Remembering the 4th of July - British Style

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True story - I’ve mentioned that in college I worked for HBO sports at Wimbledon. We were there during the 4th and one of my British co-workers was reading a newspaper and said to me, “It says here that in the US they are celebrating Independence Day today. Independence from what?”

Surprised I said, “Well… actually… YOU!”

We talked about it and a few other Brits gathered around for the discussion. None of them had ever been taught that the US had fought GB for their independence. I found that quite humorous. The few who had even thought about it just kind of thought GB and the US had amicably parted ways or something.

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