Sunday, July 4, 2010

English Compliment

An English friend just emailed to ask me what I meant in my previous post by, "It is very English and I mean that as a compliment under these circumstances". He wanted to know when being very English wasn't a compliment. Good question and here is my reply.

How's the food?

Very English.


  1. "Your teeth are very English."

    "You have the passion of an Englishman."

    "That's quite an English tan you have there, and I don't mean like in the Beatles song."

  2. Put some English on it.

    There's a Beatles song that mentions an English tan...?

  3. I am the Walrus talks about getting a tan from standing in the English rain - unless my hearing's gone bad.