Yet Another Urban Legend Disproved

John Cleese

Potem, ko je Bush jr. drugič snedel volitve, sem nekje na netu našel dokument z naslovom “Revocation of independence“. Bojda naj bi ga spisal John Cleese, tole pa so nekateri bolj zabavni poudarki:


To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent 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 Right Honourable 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
(…)
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.

The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour’; skipping the letter ‘U’ is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters.

You will end your love affair with the letter ‘Z’ (pronounced ‘zed’ not ‘zee’) and the suffix “ize” will be replaced by the suffix “ise.”

….in tako naprej…. Celotno besedilo (še enkrat) je tule.

A tudi ta urbana legenda se je razblinila. Ni bil John Cleese, pač pa neki Alan Baxter iz Rochestra, vsaj tako trdijo na sopes.com. Škoda sicer, ampak še vedno je zabavno

Electoral vote (O say, can’t you see, by the dawn’s early light…)

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(photo via Global Cop)

Medtem ko smo v Deželi že odvrgli glasove in ponekod že izvolili župane (nekje jih pa še bodo), se na kongresne volitve pripravljajo v ZDA. Glede na to, da Ameri letos ne volijo predsednika, je show deležen daleko manj pozornosti kot pred dvema letoma – vsaj v Evropi.

 Tam čez pa gre vse skupaj zelo na nož, saj prvič po dvanajstih letih obstaja možnost, da bodo vsaj enega od obeh domov kongresa prevzeli demokrati.

 V ZDA je anketarstvo dosti bolj natančna znanost kot pod Triglavom, tako da lahko obstajajo strani kot je Electoral Vote, ki je že leta 2004 napovedovala izid predsedniških volitev na podlagi nebroja opravljenih anket, letos pa to isto tlako opravlja na temo sedežev v senatu in predstavniškem domu.