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England : a land once proud (with good reason) and still arrogant (without). Populated by lardies, chavs, a dwindling middle class and a clueless aristocracy.
England : a land ruled by fascist socialists who see bankrupting the country as a reasonable means of controlling the population.
England : where people are happy to spend the days buying over-priced tat and the evenings moaning about how over-priced and crap everything is.
Wipe your feet on the way out!
Only in England …
Following a vigorous campaign by Bristol Environmental Health, dog-owners in the West of England are now starting to get the message and are cleaning up after their dogs. On any given Sunday, walkers of dogs can be seen sporting the latest pet-fashion accessory : the plastic bin bag.
Unfortunately the appeal of this latest obscure object of desire appears to be short-lived, as they are discarded shortly after they have been filled.
The problem is that they are not being binned, burnt or even buried but slung in the nearest hedge or tree. One tree alone has been spotted wearing 28 placky bags of doggy shame – which may look christmassy (or even quasi-religious), but think what happens when it rains and you run for shelter …
Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink invented by the English. Many
people wonder where the word “eggnog” comes from. The first syllable
comes from the English word “egg”, meaning “egg”. I don’t know where
the “nog” comes from.
To make eggnog, you’ll need rum, whiskey, wine gin and, if they are in
Opinions formed on the back of no information at all are exceedingly difficult to dislodge.
From newspapers, T.V. “news”, magazines and the internet (courtesy of so-called “answer” sites – whose contributors generally have an opinion on everything except the English language – through to all too pervasive “encyclopaedias”), come ready-made opinions for you to choose from (if you’re stuck, doubtless there are a plethora of web-sites which will make the choice for you).
Irrational and baseless opinion forming is, after all, the foundation of politics (party, earth, and social), brand loyalty and many, many social paradigms. It’s a syndrome which has often been annoying, is always tedious and sometimes downright dangerous.
The last few years, however, we have had a new mutation to contend with: QI syndrome …
So, now people get even more supercilious and condescending because they’ve “heard it on QI”. For those of you who don’t know: QI is a T.V. show which purports to entertain by presenting little-known “facts” in an entertaining and informative way. Never mind about proof (our researchers are better than your researchers); never mind about citations (because we say so); never mind about qualifying, quantifying or naming our (scientific) sources and definitely never mind if we’re plain wrong.
Still, we must never mind, as it’s entertainment for thinking people.
Thinking people like us.