England and America, it is often said, are two countries separated by the same language. AMRITA THOMAS forwards this chainmail doing the rounds on US President George W. Bush‘s amazing ability to twist and turn the Queen’s tongue:
# The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.
# If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.
# One word sums up probably the responsibility of the governor, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.
# I have made good judgments in the past. And I have made good judgments in the future.
# The future will be better, tomorrow.
# I stand by all the misstatements I have made.
# We have a very firm commitment to NATO; we are a part of NATO. We have a very firm commitment to Europe; we are a part of Europe.
# A lower voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
# We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
# For NASA, space is still a high priority.
# Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
# It isn’t pollution that is harming our environment; it’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.
# It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.
# Public speaking is very easy.
And you thought vice president Dan Quayle who vowed to learn Latin because he was going to Latin America was bad.