Brits in Tuscany

Old Sep 30th, 2000, 01:29 PM
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Leathea
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Brits in Tuscany

Where do British citizens vacation in Tuscany? Please be specific.
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2000, 07:58 PM
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Nick
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Yes, good question. I'd like to know too, so I could avoid the area.
Nick
 
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 08:11 PM
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What's the point of being nasty?
 
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 12:47 AM
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They don't call it 'Chiantishire' for nothing! The chattering classes are really thick on the ground during July & August . . .

Run away -- run far away! (Or try Umbria.) 8)
 
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 04:38 AM
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Tracy, you have brought up a phrase I have always wanted explained: "chattering classes." I have come across this before in British usage; can you define this for me?
 
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 04:56 AM
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Hey again . . . it's obviously crossed The Pond, I've seen it in American journalism too:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/19..._talk_o18.html

Privileged, upper-middle to upper class (what the Brits confusingly call 'middle class') people who have nothing better to do while enjoying their stiff evening drink - than discuss the issues of the day.

HTH! And I'm still interested in knowing where *not* to go . . . here's an article about the Chiantishire set:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003...17/wmaf17.html
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