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I'm... British? I never knew.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:14 AM
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Can't fault that, but only middle class southern English. The rest of the countries have different folkways.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:15 AM
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LB, on line at least you're the most British American I've ever encountered, including people who've been dual nationals from birth. Surely somebody must have mentioned this before?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:16 AM
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I actually don't think anyone ever has said that to me. I mean, nothing wrong with being British, it just wouldn't have occurred to me exactly.

But that flow chart looks like exactly how I'd describe Breath-family idiosyncratic relationship behavior.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:19 AM
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Yes, I have had a similar impression to Chris Y


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:26 AM
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I'll be quietly re-evaluating my self-conception over here. It seems to be a productive month for that sort of thing.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:29 AM
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I'd definitely agree with that.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:29 AM
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Q: who is the least British regular here?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:30 AM
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8: Tigre?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:31 AM
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Yes, he's close.

I'd break it down like this:

BRITISH: ttaM, Ginger, me, asilon, chris y, Alex etc.
MIGHT AS WELL BE BRITISH: LizardBreath.
MORE BRITISH THAN AVERAGE FOR A FOREIGNER: alameida, teofilo, Smearcase, Thorn.
NOT PARTICULARLY BRITISH: ogged, JRoth, Frowner.
DECIDEDLY UN-BRITISH: Tigre, Natilo.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:38 AM
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Britishish, hooray!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:43 AM
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I'm not (unusual for me, I know) necessarily implying that being un-British is bad - I am using it in a value-free way.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:45 AM
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I think I fall into the category of "too much of an Anglophile to be British."


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:45 AM
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Who is the most Canadian commenter, and are they in fact Canadian?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:53 AM
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You'd be the shittiest fucking province in the Russian Empire without me, you dicks!


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 8:53 AM
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What's the official Halfordismo position on fox hunting?


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:00 AM
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Flamethrowers.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:02 AM
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I know he isn't, but Teofilo always sounds Canadian in my mind.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:02 AM
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17 -- it wasn't but now that is the official position. You have been promoted to Viceroy of the Isles.


Posted by: RT | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:03 AM
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18: NickS?

I generally hate stereotyping by nationality, but the Canadian guy I used to talk to on the bus, worked for the hockey team, said "eh" a lot, and was super polite and friendly.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:07 AM
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I'm insulted that I didn't merit inclusion in the list in 10, but uncertain how to mention it in a way that isn't prejudicial to my placement (not that I aspire to any particular placement)—the present "oh just musing aloud" strategy being, likely, a particularly poor one.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:52 AM
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Who is the most Canadian commenter, and are they in fact Canadian?

JPJ by a country mile, I think.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 9:53 AM
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Is it typical of Canadians that they want to kill all the Protestants?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:00 AM
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Some of them.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:03 AM
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11: you are sui generis, nosflow.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:22 AM
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I'm so glad to see you all enjoying yourselves


Posted by: etc | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:31 AM
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It's the subspecies of English people that I find amusing. To my delight, I'm shacked up with the hopelessly romantic type that on the less intelligent end of the spectrum is illustrated by Chuffy Chuffnell and on the overly intelligent end by Peter Wimsey.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:32 AM
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Is it typical of Canadians that they want to kill all the Protestants?

It is typical to have a strong sense of ethnic identity, complete with grievances, of which that's an example. So, of course is its opposite.

But that assimilated, melting-pot, no-idea-who-my-grandparents-were quality, not universal but common and typically USan would be very atypical for a Canadian.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:37 AM
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It's true: I don't even own a Vegemite


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:39 AM
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I feel like willingness to get into bar fights should move me up into at least mild Britishness.


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:41 AM
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29: You know, we have a jar of Vegemite in the kitchen. I don't know who bought it, but I haven't been aware of anyone eating it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:48 AM
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Could be Marmite, actually.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:49 AM
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willingness to get into bar fights

How many bar fights has this willingness led to?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:50 AM
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I think he's tied with Dsquared.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:50 AM
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Which makes him extra British.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:50 AM
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I have found that time spent in the region of actual British people pronouncedly reduces the romance and appeal of Britishness.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:55 AM
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In the US, there are the stereotypical assholes and there are also people who are very nervous about giving offense to anyone or being presumptuous: they come across as bland, lacking in opinions and confidence, and seemingly incurious, because once satisfied their curiosity might lead to the formation of opinions, which might lead to prejudice, which might lead to offense. This is a gendered behavior, but it's not completely feminine. It's a moderately good-faith neurotic reaction to living in a society with serious divisions. Beneath the conciliatory veneer they are of course judging the fuck out of everyone and everything.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:55 AM
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36: Plausible; people often feel that way about spending time around me as well.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 11:04 AM
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21 is me, too!


