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How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

A friend (and relative) who has travelled the world has posted in facebook:

"We are America: greatest, free-est, best, country God ever put on the face of the planet." -Steven Colbert

How does one reply without starting WWIII?

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Old 03.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

No you are not.
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

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A friend who has travelled the world has posted in facebook:

"We are America: greatest, free-est, best, country God ever put on the face of the planet." -Steven Colbert

How does one reply without starting WWIII?
I would reply "pity they don`t teach you good grammar there as well"
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

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A friend (and relative) who has travelled the world has posted in facebook:

"We are America: greatest, free-est, best, country God ever put on the face of the planet." -Steven Colbert

How does one reply without starting WWIII?

He's quoting Colbert, hence he is joking about it.
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:27
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How does one reply without starting WWIII?
One doesn't.

One turns off the computer, goes for a walk, looks at the Alps bathed in the sunshine of the early spring, smiles smugly to oneself and forgets about it.

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Old 03.03.2011, 12:27
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He's quoting Colbert, hence he is joking about it.
Really? I didn't realize Colbert's a comedian.
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:27
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

you don't, you just pity them
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:30
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Really? I didn't realize Colbert's a comedian.


Check Colbert out vvvv

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Old 03.03.2011, 12:32
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

I'm afraid you've been had.

(pssst.... it's SATIRE if he's quoting Colbert)
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:34
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:41
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

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Really? I didn't realize Colbert's a comedian.

please say this is sarcasm. I'm a bit slow on the uptake. But this is sarcasm right?
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:47
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

That quote was from tuesday's episode, if i recall correctly, when he was interviewing some journalist from the new yorker who was going on about the Chinese emulating America and beating it at its own game.
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please say this is sarcasm. I'm a bit slow on the uptake. But this is sarcasm right?
Well, I'd never heard of him either.
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:56
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Me neither.
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:56
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

OMG one of my FB friends just posted " Here? In a sixth form girl's dormitory? At three o'clock in the morning?"

What should I reply?!











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Old 03.03.2011, 12:58
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

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fair enough, but the first thing I do when I see and extreme quote on facebook, I do a quick google/wikipedia search.

Definitely before I ask english speakers in switzerland for advice
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Old 03.03.2011, 12:59
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fair enough, but the first thing I do when I see and extreme quote on facebook, I do a quick google/wikipedia search.

Definitely before I ask english speakers in switzerland for advice
I don't know about that. I trust the EF forum as much as I trust wikipedia.
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"We are America: greatest, free-est, best, country God ever put on the face of the planet." -Steven Colbert

How does one reply without starting WWIII?
Why bother replying, everyone has the right to believe that they live in a "perfect place".
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Old 03.03.2011, 13:00
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OMG one of my FB friends just posted " Here? In a sixth form girl's dormitory? At three o'clock in the morning?"

What should I reply?!
Pfft, whatever was he thinking?
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Old 03.03.2011, 13:01
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I don't know about that. I trust the EF forum as much as I trust wikipedia.

seriously----I'm guessing this is another situation where I'm missing the sarcasm
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