Thursday, August 31, 2006

British reserve

Thanks to Dan Appleyard for passing this on to me. This is part of the text. Good to see a healthy sense of humour (humor?) about these things on the other side of the Atlantic.

"We British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist bombing and threats to destroy aircraft and therefore have raised our security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved'. I understand that security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the Blitz in 1940 - when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been officially re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance". (The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the Great Fire of London in 1666)."

1 comment:

St said...

Lovely. All the terms sound like understudies for the seven dwarfs.