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Mar. 12th, 2011

01:03 pm - Don’t touch me, I’m British

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Applying Carroll’s theories to Britons, you understand why foreigners think we are repressed. Americans won’t touch strangers, the French won’t talk to them, but Brits will neither touch nor talk to them. Passport to the Pub, a semi-official guide for foreign tourists to the UK, warns: “Don’t ever introduce yourself. The ‘Hi, I’m Chuck from Alabama’ approach does not go down well in British pubs.”

Nor are Britons permitted to make eye contact: the former French prime minister Edith Cresson, disconcerted that British men didn’t look at her, estimated that one in four was homosexual. No wonder Britons drink ever-increasing amounts of alcohol. Alcohol was first distilled so that British people could reproduce.

via ft.com

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From:the23
Date:March 13th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
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Alcohol consumption 'continues to fall'

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From:crasch
Date:March 15th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Oh no! The British are going to go extinct!
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