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Revocation of Independence

Axel Hoffmann - Thu Nov 16 10:28:00 2000


NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE


To the citizens of the United States of America,


In the light of your failure to elect a 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 rt. hon.
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. 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".


2. There is no such thing as "US English". We will let Microsoft know
on your behalf.


3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents.
It really isn't that hard.


4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as
the good guys.


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.


7. You should declare war on Quebec and France, using nuclear weapons
if they give you any merde. The 97.85% of you who were not aware that
there is a world outside your borders should count yourselves lucky.
The Russians have never been the bad guys.
"Merde" is French for "sh*t".


8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 8th will be a new
national holiday, but only in England. It will be called
"Indecisive Day".


9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for
your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what
we mean.


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


Thank you for your co-operation.
Giles RM Morgan
Consultant





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