Fear not fellow Americans. Even if the Queen does try to revoke our independance, rest assured jobs will patent monarchy and send men in suits with cease and desist orders her way
Jobsy's too late... Her Majesty has held the patent on monarchy for the last 55 years and owns the copyright on all such related words. However, in her benevolence, Her Majesty will allow you to use words like monarch, regal and princely in sentences which refer to herself and the Royal Family in a kindly manner... the one word she does not mind being used freely and out of 'royal context' is queen without the capital Q, given that it refers to persons such as Sir Elton John.
Come to think of it, HG, which I do, your sentence did not refer to Her Majesty in a kindly manner... so expect a 'we are not amused' letter in the mail real soon... cos I reckon you're in deep doo-doo.
To show how closely Her Majesty guards and protects the Monarchy, she sued Disney-Pixar (of which I believe Jobs is a board member) for the use of 'Lion King" in the title of its animated feature film.... and she won. Her Majesty's argument, and rightly so, was that the name 'Lion King' too closely resembled that of her ancestor, King Richard The Lionhearted, and thus violated her patent and copyright.
As I recall, Jobsy scurried away with his tail between his legs that day... and no doubt he will again this time. While Her Majesty is a benevolent and gracious Queen, she is a formidible opponent if you get on the wrong side of her (hence my deep doo-doo warning), and she will sic the Knights of the Realm onto Jobsy quicker than the speed of light. Of course, the Knights of the Realm are all lawyers these days, but that makes them no less fearsome, nor less able or ready to joust.
Oh yeah, and another thing, Jobsy isn't going to get his men past the Palace gates... not going by his Mac vs PC ads. Nope, those scruffy looking yuppy types (and with no neckties) that Jobsy has seen fit to represent the image of Apple/Mac wouldn't make it past the palace guards... assuming of course that they make it past Customs/Immigration authorities at Heathrow.
Yes, I'm afraid that fighting Her Majesty's reclaimation of the Amarican Colonies is a lost cause... but not to worry. Like I said, Her Majesty is a very benevolent and gracious queen, but more importantly, she will rid you of the Sarah Palin menace, which is probably the kindest act of all.
Aw look, it wont be so bad under British rule.... youll get to hear Her Majesty's Christmas message, and everybody gets a day off for the Queen's birthday.
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