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The new Rough Guide on England: "irritating self important and insular" also "fascinating, beautiful and culturally diverse", with such "an unparalleled range of historic buildings, monuments and landscapes".

The new Rough Guide on England: "irritating self important and insular" also "fascinating, beautiful and culturally diverse", with such "an unparalleled range of historic buildings, monuments and landscapes".

May 9th, 2008, 04:49 AM
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The new Rough Guide on England: "irritating self important and insular" also "fascinating, beautiful and culturally diverse", with such "an unparalleled range of historic buildings, monuments and landscapes".

The new Rough Guide to England comes out today - with the usual fol-der-rol. It paints a picture that I, for one, recognise.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7391776.stm

England is a nation of "overweight, alcopop-swilling, sex- and celebrity-obsessed TV addicts", according to a new tourist guide book.
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May 9th, 2008, 07:05 AM
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Footie not soccer'

The nation's favourite pastime also takes something of a kicking.

"Football, footie, call it what you will (no English fan ever says 'soccer')", the Premier League is overpriced and with players "more famous than pop stars".

The guide suggests heading to an "unfashionable provincial" club for the "real experience".

"Macclesfield Town against Rochdale on a wet Tuesday night in February - that's a proper football match," it enthuses.
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May 9th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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I have clearly lost touch with my roots, I am merely sex obsessed.

Forget the rest.
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May 9th, 2008, 12:35 PM
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glad to see they aren't bringing up the old stereotypes
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May 9th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I don't know why the news media fall for this every damn year from both Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide.

This is not a measured judgement, it's a headline-grabbing way of getting free publicity.
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May 9th, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Sounds just like the U.S., except for the "range of historic buildings, monuments" bit. And for footie/football, I suggest a Green Bay Packers home game in a December snowstorm.
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May 11th, 2008, 04:51 AM
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Britain and the 'Brits' sound so so quaint
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May 11th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Just darling, aren't we?
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May 11th, 2008, 10:46 AM
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I just love your accent.
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May 11th, 2008, 11:05 AM
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Sounds like that psychological characteristic called transference when you folks refer to Americans. I guess I do not have visit England anymore, I just need to go over to my next door neighbor.

There is always the bright side, they did not call you a nation of footie hooligans.

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May 12th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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There is always the bright side, they did not call you a nation of footie hooligans.>

they need not state the obvious
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