It has nothing to do with an over-complicated legal code and an obsession with lawsuits. Nothing of the sort.
I see stripes, but I see no stars. What gives?
... Uh huh... Uh huh...
... Oh, the stripes make one big asterisk? Kill yourself.
MER THEN SCERTLERND, ERRLERND, AND ERNGLERND!!!
It's okay, England! Sorry about the whole "tea" thing.