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rbarlo32 08-04-2013 08:19 AM

Only read if you have a sense of humour (not humor ;) )

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

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 North Dakota, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, 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:


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. (look up 'vocabulary').


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.'


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 catsup but with vinegar.


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.


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 dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.


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).


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.


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


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).


15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!

usandpets 08-04-2013 08:32 AM

Thank God I'm in North Dakota!
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rbarlo32 08-04-2013 08:45 AM

:( Hahaha

Shropshirerosie 08-04-2013 11:03 AM

Oh Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee

.......Shropshire Rosie now dons flak jacket and helmet, ducks down ands scurries out of the building before certain well known and vociferous HF members bearing US passports join this thread.

rbarlo32 08-04-2013 01:25 PM

Surely they will understand it is just a joke right the whole point of this particular part of horse forum?

Dreamcatcher Arabians 08-04-2013 01:32 PM

LOL! We were doing OK til we got to #11. That's a deal breaker and could start another armed rebellion all by itself.

Roperchick 08-04-2013 02:11 PM

haha I would say #3 OR #11 are deal breakers! haha oh and goodluck taking Texas....don't think its going to go too incredibly smoothly with us ;P

rbarlo32 08-04-2013 02:17 PM

I kinda like #11, watched american football once made no sense what so ever and it does have a lot of breaks in it, that said I rarely watch football unless it is England playing in the world cup and I have never watched rugby. And there would be no reason to celebrate the 4th of July you were under British rule which is probably why it is in there.

Dreamcatcher Arabians 08-04-2013 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by rbarlo32 (Post 3253761)
I kinda like #11, watched american football once made no sense what so ever and it does have a lot of breaks in it,

See, here in the South we have 2 religions. Football and NASCAR. You try to do away with either of them and you've got BIG trouble. I live in Stillwater, OK and let me tell you, when the Cowboys are playing football, the town just STOPS. If they're home, we in the stadium. When football's over, then we're watching NASCAR. You should see the traffic jams between TX & OK when NASCAR's running....OMG!

Leave us our NASCAR and Football and you could take it without a shot. :lol:

rbarlo32 08-04-2013 04:15 PM

You can keep american football as that is creeping into the UK more and more now but I am affriad NASCAR has to go sorry ;)

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