mike brown wrote:
<snip Neil's comment>
> 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.
mike brown also wrote:
> Culture?...England? There's more culture in a carton of yoghurt. For
> example, in a Miss World competiton a few years back the competitors had to
> wear their national costume. Miss England tried to forego that section as
> there is no English national costume (skinheads uniforms were banned, I
> think). She was told that if she didn't take part in that section she would
> be disqualified. Instead, the organisers came up with an idea for her - she
> came on dressed as a Beefeater!! Also, in a recent poll, the 'curry' was
> voted in as Englands national dish. Sad.
How else is one supposed to take this Mike? I have a cultural
suggestion for you, how about a little Dr. Suess? 'Horton Hears a Who'
might be a good choice. At least He "meant what he said, and said what
he meant", indeed Mike, he "meant what he said 100 percent!"
I am no fan of The English, and I think Neil will attest to the fact he
and I have butted heads more than once, yet in this case...he hit the
nail on the head. The burden of proof is on you to qualify your
statement. Now get to it or move on old boy. I'm begging you.