United Kingdom finally to be renamed United Queendom

Funny story written by IainB

Monday, 21 November 2011

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I shall be queen forever so yah boo sucks Charlie boy

It's taken sixty years of Great Britain having a female monarch, but after an act of parliament this morning, the country will officially be renamed to the United Queendom.

"It's about time," said Prince Philip. "It confuses all those bloody foreigners. They think I'm the bloody king. As if. I'd make a right pigs ear out of it. Leave it Liz I say."

The most noticeable change will be that all .co.uk web addresses will now end .co.uq instead.

"Some people are going to have to do a bit of work to make sure their web sites are up to date," said Neil Ling, head of the NICE organisation that runs the UK internet. "But it is worth it to have them reflect actuality."

French Connection UK are a little upset at the news that their famous FCUK store will have to become FCUQ, which doesn't look at all rude.

"I'd say it was a bad move," said Felicity Camilla Underwood-Kirsten, CEO of FCUK. "If only we could think of a way of keeping the name. It's become a bit of a brand by now."

Not everybody thinks that hurrying into renaming an entire country just because a monarch is a woman and manages to retain the throne for more than a week.

"My mother cannot live forever," said Prince Charles. "Indeed, it's a surprise she's lived this long. Not that I'm doing anything to hasten her demise, you understand. She's simply advancing in years. It seems a waste to change it to UQ and then only have to change it again in a few years."

"Charles is right. About them having to change it," said Liz. "After Scotland gains independence we're hardly going to look very united are we?"

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