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A MESSAGE TO AMERICA FROM THE QUEEN



A
MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

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:

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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. (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.

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

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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,
with saucers, and never mugs,with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!


Added: Nov-5-2012 Occurred On: Nov-5-2012
By: swade55
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