Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day all.

Social networking sites are full of patriotism this weekend and especially today. It's our birthday, after all. It's always nice to see people celebrating the true cause of the holiday rather than just indulging on the long weekend. I wanted to take a moment to relay to you one of the funnier things I had seen along the way.

We've all seen the adage:
"If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you can read this in English, thank a soldier."

That holds true 99.9% of the time. Our military has ensured it in the past and promises to continue to do so in the future. What made that funny today was that  at the end it said, "Happy 4th of July. Thanks for our independence." It was a nice sentiment, but just made me laugh. Does anyone see where I'm going with this yet?

Well... we won our independence from England. "If you can read this in English, thank a soldier." I'm fairly certain that if our soldiers failed and we lost the war to England, we'd still be speaking English today. Just a thought.

1 comment:

Tommy W. said...

When you get down to it you're absolutely right. Thankfully though we defeated the British otherwise we'd be eating chips with our burgers and buying cartons of fags to smoke.