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The English in terms of tea, roast-beef and rain

The English can be explained by their Anglo-Saxon heritage and the influence of Methodists. But I prefer to explain them in terms of tea, roast-beef and rain. A people is first what it eats, drinks and gets pelted with. —Pierre Daninos, Major Thomson and I, (1957) from the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous

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Our cloudy climate and our chilly women

Our cloudy climate and our chilly women. Byron, Beppo, stanza 48

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The English climate has had a profound effect upon the English temperament

You often hear that the English climate has had a profound effect upon the English temperament. I don’t believe it. I believe they were always like that. Will Cuppy in W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish and Other Country Bumps (New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937)
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