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To the citizens of the United States of America

  1. Dec 11, 2006 #1

    brewnog

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    Apologies if you've seen it before, but I've only just rediscovered this. Please don't hate me, or send me to hell...

     
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  3. Dec 11, 2006 #2

    Evo

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    It's been a long time since I've seen, just as funny the second time!!!! :rofl:
     
  4. Dec 11, 2006 #3

    Gokul43201

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  5. Dec 11, 2006 #4

    brewnog

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    Gokul you poo, I even searched for it this time! I'll give you 50p a year if you promise to check before every post I make that it's not already been said. 4 badges? I'd expect you to be able to do it without noticing, hero.

    (It wasn't from John Cleese though apparently)
     
  6. Dec 11, 2006 #5

    Evo

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    Gokul does have god-like search powers. :tongue:
     
  7. Dec 11, 2006 #6

    BobG

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    He'll appoint George W Bush just so reporters will ask him if Bush is Blair's 'poodle'.

    Roundabouts would be fun. They had those in Italy. If they have a large enough radius, they're only scary. If they have a small radius, they earn nicknames like the 'The Circle of Death'.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2006 #7
    I haven't seen this before. Thanks for the laughs. :rofl:
     
  9. Dec 11, 2006 #8
    We Zoobies have discussed it and our consenus is: God save the Queen!
     
  10. Dec 11, 2006 #9
    The name sounds a bit like Google too! :tongue2:
     
  11. Dec 11, 2006 #10

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    How about a compromise? Americans will learn how to pronounce 'burgh' if Brits learn how to pronounce Sioux City.

    There was a young man from Sioux
    Who was asked one day if he knioux
    That the pubs in Milngavie
    On Sundays are dravie.
    He replied, "Yes, indeed, Sir, I dioux."


    I admit - that's a Trojan Horse. Not even the Bush twins know how to pronounce Sioux City. I just don't want to see Americans struggle to learn the new spelling and pronunciation of Beau Fleuve, New York.
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2006 #11

    verty

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    I don't laugh at such stuff, it belies something very dark.
     
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    For that matter, I suspect 99.9999% of Americans don't know how to pronounce 'Milngavie' (although one could deduce it from the poem).

    Even more amazingly, the poem seems to imply that I pronounce Sioux correctly.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2006 #13

    BobG

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    That's impossible! It's the French spelling of an American Indian word pronounced in English by an American, most likely of German descent.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2006 #14

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    World Baseball Classic winner Japan will be amused to learn they are not located outside of North America.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2006 #15
    "I for one welcome our new overlords".


    So, really - who killed JFK?
     
  17. Dec 11, 2006 #16
    Hell yes. They can read and write.
    I heard it was a lone gunman.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 11, 2006 #17

    BobG

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    If you were British, you'd know the answer is obvious - all of them did it!

    Shots in the Dark

    With a team consisting of bus driver, software engineer, civil servant, nursery assistant, retired policeman, and high school student, how could there be any question?

    It is puzzling how many people in Great Britain are fascinated by who killed Kennedy. It's almost as puzzling as Americans' fascination with the death of Princess Diana.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2006 #18
    We hereby inform Her Majesty that also exempted from the revocation is a small village on an island, named Nieuw Amsterdam, commonly inappropriately indicated as New York. Another Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende has declared the transaction of 1664AD void about trading Surinam with Nieuw Amsterdam.

    We wish Her Majesty all the best with the revocation of Surinam.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2006 #19

    Chi Meson

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    While we're at it, make the rest of us pronounce Glasgow correctly. (It's not "Glass-cow" dammit!)

    We can work on "Sauchiehall Street" and "Menzies" later.
     
  21. Dec 11, 2006 #20

    Gokul43201

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    What Americans??!! :confused:

    Oh, you mean these guys!

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2715696&page=1

     
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