needs to follow suit.

2006-05-19 [iippo]: Finland is the USA of Europe, that is the sad fact.

2006-05-19 [Azuri]: Mesh ok i agree seems like its doing well in other parts so whoo go female president!

2006-05-19 [Jeesum Crowe]: Mesh? That's odd... That's like starting sentences with "Linen," or "Silk organza." Just sitting around. "Linen my this is a good album." "Silk organza I quite agree." "Mesh I've heard better."

2006-05-20 [Azuri]: lol I say Mesh and Yesh and dont question my odditiys >> XD

2006-05-20 [Jeesum Crowe]: Psh.

2006-05-20 [Azuri]: :-P i cant help i make up my own words ive been doin it for yeaaaaaars

2006-06-23 [Firenze]: I agree with you on the fact that Devon is called Devon but if you look at old maps of England it is called Devonshire and in my history lessons it is called Devonshire, Devon is just the modern shortened name for Devonshire, plus the fact I am Devonian myself and we still call it Devonshire in the rural parts. So in truth there should be no problem with calling Devon, Devonshire as we call it that as well.

2006-06-23 [SilverFire]: ...nitpicking always ruins comedy. :(

2006-06-23 [Delladreing]: It does, it really does. Thats like me saying I'm a Milguyette rather than a Glaswegian. For the love of God leave it alone o.o

2007-08-21 [Duke Devlin]: Ha. Sadly, this version makes much more sense than the British one, since our language and stuff actually makes sense XD Well done again.

2007-08-21 [Mortified Penguin]: Bush rules! Screw England, as well as all of Europe! Woo North America (except for those filthy Canadians)!

2007-08-21 [Mortified Penguin]: *proudly eats a donut, whilst pronouncing "Edinburgh" as "e-den-burg"*

2007-08-21 [Duke Devlin]: Lol, okay I agree edinburgh should be pronounced like that. But, doughnut is an english word, create dby the english XD

2007-08-21 [Mortified Penguin]: English, sminglish... I'm Mexican! ...*eats a taco*...

2007-08-21 [Duke Devlin]: Lol okay okau XD Tbh I don't think it matters; the american language is easier to spell, english sounds nicer. Both pro's ;)

2007-08-21 [Mortified Penguin]: Half the English can't pronounce things right anyway...

2007-08-21 [Duke Devlin]: Yes. The stupid half that watch too many american shows. =p
Or other shows for that matter. For the most part we speak very well ^^ Except the uneducated twits. XD

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: I don't watch many American shows... I tend to watch Japanese game shows, where they don't have to worry as much about being sued...

2007-08-22 [deus-ex-machina]: The English can pronounce things perfectly. We just have a language that is deeper than the Americana crap you grew up on. Our slang is more complex than most whole languages and from region to region, people don't understand each other. It sounds like a problem, doesn't it? But I hardly understand anyone from the South of the US... and the people from the north have little of anything worth saying either way.

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: How many southerners have you actually spoken to in real life?

2007-08-22 [deus-ex-machina]: Roughly the same amount of English people you have spoken to, my love.

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: I've actually spoken to a lot... I work at Flea Markets on Saturdays and Sundays, where I meet a wide variety of people... Why, just last Saturday I spoke to a Russian woman and an Indian woman who stopped by to buy fruit... the week before, I spoke to a German guy, an Australian chick, and some freaky Swedish sounding guy... then there's the usual customers: Mexicans, Guatamalans, Cubans, Black guys (both educated and ganster), fat hillbillies, rednecks, regular white guys, and a few loosers from Panama...

2007-08-22 [Delladreing]: Edinburg? *hiss* watch your tongue.

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: Can I note that you did not mention speaking to any English people in that essay of yours? =P

2007-08-22 [deus-ex-machina]: I used to frequent Yahoo! Chat years back and used the microphone ability. Most of them were rednecks. I couldn't understand most. :P Then I have a few good friends I've spoken to once or twice on the internet, then there's a few at my university and sometimes they need to use subtitles in documentaries set in the South. So I might not have spoken to a huge number, but I've tried to listen to a lot. :(

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: I don't have nearly the same experience speaking with americans; but those I have, are understandable. But then, I don't think I've ever spoken with southern americans oO
Some are difficult simply because of a thick accent; like some of us, but alot just use weird pronounciations and words oO It's confusing, hence; Britain is better ;)

2007-08-22 [iippo]: A lot of British accents are just as incomprehensible.

