Americans still don’t get British Humor.

James Hanley

James Hanley is a two-bit college professor who'd rather be canoeing.

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38 Responses

  1. greginak says:

    I’ve always said anything less then 199 years is soon to joke about burning a capitol building. So this is funny. Somebody needs to tweet “Lighten up Francis.”Report

  2. KatherineMW says:

    I think it’s funny, too. Guys, it’s been 200 years.

    In honour of my country, I contribute this:

  3. El Muneco says:

    I think it’s funny, too. In any case, we’ve been square with England since 29 June 1950.Report

  4. Damon says:

    American’s don’t get out much…out of the country.


  5. Glyph says:

    We don’t get British humor, because they misspell it.

    Our cross-Atlantic neigbour’s insistence on an extraneous vowel causes us to harbour all sorts of reservations, of every flavour, and colour our perceptions of their honour.

    Come on, Limeys, it’s not always about u.Report

  6. j r says:

    So this one of those stories where all the reporting was done in Twitter?

    I’ve long thought that in the summer all the real WaPo reporters go on vacation and just hand the keys over to interns.Report

    • Kim in reply to j r says:

      WaPo reporters are always on vacation.
      Draw a pretty graph, and you can get on the front page! (at least of the finance section).
      … yup, that lazy.Report

  7. veronica d says:

    This would be a pretty lousy comment between (for example) the US and China, given the level of ongoing adversity between us. But between us and the UK? OMG are you serious?

    I laughed.

    (In fact, I eagerly await the Canadian contribution.)Report