British Embassy Learns It’s Still Too Soon to Joke About the War of 1812


It’s another example of Americans who just don’t get wry British humor.

Sunday marked the 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House during the War of 1812. The British Embassy in Washington, in cheeky fashion, tweeted a joke about the event and the two nations’ improved relationship.

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time!

— British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014

Apparently, 1814 is murky territory in terms of the “too soon” rule, and the tweet was met with some harsh criticism. Read more…

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via Mashable

Max Knoblauch


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