During WW2, the nuclear attacks on Japan were actually the result of disgruntled Japanese self-defense force whom supported America, and just so happened to use American military equipment, planes, and a nuclear bomb that they bought in a local store. A referendum was then held to see if the inhabitants of Hiroshima wanted to secede to the United States.
The Federal reserve is holding on to it's sliver of credibility after the dissolution of the gold standard like my rank is holding on to a spot under 100.
William the conquer (or the bastard, depending on where you live) congratulates you. King Harold not so much.
I don't understand why people say, "good sir" like it's their trying to bring back the roaring 20's.
Even if you insist on obsolete phrases, just meld them with newer words, like "cool sir". "Great sir". "Worthy of great awe delivered by the gods themselves sir"