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Keep your distance Mr Trudeau

High-five? Low-five? A British prince would never do such a thing…

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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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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

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Wake up Britons!

As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013

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Ministry of silly walks… put to shame!

I guess that this Buckingham Palace guard is getting his ideas from the Ministry of Silly Walks.

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30 Things British People Say and What We Actually Mean

Source: Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time by Rob Temple (Author)

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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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Οι Βρετανοί είναι συναισθηματικοί άνθρωποι όπως και οι άλλοι λαοί

Οι Βρετανοί είναι συναισθηματικοί άνθρωποι όπως και οι άλλοι λαοί. Η διαφορά μας έγκειται στο πώς εκφράζουμε τα συναισθήματά μας: με μετριοπάθεια, με ειρωνεία, μέσα από μια σειρά κώδικες. Τζόναθαν Κόου

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God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton

God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton All good women are naturally frigid It is better to be dowdy than smart England is going to rack and ruin (The four elements of the English Creed according to E.M. Delafield)

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There is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman

In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman, and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse-racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true, that almost any English intellectual would feel more
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