Some amusing comments:
Good stuff as always sg1974,
But according to this;
might have been the source of some of those quotes
Erc, sg, BB, tommo and others,
As an one-time scientist, I'm instinctively suspicious of most forms of generalization...... but then newspapers long since gave up any pretence to be purveyors of truth, That said. the Express used to have a good horse racing column and the Telegraph still carries probably the most extensive sports pages. (You see how I spend a significant proportion of my day!).
Be that as it may, over the years I've tended to the view that the redeeming feature of the Brits - particularly on a global stage - is the balance they/we somehow strike between a cautious pragmatism (which sometimes makes you wonder how we ever achieved anything), the capacity for understatement (which many regard as a devious facade) and a liking for adventure/experimentation (which is fine as an individual trait, particularly in days of colonial yore; but which now can seem a little incongruous).
Few in this "sceptr'ed isle" would equate these traits with "grumpiness", but it's not too difficult to see how others mightn't always agree.
Will make a "Generalization", no GB, MRI's, that I have met or had anything to do with are "Grumpy"! That surly includes you! A wonderful group of people, in my view!
Thanks for the wonderful memories of a great day!
See! I knew brightlybob would understand. brightly, did you realise that, after the Xmas special last year, there is going to be a new 6 parter of Still Open All Hours. Can't wait.
I knew you wouldn't be impressed brightlybob. We have it because Mrs Tommo likes the crossword! (If you believe that you will believe anything!) We do take the Sunday Times as well though.
My Canadian in-laws like the Daily Mail puzzles and to my eternal shame asked for the Mail to be delivered to their room one night when I had booked several rooms for a family get-together, and even now, over a year later I still wake up at some Marriotts to find a copy of the Daily Mail on the floor... Erk!!!