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Old 02-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #16
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I completely agree. Where'd you find that response, by the way?
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you know, for my money, the British one is way, way nastier than the American response.
It's also about a hundred times wittier, which inadvertently sort of proves one of their points.

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It's also about a hundred times wittier, which inadvertently sort of proves one of their points.



that would be all in the eyes of the beholder ...

in all seriousness, though, these two things nearly started an incident in the international preschool i taught at during 2000/01. it seems that how the humor is taken very much depends on your passport.

i suppose Aussies and Canadians are the only truly unbiased parties.
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i suppose Aussies and Canadians are the only truly unbiased parties.
Well the one thing that Brits and Americans can agree on is that Canada sucks balls.

Not witty, true.


Australia is cool though.
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in all seriousness, though, these two things nearly started an incident in the international preschool i taught at during 2000/01. it seems that how the humor is taken very much depends on your passport.
I never understood patriotism or nationalism of this sort. I've lived in 4 countries, I respect all of them to a degree and am grateful for the opportunities they've provided me. But I belong to none of them, and I certainly don't suffer from any kind of psychotic attachments that would result in something like what you mentioned above.
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I've lived in one country and never felt that connection.

In my opinion the US should convert to the metric system and the UK should start to drive on the right side of the street.
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I've lived in one country and never felt that connection.

In my opinion the US should convert to the metric system and the UK should start to drive on the right side of the street.
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I never understood patriotism or nationalism of this sort. I've lived in 4 countries, I respect all of them to a degree and am grateful for the opportunities they've provided me. But I belong to none of them, and I certainly don't suffer from any kind of psychotic attachments that would result in something like what you mentioned above.


well, i'm exaggerating for effect, but, yes, there were both Brits and Yanks who were offended by both, or more accurately, Yanks offended by the Brits who send them the first one, and then Brits offended by the Yanks who forwarded them the second.

i was surprised too. i enjoy mocking everybody's country.
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Well the one thing that Brits and Americans can agree on is that Canada sucks balls.
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Re: John Cleese's Letter to Amercia

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John Cleese’s “Letter to America”



20. 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.


Thank you for your co-operation.
John Cleese
Burst out laughing on that one lol.
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Just kiddin ya Dave.

Canada is alright.






I guess.
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In view of your failure to elect a competent President and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
Good, never did like going to the dentist.
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I never understood patriotism or nationalism of this sort. I've lived in 4 countries, I respect all of them to a degree and am grateful for the opportunities they've provided me. But I belong to none of them, and I certainly don't suffer from any kind of psychotic attachments that would result in something like what you mentioned above.
Hey, now. . .

Are you maybe suggesting that you haven't ALWAYS been proud of your country (whichever one)?

Cuz, that would just be wrong.

One must ALWAYS be proud of their country.

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