The British Embassy is sorry for joking about that whole burning down Washington thing

The British Embassy is sorry for joking about that whole burning down Washington thing
(Image credit: Twitter.com/UKinUSA)

Sunday marked the bicentennial of the day the British occupied and burned down Washington during the War of 1812, and the British Embassy marked the occasion, oddly, with a jocular tweet and some sparklers. Within a couple of hours, someone must have reconsidered the wisdom of making light of such a dark moment and offered a swift apology.

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What are the odds the American embassy in London is already drafting some prospective backhanded compliments to tweet out next July 4?

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