The Modern British Empire
Noted in the book The Element:
Nowadays, being British means...
- Driving home in a German car,
- but stopping off to pick up some Belgian beer,
- and a Turkish kebab or an Indian takeaway,
- to spend the evening on Swedish furniture,
- watching American programs,
- on a Japanese TV.
And the most British thing of all?
Suspicion of anything foreign.
Posted July 17, 2009