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No hugging. It was always the other things.

Holidays were always very grim because we had a four week holiday: two weeks mummy and two weeks daddy, and the trauma of going from one house to another, and each individual parent trying to make it up in their area with material things rather than the actual tactile stuff, which is

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Bad diet to blame for one in six deaths in the UK

Poor diets kill almost 90,000 Britons a year. Nearly one in six deaths is now linked to unhealthy eating, researchers said. The cost in lives is close to that from smoking. Low intake of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and fibre are the biggest problems, according to findings published in the Lancet medical journal.

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Put a fucking jacket on

Typical British Victorian attitude: being prudish about the human skin and at the same time rude. Not to mention how fast morals and attitudes will change once they had a couple of pints… Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight

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Have you ever tasted English food? They eat pigs’ blood.

Have you ever tasted English food? They eat pigs’ blood. They do not eat pigs’ blood. I’m telling you. They put pigs’ blood in the sausages and brains of sheep. The place is completely barbaric. — Victoria & Abdul This quote alludes to a very well known British dish, black pudding (or

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The English in Greece—a sorry lot

The English in Greece—a sorry lot, by the way—seem to have a poor opinion of the Greek character. The English are torpid, unimaginative, lacking in resiliency. They seem to think that the Greeks should be eternally grateful to them because they have a powerful fleet. The Englishman in Greece is a farce

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Mistaking idiocy for hedonism

San Antonio was a depressing affair. A tacky enclave of the worst of Britain. Full of people dumping the worst of their homeland on a paradise mistaking idiocy for hedonism. This is the best description I ever heard of the young British on holidays. On a Vice documentary about Ibiza. And more:

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Why on Earth would they serve this when we have tea?

This passage from Murdoch Mysteries (Season 1, episode 8 “Still Waters”) is characteristic of British culture (where the normal thing to drink is tea or… beer): — Oh, sir, you have to try one of these. I’ve had four this morning. It’s the damnedest stuff. — What is it? — Coffee. I’ve only ever

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People drink so much because it’s our culture

“People drink so much because it’s our culture,” adds Lawrence. “The sun comes out and you go to a beer garden. It’s what we do. Everything is just an excuse to drink. Life is hard for everybody, so it’s nice to have an escape.” […] It’s easy to be judgmental about Peters’

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Drunk British woman thrown off easyJet flight

An abusive woman was thrown off an easyJet flight after screaming ‘do you want me to be a prostitute’ during a bizarre foul-mouthed rant. She was headed on a girls’ holiday from Manchester to Paphos, Cyprus, but after launching a tirade of abuse at fellow flyers and crew members the plane was

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The first Brit had dark skin and blue eyes

Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Government to try and make sense of Brexit in series of speeches But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows that the young man
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