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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?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 31-Dec-13 00:19:18

It's quite far away

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

LaurieFairyCake Tue 31-Dec-13 00:20:02

Though the tv would be good

And the hot dogs


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 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!

LaurieFairyCake Tue 31-Dec-13 00:27:19


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 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?


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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