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What's Good About Britain and Britishness?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by JosieWhitehead, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I thought yesterday's People's Vote march demonstrated everything good about Britishness.
     
  2. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    It was the 25th anniversary of Donald Swann’s death yesterday. Self deprecating humour like this is a very British trait (and I do realise this is about the English rather than the British).

     
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  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    They were two xenophobic gets.
     
  4. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    It’s called satire!
     
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  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Whenever there is a natural disaster we are the first to send aid. Whenever there is a pledge for aid we are usually one of the few countries that actually writes the cheque we pledged. Plus, despite what you read, we are probably the least racist country in the world.
     
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  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Aye; it's only bants.
     
  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I knew Donald Swann - went to his house for tea a couple of times, hung out with his daughter, and he wrote the music for some lyrics I'd written. Lovely man: funny, gentle and intelligent.
     
  8. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    With all that's going on re Brexit, I'd say: 'Is the inability to make up our minds, 'Britishness'?
     
  9. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Ah, I know: Making a decent cup of tea, is Britishness. I have had some disasters served up in other countries. For example, this year, I asked for a cup of tea in Tenerife and they gave me a cup and a little tea bag. I put the tea bag into the cup, swashed it around a bit, and asked if they had some milk, at which point they held it under the machine (meant for cappuccino I guess) and out came all this awful frothy milk on top of my rotten cup of tea. I'm afraid I just said: 'I'm sorry but I really can't drink this!'
     
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