|Above: Winner of Superbowl XLIX,|
this guy. Final score, uh, 15-love?
Gray, a member of the U.K.'s Green party, wants to move the Scottish border south, back to Hadrian's Wall putting several English cities in Scotland. I say back because the wall, built by the Romans in 122, was originally put up to keep the Scots out of the rest of Britain. Under Gray's proposal, it would be doing kind of the opposite. Taste that? That's historical irony.
|The wall ultimately proved ineffective when Pictish raiders|
discovered that they could, you know, just step over it.
|One country's national dish is another country's|
early indicator of serial killer tendencies.
Sort of? Maybe? The distinction between the countries that make up the United Kingdom is incredibly confusing to outsiders, and there really is no good analogy, but I guess it'd be kind of like if one of our States, say Pennsylvania, wanted to merge with New York because seriously, there's like nothing to do in Pennsylvania.
|Or if Spain wanted Florida back. Well, ok, it'd be nothing|
like that, but I really think we should look into selling Florida.
Let's Ask British People!
|Pictured: The Middle East...for no reason.|
"Tyne and Wear is a single conurbation, putting a border down the middle is just barmy."
-Nick Brown, MP,
I, uh...I think he's against it? Fortunately for us, British journalism is fair and unbiased, so the BBC also sought out opinions from both sides of the issue. Here's what Nick Brown's political opponent thinks about it:
Conservative Candidate, Newcastle East
Oh come on, are those even words? Seriously, watch the video. Can you follow them? Oscar Wilde once wrote "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language" and that's hilarious and all, but nothing these two guys just said could possibly have been in english. I mean, I've seen every episode of Are You Being Served? so I should be able to understand English people, but these guys could be reciting Beowulf for all I know. No wonder Gray wants to give up and join Scotland...
|Mrs. Slocumbe is actually referring to her cat, |
but some double entendres cross cultural lines.