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Update From dygel
Yes, most of you figured it out - today certainly was April Fools' day. Kudos to those of you who saw through our clever little illusion and had some fun along with us. Those of you who forgot this crucial little holiday can relax now. There really was no coup d'etat of the website by the British admins. Today was just a day to poke a little fun at the ongoing American/British rivalry that we admins are so fond of jibing with each other over behind the scenes.

No one was actually banned for this event, nor did anyone actually get any extra privileges. All the status symbol changing you've seen today was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Those symbols will be returning back to normal again as those involved log back into deviantART.

I hope you enjoyed our little prank! Continue being devious! =D

Sincerely,
dygel :dygel:


The Original Post By kronix
Today is a day of great change for deviantART. For too long the British staff members of this site have idly sat by as our nation's heritage is plundered before our eyes. On this website, Americans are free to bastardise Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's English as they see fit. They are at liberty to mock our customs, our accent, our history, and our teeth. No longer will we allow this to occur. History will look back and smile on us this day, just as history smiles on the valiant British troops who so bravely defended His Majesty's Empire against the evil American fanatics, in what you Americans call the War of Independence.

Simply put, the British staff members have taken over deviantART and banned the previous administration. And it's about bloody time we had some changes around here. The most prominent being the immediate banning of any Americans who violate the new policies we have introduced. Read on for more…

As part of our reforms, deviantART is now a British company. That means the impending branding of the site in the glorious red, white and blue of the Union Jack, our sacred flag. We will administrate this site with the same grace and sophistication which all British people display. Not only will deviantART be run as a British company, but it's users are now required to follow our civilised and elegant ways. As of today, the following rules are being enforced:

:bulletblue: SPELLINGS
All American spellings of British words are now banned on this site. The following is just a sample of what is no longer permitted on deviantART, with the required spellings in brackets:
Mom (mum)
Color (colour)
Gray (grey)
Fetus (foetus)
Theater (theatre)
Criticize (criticise)


:bulletblue: PHRASES AND WORDS
You peons are also required to use British phrases and words for the following (required British phrases/words are in brackets):
Wow (Cor blimey)
That's great (pukka)
Thank you (Cheers guv'nor)
Hello ('Ello 'Ello)
Oh my god (Bloomin' heck)
How are you? (Been a'ight mate?)
Damn Democrats! (Damn Germans!)
Can I have a beer? (Gimme a pint, Guv)
Ass (arse)
Hood (bonnet)
Trunk (boot)
Restroom (crapper)
God Bless America (God Save the Queen)


Please note that any American who uses the term "soccer" will have their IP banned from deviantART and their gallery purged. Not only that, but the last 10 people who have commented on that American's user page will also be banned. Let that be an incentive for you Americans to refer to the beautiful game as FOOTBALL and not "soccer". No exceptions will be made.


:bulletblue: MANDATORY FOOTER FOR ALL POSTS
All posts must now end with the sentence "God Save The Queen" as a mark of respect for Her Majesty Elizabeth II. Again, no exceptions will be made.

:bulletblue: PROTECTION OF THE BRITISH REALM
Any attempt to mock or tarnish the reputation of Great Britain will be met with an instant ban. In disputes over policy such as harassment, the word of a British deviant will be worth twice that of a non-British deviant.You'll also notice that not only have the current British staff acquired Core Administrator ($ or £) statuses, but a number of virtuous British deviantART members have been recruited in order to ensure the smooth operation of the Queen's deviantART.

The British are coming, you say? We're already here, and we're running things now.


Sincerely,
£kronix
£phae
£blackice
£ost2life
£jnc
£hameed
£randomcasualty
£hypermind



God Save the Queen
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
:rofl:... you peons... what a GREAT April Fool's joke! Classic! Regarding the expressions, have never heard of many of them... didn't realize "arse" was an English expression, nor did I ever realize why I see "Gray" spelled "Grey". Figured it was just one of those words were the spelling could go either way. And, um... I was decades old when I found out that anyone ever called soccer football!! :lmao:
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
£deviantARTGear approves this post. Pip pip.
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McMooffinz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY.
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:iconbaz135:
Baz135 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're a tad late.
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:iconmcmooffinz:
McMooffinz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't really care :)
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:iconjoshuaartwork:
JoshuaArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
LOL! I just found this on wikipedia. God save the Queen and gimme a pint, gov.
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:icon8silentfootsteps8:
8SilentFootsteps8 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I so didn't even notice..
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup::lol: Best April Fools joke ever!

:music: God Save the Queen! :music:
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:iconvertraut:
Vertraut Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Writer
but i love soccer...
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
SOCCER
GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
..and you're banned.

Pip pip, cheerio.
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:iconkael-thas-sunstrider:
Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Soccer is not a real sport ¬_¬
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:iconsigurdhosenfeld:
SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Classic. :lol:
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:iconlordgonz:
lordgonz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
lol very funny


but ...well...if the site becomes British (i know this is a joke...but i'm serious lol) ..... and if it get us rid of the "Submission Agreement"..Then why not !
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MattGAllan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004  Professional Photographer
XD.
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:iconrubycored:
Rubycored Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004
:rofl:
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:iconpuchiko-gurl:
Puchiko-gurl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004   Photographer
Can we say,'shitter'?
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JessicaRose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
soccersoccersoccersoccersoccersoccersocc ersoccer lol
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:iconzix:
Zix Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
*grin* Highly amusing.

