The British (serves 60 million)
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.
Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians,
Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some
Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese
Then add to the melting pot.
Leave the ingredients to simmer.
As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.
Allow time to be cool.
Add some unity, understanding, and respect forthefuture,
Serve with justice
Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating
one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter
Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the
people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all.
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Acesso em: 12 dez. 2018 (fragmento).