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: I said that.. Look up ^^ "because of a thick accent; like some of us," XD

2007-08-22 [iippo]: Bah, yous adderded that when I wasn't lookin' :P

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: XD Lol, yes, of course I did XD
Luckily, most people can be understood ;) Everywhere; unless they speak weird languages oO

2007-08-22 [iippo]: Like norweigan.

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: Maybe oO
More like russian >.< I love that language, but I just don't understand it >.<

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Hmm... they sound like they're from Mississippi...

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: What? Russians? XD

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: *smacks head*... the weirdos who need "Southern subtitles"...

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: Oh I see XD

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Yes, but do you have 20/20 vision?

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: Yes I do =P Ha

2007-08-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Oh yeah?! ...I have 20/15!

2007-08-22 [Duke Devlin]: Well good for you XD

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: People! I am American, and have talked with Canadian people who argue less.... However, I must agree, we as Americans have, for the most part, forgotten the whole meanings that we hereby set for ourselves, under the flag of Patriotism. We do need a president who can keep their head out of their rears long enough to run this country, and we do need better standards.  However, baseball is also played in Japan, therefore should be removed from the above list (this is just my personal opinion, however football as America knows it should be discarded.) Furthermore, accents can be worked through and if one doesn't like another accent, then one should stay at home with the crybabies. I am not afraid to speak my mind, and others should not be either for criticism is a part of life and people should deal with it as such.

2008-02-04 [Duke Devlin]: Wow you took that a bit seriously. oO

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: one must as a debater...however, I as a person do take slight, and I mean slight offence from a few of the above mentioned. And I believe Deus is also entitled to a personal opinion, as is every person

2008-02-04 [SilverFire]: One must, as a debater, know when to be serious, and when to acknowledge that something is a joke, not to be taken seriously, not worth stirring anything up about because, at the end of the day, what you say is not going to change anything. Deus didn't write this, if you're offended you should think why, and remember that anything worth taking seriously is worth laughing about. What you're complaining about here is political incorrectness. British people love politically incorrect humour, so I think you're just going to have to respect our culture here, and deal with it. But if you really need to console yourself, you can always go to For the UK.

TO summarise: Lighten up, not everything needs debating, you'll ruin a good piece of humour if you get sulky about it, and well; if you don't like it, don't look. ;)

2008-02-04 [Duke Devlin]: I don't even remember the entire context of what we were talking about, and it was all in fun anyway, as I'm sure all will agree. :) .. Except Mort.. He'll contest that all the way. But that's just the way he is.

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: I know how that goes. Probably too well somedays.

2008-02-04 [SilverFire]: Sure you do, but everyone needs reminded every now and then.

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: True

2008-02-04 [SilverFire]: I don't make a habit of stating things I believe are falsities. ;)

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: Don't get me wrong, I see the humor of this as well, but there are some who won't see that humor.  And the reference to Deus was due to my finding a link to this on her house.

2008-02-04 [SilverFire]: I figured, I was just correcting you. And you don't need to worry about other people getting offended, nor pre-empt their lack of humour. They may never see this, and then you'd have brought it up for nothing. If they do, they can be dealt with then. Cross bridges when you come to them, not beforehand. ;)

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: I'm afraid I must learn that sometime. 

2008-02-04 [SilverFire]: Now is as good a time as ever. :)

2008-02-04 [Lady Arrianya]: Probably, if one is willing to learn :P. Then again, I generally am.

2008-02-04 [deus-ex-machina]: Indeed, I put these down on ET years ago after reading them elsewhere. I can see why some people might get offended, but sometimes I think people look for reasons to be offended so they can be offensive themselves. Xenophobic zealots come to mind. But no, this was never meant to offend. Well, to a degree of course it is... but it's one of those politically incorrect things that should cause a chuckle rather than a frown. And if people complain, those people can suck a nut. :)

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