10 signs that tell the world
we British are boring (taken from the Times newspaper, written by Sarah Vine): 1. It’s official. More than 25,000 people took part in a worldwide poll, and the British, it was universally felt, were the most polite and well educated. But also the most boring. Clearly they omitted to include Belgium. 2. Our males are genetically programmed to develop an irresistible desire to wear short-sleeved shirts, drink real ale and take up golf when they reach the age of 40. Its like Logan’s Run, only with combovers. 3. We drive very, very slowly, carefully and extremely badly. We also own more roof boxes than any other European nation. 4. A magazine called Reader’s Digest exists and thrives. Its primary aim is to excise all the interesting bits from life and literature and publish them in a neat and unostentatious format. 5. A man called Noel Edmonds fronted a TV show (Noel’s House Party) for many years, which many British people considered preferable on a Saturday to a night out on the razzle. 6. Favourite British holiday destinations are those parts of the world that have modified their products, services and occasionally architecture to best resemble Britain – Faliraki in Greece; Torremolinos in Spain. 7. Bridge evenings are still popular among the aspirant middle classes. 8. One third of British women buy their knickers from Marks & Spencer. 9. The all-time most popular topic of dinner party conversations is the state of the housing market. 10. We once elected John Major as Prime Minister. Actually, it turned out he was rather racy, but he’d never made it to No 10 if we’d known.איזה 10 מוזרויות מייחדות את העם המארח שלכם?