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Old January 9th, 2003, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: the British invasion

Despite our perception of the British as a cultured and refined people, the reality is quite at variance with the perception. The fact is they can be quite often rude, crude and boorish, especially when they are on "holiday". They are quite renowned in continental Europe as having absolutely no respect for other cultures, customs or langauge. Our tour director in Spain said she cannot recall one Brit who tried to speak a word of Spanish or Catlan. This attitude may be a carry over from the British Empire days, unfortunately no one told them that Britiannia no longer rules the waves.

By the way I am far from an Anglophobe, I visit quite often and enjoy the country



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