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The far-seeing British Empire

 
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At last, the truth is revealed.

The British king - realizing America is quite a long way from here - ordered airports to be built, back in 1771, so troops could be flown in.

When war was declared in 1776, savage hand-to-hand fighting broke out in the duty-free section of Boston airport, mostly over the tins of Darjeeling tea and the Ferrero Rocher choccies.

Peace was established in 1804, but no restitution was ever paid for the airports.

not_morrison_rm, Jul 05 2019

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doctorremulac3, Jul 05 2019
  

       See the transcript of Trump's latest speech for an explanation.
RayfordSteele, Jul 05 2019
  

       This is all based upon a misunderstanding by the colonials of the strangulated accents of the English ruling classes, whose vowel mangling lead Americans to misunderstand references to "our ports" and "air ports". The current American president has a deep and nuanced knowledge of history and it is not his fault that his subtle joke was lost on the cultural marxists who make up the US mainstream media.
calum, Jul 05 2019
  

       //This is all based upon a misunderstanding by the colonials of the strangulated accents of the English ruling classes,//   

       Just heard on the news that American kids that watch Peppa Pig cartoons are starting to speak with English Accents.   

       Fortunately I see through that obvious plot and am taking donations to start a fund get our kids back to speaking proper English.   

       We will not be re-colonized.
doctorremulac3, Jul 05 2019
  

       No, but you will be Assimilated. Resistance is futile.
8th of 7, Jul 05 2019
  

       //No, but you will be Assimilated. Resistance is futile.//   

       Best get your pipe and slippers then, and remember to wrap up warm for the trip.
Loris, Jul 06 2019
  

       Oh, there they are ... yes, [MB] is getting very forgetful in his old age ... yes, he's left his tartan traveling blanket too. Of course he can't go anywhere without is Zimmer frame ...   

       And there's that distinctive, lingering odour too. Yet again he didn't make it to the toilet in time.
8th of 7, Jul 07 2019
  

       // the cultural marxists who make up the US mainstream media //   

       No one ever blames the Engelists, but, let's face it, they were both writing from Manchester, Engeland
4and20, Jul 07 2019
  

       Hence Karl's oft-misquoted football chant, "Workers of the world, United ! U - ni - ted !"
8th of 7, Jul 07 2019
  

       ha
theircompetitor, Jul 07 2019
  

       // Just heard on the news that American kids that watch Peppa Pig cartoons are starting to speak with English Accents.   

       (UK fights back with all spaghetti westerns dubbed into received pronunciation, leading to more genteel shootings and/or who's the quickest on the drawl)
not_morrison_rm, Jul 08 2019
  

       // American kids that watch Peppa Pig cartoons//   

       <Starts to storyboard cartoon version of "Animal Farm " including Peppa Pig chanting "Four legs good, two legs better " ... />
8th of 7, Jul 08 2019
  

       //Four legs good, two legs better "   

       Which does raise the question...why are all Borg two-legged, aren't there any many-legged species to assimilate?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 08 2019
  

       More legs require more processing. As it is, they can barely walk and chew gum.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 08 2019
  

       //aren't there any many-legged species to assimilate?//   

       Sure there are, but then you have to retool all the production lines for the implants & prosthetic limb replacements & that's such a hassle, so the borg tend to just render them into protein shakes for the drones, it's still assimilation, just a different sort.
Skewed, Jul 08 2019
  

       I was going to say that there are only 2 legs when a Borg is having sex, which is why there are so few of them, but I'm just glad I didn't, knowing how prone Borgs are to self-abuse.
4and20, Jul 09 2019
  
      
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