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John Cleese fala ao povo americano (3)

por Rui Castro, em 25.03.08

9. The Former U.S.A. will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have erroneously been calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it. 
10. 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. 

11. 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 British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. 

12. 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 McDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater. 

13. 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, calling for a tweebie "free catch", or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try Rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, just like they regularly thrash us. 

14. 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 that 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. 

15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad. 

16. 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). 

17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; and, of course, strawberries in season. 

God save the Queen. 

Only He can. 

John Cleese

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De Gabriel Silva a 25.03.2008 às 17:04

O texto é excelente.

Mas não é de John Cleese. Ver aqui:

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De Rui Castro a 25.03.2008 às 17:45

Obrigado, Gabriel. Fica a nota

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