May 20, 1774

On This Date in! in 1774 Britain’s Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to punish the American colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. American’s were publicly chastised for failing to add unnecessary ‘u’s’ to words like behaviour, colour, and flavour as well as the increasing use of dentists and toothbrushes and toothpowders. The cooking of meats and breads so that they were tasty and delicious was also ridiculed as being effeminate and French-like.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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