The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent virus threat and have therefore raised their threat level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, level may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross."
The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.
The virus has been re-categorised from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's Get the Bastard." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its alert level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far, no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.
This post is thanks to my cousin Jenny in NZ who is now in lockdown but is knitting cheerfully and like all of us reading, gardening and listening to music. She tells me all ANZAC Day (Australian and NZ forces day), 25 April celebrations have been cancelled as have Greece's big national day celebrations and parades on 25th March. Inevitable.
The Olympic Games were postponed indefinitely by the Japanese today. Inevitable. I wonder what they will do with the Olympic flame handed over to them in Athens last Thursday. That should be kept lit till the next opening ceremony, whenever.
No Easter celebrations this year but I bet in this house we will dye red eggs and make easter cookies. Mustn't forget the traditions.
I love that. So funny. At least we can still laugh at ourselves!ReplyDelete
I had a good laugh too. Just we all needDelete
Carry on gardening Linda. Thanks for the laughs.ReplyDelete
It's raining today. Perfect for planting in a few days.Delete
It made me laugh, so true of us Brits. A bloody nuisance it is. Thanks for sharing Linda, and thanks to cousin Jenny xxReplyDelete
I knew the Brits could laugh at themselves but the joke was much longer, including french, German and Italians. They would not have thought it funny as well so I cropped it for us to enjoyDelete
Yes, judging by what has just happened on my blog with a German you are right to chop that bit!Delete
That had me laughing. I read it out to my husband, he thought it was funny, but said I need to work on the accents!ReplyDelete
Easter without koulourakia? Never!
(I hope I've got the name right)
Lovely that you gave him the whole packet! Koulourakia, good girl for remembering! At least we won't be making mountains of them this yearDelete
Fun post Linda :)ReplyDelete
As long as I've got plenty of crafty stuff to do - we'll be right.
No pubs and cafes open - no problem.....close the golf course down and I'll have a problem with a certain person lol
They haven't filled up the holes on the golf course? I heard they did that somewhere, Spain, I think. That be a disaster, for youDelete
That was funny! I read it out loud to husband who is in the other room. Don't know how a Canadian take on things would be described. Yes, please continue to dye those gorgeous red eggs! -JennReplyDelete
Thank goodness for digital communication so we can spread some humourDelete
Yes we are in total lockdown here. My other half who works for chorus is classes as an essential worker to fixes faults in peoples phone lines and internet, thank goodness for people like him cos without the internet I think there would be many riots.ReplyDelete
He really is an essential worker. Look after him!! We would all be totally at a loss these difficult days without internet.Delete
I liked this post.ReplyDelete
Hey Yael. Thinking of you just over the sea there. Hope all your family is wellDelete
I read that on Facebook and though omg how true lolReplyDelete
The world is really changing. But at least it’s bringing us all together and we have the internet to keep us all connected
I cant imagine this happening back in the old days when it was too expensive to call nz and letters took a couple of weeks. I also thank my lucky stars that all my greek family have stayed on the island. I might not be seeing them now but I know they are close and wellDelete
Just love that - thanks for the laugh.ReplyDelete
It was so good! Whoever wrote it got the english down so well. Unfortunately they also got the french , germans and italians but I dont think they have the same humour!Delete
The English attitude is just about right. They all went to the Pub' as usual, and are now all very miffed that Boris has said they must drink at home. It's just not British.ReplyDelete
At last the Japanese have seen the light. I wonder if there was any link between their previous reluctance and the fact that they have yet to declare any deaths from Coronavirus? Sounds suspicious.
Just the woed 'miffed' is so descriptive of them. Really funny, maybe it is the old fashioned version of the Brits but so lovely.Delete
How about Russia? No one knows what is going on up there.
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OMGosh those 'levels' are a bit funny, might nick them for me blog! Boris was an utter twat saying at the beginning they would let the virus run it's course!!! Utter idiot. Glad they are now taking sensible steps, albiet a bit on the late side. Stay safe Chick.ReplyDelete
Thanks Chris. Pass the 'joke' on.Delete
Hope the UK doesn't have a worse time with the virus because of stupid Boris.