[thechat] The best of Amazon.com reviews

Martin martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 17:01:11 CDT 2003

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, iris wrote:

> At 15:07 16/09/03 +0100, you wrote:
> >David is HUGE in Germany...but then so are leather shorts and mullets
> yes, stereotypes that never die.  just like all british school children
> have to wear uniforms and pubs close at 10.

Stereotypes, perhaps, but with a large grain of truth about them.

The number of schools enforcing uniforms is increasing in England, and
compared to up here in the great north, pubs do seem to shut just as
you're getting there.


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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