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    Sep 17, 2015

    21 Reasons Americans Will Be Forever Indebted To The British

    Thank you for giving birth to America, J.K. Rowling.

    1. The Brits were so kind to bless us with David Beckham.

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    2. The U.S. should be thankful for Beckham's 🍰, too.

    3. Americans were also given the chance to listen to the angelic voices of The Spice Girls, aka the greatest British girl group ever.

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    4. The U.S. wouldn't ever be exposed to great TV if it weren't for the UK.

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    Gotta love Orphan Black and Black Mirror.

    5. British singers rival almost every American singer who has ever graced a stage.

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    The only exception is Mariah Carey 'cause she's the best singer who has lived and she transcends all nationalities.

    6. The Brits let America win the Revolutionary War, because they are kind AF.

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    7. Because of the Brits, every American has grown up knowing what a telephone booth looks like.

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    Otherwise, we wouldn't have known!

    8. You could argue that Americans have been heavily influenced by the British automobile industry.

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    Especially in big cities like NYC.

    9. The literary world is a better place because of British authors like Kipling and Shelley.

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    10. Oh, and J.K. Rowling! The brilliant mind that gave us Harry Potter is from Britain and she's left an indelible mark on the world.

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    That is reason enough you should run out and kiss the first Brit you see.

    11. The U.S. wouldn't have known about how amazing it is to pair fish with potatoes if it weren't for our friends across the pond.

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    12. Americans should be thankful because the British accent alone is enough to make anyone's heart flutter.

    13. Certain British words are COOLER than the usual English words.

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    14. The second greatest supermodel to ever hit a runway is British. The world is a better place because of Naomi Campbell.

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    Note: The greatest supermodel ever is Tyra Banks.

    15. The Brits have ROYALTY. Americans don't have anything that compares.

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    16. Also, British people will go out in public like this. Are Americans ever this experimental with fashion?

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    Answer: They are not.

    17. The Queen's Guard knows all about that!

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    So stoic.

    18. British desserts are on another level! Gimme the Jammie Dodgers and no one gets hurt.

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    19. The Magna Carta is a legendary artifact. It is also older than the U.S. Constitution, which automatically makes it more important and far more superior.

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    Just ~kidding~ ILU, Constitution.

    20. The British call their automobiles Road Wheelies!

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    Americans just say "car." That isn't rad! :'(

    21. And finally, British people don't wait in LINE they QUEUE up! How frickin' classy?! Americans gotta step it up!

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