Monday 14 March 2011

Thank you for your comment...

I've just received the best comment of all time and thought it only appropriate that I shared it with you:

From "Anonymous" in response to my post re: Royal Warrants of Appointment: It is not the done thing to refer to Her Majesty the Queen as "Liz" and even the most common of commoners would not refer to her in this way. The majority of the British people are staunch supporters of the Queen. You seem to spend a great deal of blog time criticising the British way of life, this is insulting to the British readers who may happen upon your blog.

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for solving the mystery of who is marking every one of my posts offensive. I have been wondering about this for weeks!

Being non-British comes with certain benefits, including but not limited to, not being bound by the "done" way of doing things and not subscribing to the British idea of the class system, so I beg your forgiveness when I am not offended by you classifying me below the "most common of commoners".

If you have read more than this individual post in this blog (which do I need to remind you is MY blog?), you may have noticed that it is written in a very casual, often tongue in cheek manner, which would explain why I refer to Her Majesty The Queen as Liz (in MY blog, remember?) If you're honest with yourself, you can admit that she's probably been called worse.

As I can only assume that you have a lot of extra time on your hands, you may want to spend some of it informing the authors of this article, this article, and this one, and this one that they, like me, are bottom feeders and should show more respect.

If you find my writing offensive (and how can you? I haven't even touched on "Booze Britain" or the benefits culture yet!), I can only recommend that you step away from the computer and work on your stiff upper lip.

I claim it is actually you insulting the British people by thinking they would be remotely upset by the ramblings of a nobody blogger. If you are looking for a blog to blow hot air up your British skirt, may I suggest that this site may be more up your alley.

Thanks for reading and God Save the Queen.



  1. Brilliant response ;) I am utterly English (now living in Malta) and I am yet to be offended by your blog. Tally ho! xx

  2. Why thank you Haribo! (and thank your blog for reminding me that I am in desperate need of a manicure!)

  3. Love it, I am British, one of the minority who still likes the Royals and would refer to her as Liz, only time I wouldn't would be if I was talking to her lol!

    I don't think your blog is offensive, and if I did I wouldn't read it!

  4. Thank you Emma. I'm very sorry to inform you that according to "Anonymous", you, too, are common as muck. (See? Her insults never end!)

    Thanks for reading :)

  5. This is hilarious. When I told my (British) husband about it he said, "Where is Anonymous living? Hasn't she ever seen Spitting Image?"
    Hardly reverent...

  6. Haha. I love it, Meg!!

    My guess is that Anonymous is a self-righteous expat. Maybe she/he'll let us know. I'll even let him/her have their own guest post if they wants :)

  7. Hmmm... I agree that Anonymous doesn't sound British. No self-respecting British person (and I'm one) would take him/herself - or the Queen, for that matter - that seriously. After all, wasn't it Private Eye (a British publication) which nicknamed her Brenda?? Something tells me Anonymous is not a subscriber.

  8. I'll have to ask my husband (an avid Private Eye reader) about Brenda!