Category Archive 'Burning of Washington'

26 Aug 2014

British Embassy Commemorates the Burning of the White House on Twitter

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The British Embassy in Washington commemorated the recent 200th Anniversary of the Burning of Washington by tweeting a photo of a cake in the form of the White House with the witty message:

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time!

Some Americans were appropriately amused, like Joanna Tompkins who awarded a: hat tip for the sheer ballsiness of this post!

But there are sufficient numbers of the pious and easily-offended out there that, before very long, the Brits were issuing an apology. At least, they did not remove the original tweet, though.

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