To think the USA and UK should become 1 country

(350 Posts)
FortyDoorsToNowhere Tue 31-Dec-13 00:08:33

As the title says.

I think it should happen, not sure why exactly other than to pool out resources.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 31-Dec-13 00:15:42

You would need a fucking big bridge

sugarcoatediceberg Tue 31-Dec-13 00:16:29

I think YABU

I wouldn't want the UK to be part of the USA for many reasons; their healthcare system and their lax gun rules to name two of them

MummyBeerestCupOfCheerest Tue 31-Dec-13 00:18:08

Are you high?

It's quite far away

And they're quite different (generalising madly here) in the main to us

Though the tv would be good

And the hot dogs

<muses>

FrankAndFurt Tue 31-Dec-13 00:20:58

I have lived in the states, I don't think the US and the UK are compatible. confused

bunnymother Tue 31-Dec-13 00:21:29

If it means that J Crew would sell products in the UK for US prices, then I am all for your idea.

MardyBra Tue 31-Dec-13 00:22:04

WTF. I'm not American. I have respect for some Americans, but certainly not the gun-toting, anti healthcare, homosexual-hating, anti-feminist, evolution-denying evangelical bit.

Lemongrab Tue 31-Dec-13 00:22:12

YABVU. That is all.

MardyBra Tue 31-Dec-13 00:22:32

and they have shit chocolate.

bunnymother Tue 31-Dec-13 00:22:41

I think my post indicates the complexity of thought most appropriate for the OP's suggestion.

PedlarsSpanner Tue 31-Dec-13 00:23:01

GUFFAW at big bridge

no ta love, 'twould be a nation divided by a common language as well as by morals and mores (think about it)

wobblyweebles Tue 31-Dec-13 00:24:34

No thanks. I left the UK a few years ago and every time I dream I moved back I wake up crying.

The idea of going back to an NHS scares me too.

CustardoPaidforIDSsYFronts Tue 31-Dec-13 00:25:35

yeah i could do with a gun or three

i wanna be in a gang

and i wanna call a bobby a cop - in a brooklyn type accent

I also want to try some of the amazing pastries - and the pizza pie

I bet they couldn't do a great curry though

How ever the most important culinary question remains.....do they have chips and gravy? it's important

also Samual L jackson is awesome

VonHerrBurton Tue 31-Dec-13 00:25:45

I agree with sugarcoated.

80sMum Tue 31-Dec-13 00:25:55

Perish the thought!!!
The UK and USA have nothing in common!! Their culture is very 'foreign'. Just because they speak a form of English, doesn’t mean that what they say is always comprehensible!
Terrible idea. YABU!

weebly

Why would 'going back to an Nhs' scare you? confused

It's not like Halloween, the nurses don't dress like zombies

MardyBra Tue 31-Dec-13 00:27:26

Fuck. Not impressed by the thought of custardo with a gun.

MinnesotaNice Tue 31-Dec-13 00:27:47

Oooh yes, the chocolate! Will you all share the secret recipe? Before I moved to the UK, I thought I didn't care for milk chocolate. Turns out I just don't like the shit they call milk chocolate in the US! grin

wobblyweebles Tue 31-Dec-13 00:28:04

How ever the most important culinary question remains.....do they have chips and gravy? it's important

They do here but it's called poutine. Definitely can do a great curry too.

caramelwaffle Tue 31-Dec-13 00:28:13

The idea of going back to an NHS scares you wobbly?

Really?

My youngest child alone has had - conservatively calculating -
+GDP £210 000 worth of NHS treatment: I am very happy.

Just to balance the argument.

wobblyweebles Tue 31-Dec-13 00:30:18

*Why would 'going back to an Nhs' scare you? confused

It's not like Halloween, the nurses don't dress like zombies*

Gosh really? I thought they did.

Because of the underfunding and bureaucracy.

Sleepyhead33 Tue 31-Dec-13 00:31:00

NO way. The bully of the world and us-don't think it would work.

No idea why going back to an NHS would scare any American. what on earth do they have that's comparable?

goinggreyagain Tue 31-Dec-13 00:31:21

Custard after many years I have managed to find chips and gravy but its still not the proper stuff sad

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