However, in Britain the correct way to spell foetus is actually fetus. It's a fairly new convention and the old one hasn't really left the language yet, but the correct scientific spelling is with no 'o'.

God save the Queen.
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stanto Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
urgh. I don't even know a single brit who speaks like that.

:P
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:iconlusitana:
lusitana Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
i've been living in england since 2002 now - i can't stand their slang anymore! they drive me crazy!
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:iconphydw:
phydw Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
HaHa
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:iconsabotage:
sabotage Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LoL i wasnt even logged on to see this prank, thats the fourth prank i saw i guesss, been logged in since 2000 with pride :D!
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sabotage Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LoL i wasnt even logged on to see this prank, thats the fourth prank i saw i guesss, been logged in since 2000 with pride :D!
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:iconnarev:
Narev Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
i want post some word...
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:iconnarev:
Narev Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
soccer, soccer, soccer! its my life~
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:iconpuchiko-gurl:
Puchiko-gurl Featured By Owner May 3, 2004   Photographer
What if we're part British?Does that count?
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:iconcyrostir:
cyrostir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
please see a dentist!!!! (or seek some counsling)

that is all I have to say :P
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:iconridikitty:
ridikitty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004   Photographer
If April 1st is known as April Fool, then what's April the 30th known as? After all, today is the last day of April:D ;)
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:iconh3lp:
h3lp Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
the last day in april??
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:iconsword-:
sword- Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
wawwwwww..........
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foonacha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
if only this jape was true! Maybe we`d have to put up with less Europhile crap over here in Gods green & pleasant land.

God save Dale Winton! ;)
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Kitsune-Youkai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
oops I almost forgot


God may save the queen IF.... of crap I forgot what I was gonna say X_X
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Kitsune-Youkai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
HAHAHAHA!!! I know it's not NEAR april fools day now but that was funny!!! XDDD BTW I'm american and I don't think I coulda remembered that brain ran out the window. o.O
nsfjhihgfiuwevehgfvliudf oops sorry the crazy man with a salad for hair sat on my keyboard again. NEwayz great april fools joke!!!
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c4rri3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
ahaha thats great
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:iconblack-links34:
black-links34 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004   Digital Artist
*reads rest* funneh but then again im northern... BLOODY SOUTHERNERS!!!
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:iconblack-links34:
black-links34 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004   Digital Artist
*looks at title* ummm, I'm British:fork:
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Aneki-Neko-134 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
HONEST TO BLOODY GOD IT SHOULDA BEEN THE IRISH TAKING OVER! but great none the less.



God Save My Ass.... The Queen Can Kiss It Too!
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professtional2b Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
i waz just going through the replys & i found ur's
i really can't help laughing
gr8 one
P.S i gave u a rating of 5 as well
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freeway Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
well, in the words of my irish ansestors, and the rest of us when that fat jerk at the flogging molly show, shouted god save the queen (at a flippin St. Patrick's day concert put on by an IRISH band) **** your bloody queen!

feels better
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kindel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
As a British citizen, all I have to say to that is cor blimey and damnations. We'll smoke those damn blighter American's out yet, we were once the greatest nation on the earth and we shall once more take our place.

God save the Queen!

:p
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anly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004  Professional Photographer
You know i'm so glad that I wasn't about when this whole thing took place. It scared me...
Yeah anyways can I just say that I actually think the queen should hurry up and die or something?!. Not to go against my country or anything but shes just an over paid granny that lives off the the tax payer.
I take great pride in knowing that I help her sit on her cushy arse all day waving her bloody hand and always refering to herself in the 3rd person 0.o One will be off one thinks... hmm yeah

*God don't save the queen make room for the next generation*

*Jumps up and down* I love her really, oh and a late april fools day!
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Writerhavoc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004   Writer
lol thats so funny
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LlExitLl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
MY FIRST POSt...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH H

Funny :)
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coastlineusa321 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
lov it :bounce:
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:iconinsomniacc:
insomniacc Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
well its all good.
Alrite chaps, im off, tally ho!

god save the queen.
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smige2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
heh, im a bit late...



im british though, and we hardly use any of those phrases :P
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:iconh3lp:
h3lp Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
yeah who actualy says that govner one and "crapper"????
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loveistru666 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Writer
hee hee

good times... good times... :D :D
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:iconloveistru666:
loveistru666 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Writer
hee hee that was funny i laughed pretty hard!
Fell off the floor im afraid... (lol) (thats what the british say)
:D :D :D :D :D :D

ha haa
;)
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fxboy4eva Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Call me sad, or maybe I just don't check in often enough, but I didn't even know there were any British Admins on Devart, ah well, brainspooge imminent fishfishfishfishfishfishfishfishfishfish fishfishfishfishfishfishfishfishfish.... ...mmoooooooooo!
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