History Professor Still Laughs at “The British are Coming”

Posted on March 9, 2012

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“I know it’s immature,” says University Professor Simon Richardson, “but I find it extraordinarily funny.” Richardson states that when teaching American History courses he “skips the Revolution completely…just to be safe.”

Besides the obvious sexual connotation to the legendary call of American revolutionary Paul Revere, Richardson also finds amusement in the phrase’s use of the present progressive tense. “He keeps calling ‘The British are coming!’” Richardson giggles, “Eventually he has to say ‘the British came!”, right?”

Richardson is in his sixth year teaching at Clark, and recently authored “How We Lost It: The Story of the Iraq War”. In the book he criticizes the lack of American intelligence, claiming that “you have to feel up Iraq before jumping in head first.”

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