I was browsing facebook groups and came across these amusing examples of national humour:
Notable is the passages in each referring to gun ownership:
1 (English to the Americans):
You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.
2 (Americans to the English):
You will not be allowed to own guns. This is because you fail to see how harmless wooden shields and spears are compared to a weapon capable of firing a projectile at upwards of 2,700 feet per second (Refer to the Anglo-Zulu War). You only pretend to be pompous intellects because you don’t have the testicular fortitude to own a gun, and thus only rely on drive by insults.
I would love to think that these two puerile arguments encapsulate the essence of each nation's foreign policy. Probably not, 'though.