Posted by: Heebie | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 11:05 AM
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Heebie: decidedly un.
Nosflow: tricky. Inscrutable.

Flip - fuck off


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 11:44 AM
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(Meant in the most British sense, of course.)


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 11:45 AM
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40.3: I can't decide if that means Flip is asilon's best friend, or that asilon isn't British.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 11:52 AM
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38. Maybe a friendly beer would not go unwelcomed. Want to come to my bbq tomorrow?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:05 PM
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I'm a UK national but I don't think that makes me very British. I have some British mannerisms that come out now and then but other than a taste for Marmite on toast and a nice cup of tea I'm basically just your generic cross cultural mutt.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:06 PM
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43: Funny, I thought I had a complete inventory of commenters in the NY area. You're around here?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:15 PM
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I have been mistaken for a Torontonian and also generic Canadian.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:31 PM
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No, near DC. Maybe not the most practical invitation, but come anyway. I'm planning to include the squid and chorizo surprise, I add toasted pine nuts, lime, and plenty of garlic, it's good.

I'm going to need to improvise or mooch a cooler to hold beer and ice, though.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:34 PM
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If it were less than four hours away, I'd show. I've always been partial to squid/chorizo surprise.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 12:55 PM
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The lesson is: never mess with the spelling bee.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 1:01 PM
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This has really just been a good internet day for me, I think.

Also the fact that there's a crow in Vancouver that likes to follow the police around and steal evidence from crime scenes is pretty hilarious.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 1:10 PM
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"At first, visitors feel fear but most of the guests who try the snake massage say that they like it. It's like getting a hand massage. You get to enjoy the cold grip of our snakes."


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 1:19 PM
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I know he isn't, but Teofilo always sounds Canadian in my mind.

Must be my Quebecois heritage shining through. I have nothing against Protestants, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 1:25 PM
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50: um, yeah, coulda used a trigger warning there, kthxbai


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 2:46 PM
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Marmite is a good way to punch up the flavor of stews and such.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:08 PM
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50: that's a better report than the one I posted on FB. I don't know which is worse:the photo of the bathroom covered in penile blood, or knowing that the man spends 30 minutes every day taking a shit. Aren't squat toilets supposed to prevent that kind of thing?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:16 PM
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That also surprised me: that's way out of the norm right? If not I've clearly been doing bowel movements wrong.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:21 PM
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That's quite a lot of blood. Impressed at his presence of mind in coming with a plan, under the circumstances. I would have panicked on finding a python in my toilet even if it wasn't attached to any thing.

56: yes, that is way out of the norm. And I bet he'll be even more constipated now.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:25 PM
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Probably he was desensitized due to repeated viewings of that Nicki Minaj video.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:29 PM
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I bet Slash has some good stories about this kind of thing.


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 3:43 PM
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They released it back into the wild? How irresponsible. Now it's had a taste of man meat and it will want more.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-27-16 10:56 PM
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nosflow is the commenter most likely to be a survivor of the Roswell Incident. HG is the commenter least likely to be.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 3:45 AM
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60: To be fair, they couldn't charge Slash with anything, so they really had to let him go.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 6:58 AM
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What are/ were the folkways of Yorkshire?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:20 AM
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63: pudding and terriers.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:26 AM
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63. 'Ear all, see all, say nowt. Eat all, sup all, pay nowt. And if ever thou does owt fer nowt - allus do it fer thissen.

I'm only a Yorkie by adoption, having lived here for 30 years but still very much regarded as an incomer.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:29 AM
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65: My ancestor was born there in Halifax in 1594. Left for America in 1633.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:36 AM
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I guess that probably makes you American by now.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:59 AM
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67: Um, yeah. But I'm interested in the wsys that regional characteristics endured in the New World.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 8:54 AM
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Why? What happens to me?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 11:16 AM
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The woman getting the snake massage did not look like she was "liking it."


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:00 PM
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Hey, if you make any loud sounds like crying out for help or in fear the snakes might attack or just eat you. So she may have been liking it! You don't know!


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 05-28-16 7:57 PM
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