>> >No, but can you tell me what defines English culture other than a few elite
>> >talents? What are the elements of English culture?
>> Well to begin with, our pal Mike was saying that there was no such thing
>> as English culture; so the name of even one English writer or artist will
>> disprove that altogether. The onus should be on people who make derogatory
>> statements about other cultures to prove that they're correct, rather than
>> on others to prove that they're wrong. Of course there is an English culture
>> beyond writers and artists, and as "mscelt" was saying much of it strikes
>> us as familiar enough that we take it for granted. Institutional gatherings?
>> Songs? Holidays? The English have them all, but because these things are
>> not exotic enough, or perhaps because you simply just don't like the English,
>> it's easy to pretend they don't exist.
> Brilliantly said, and, I hope, the end of this asinine conversation?
Well to begin with, your pal Mike *didn't* say that there was no such thing
as English culture; so naming even one English writer/artist does not
disprove anything I've said. Not so brilliantly said after all.