Culture Archive

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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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You’re not an unfriendly person, you’re just under the weather

I don’t think the temperature equates to a friendlier person. It equates to being more comfortable‚ and the secondary consequences of that are that you are a much more relaxed person. Therefore‚ you are friendlier and smiling. It equates to being more comfortable‚ and the secondary consequences of that are that you

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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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Borat’s Guide to Britain

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Lewd touching and handling maketh folk fall into the horrible sin of luxurie

Lewd touching and handling maketh folk fall into the horrible sin of luxurie Here “luxury” stands for “lust” and this line comes from a brilliant documentary “Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Middle Ages”.

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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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