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British Ladettes: champions of the shag machine and going home and throwing up

The English comedienne, Dawn French, caused a stir when she spoke out against “ladette culture”, the British scourge abroad. Here are some of her comments about seeing a programme on lasses “on the lash” in Ibiza (for Ibiza read Mallorca, Kavos, Malia, Laganas, Agia Napa):- They go out and get utterly hammered

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The drunks of Manchester

A picture of a raucous street in Manchester during New Year’s Eve celebrations has gone viral after social media users turned it into a series of hilarious memes. The original photograph – posted by Roland Hughes on Twitter – looks like a tableaux of drunkenness, with police grappling with a young man

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Drinking on holidays for the British: Hangover Holiday Campaign

I was not very much surprised when I read this:

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Good ale, the true and proper drink of Englishmen

Good ale, the true and proper drink of Englishmen. He is not deserving of the name of Englishman who speaketh against ale, that is good ale. George Borrow, Lavengro, 1851

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What two ideas are more inseparable than beer and Britannia?

What two ideas are more inseparable than beer and Britannia? Sydney Smith (1771-1845), English clergyman, writer. Quoted in: Hesketh Pearson, The Smith of Smiths, ch. 1 1 (1934).
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