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?
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"Your teeth are very English."ReplyDelete
"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."
Put some English on it.ReplyDelete
There's a Beatles song that mentions an English tan...?
I am the Walrus talks about getting a tan from standing in the English rain - unless my hearing's gone bad.ReplyDelete