Throughout the previous 223 posts of this blog there were many little stories of mine + comments where I and my readers made (not necessarily programatic) attempts to offer some insights about how the truly British are.
Of course, there’s no way I could claim that we could have drawn an exhaustive general picture of the Brits on a blog. Nevertheless, one of my claims was that motorists in this country appear to love German cars, as these pictures show.
It seems I wasn’t wrong at least on this one. If we were to give credit to what I accidentally read on this website, the British love for German cars is a particular feature of this nation. I came across this definition of Britishness:
“Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.”
Then the little joke (taken from here) adds: “And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything foreign.”
There’s little doubt that the national British manufacturing industry is in dire straits – as long as even an iconic car brand like the Mini was taken over by the Germans! – but are the Brits really suspicious about anything foreign?!
According to my personal experience, I’d say that the Brits are more open to experiencing anything foreign than most other European nations, and also more tolerant than others to anything alien, unusual, and even bizzare.
Why is it that some believe the opposite? Are the Brits suspicious of foreign stuff? Or is this because they are suspicious of everything, including themselves? God willing, maybe I’ll have some comments on this topic!
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