Junior Ganymede
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British humor

March 13th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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March 13th, 2014 10:08:24
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Vader
March 13, 2014

“… any evidence could be lost or destroyed.”

I suppose that would be the main concern after an hour or so. Not before.

And, since I’m an evil Sith Lord and all: Lots of details missing from the story. What do you bet both the victim and his assailant are Muslims and this was vigilante justice for a perceived insult to the assailant’s sister or other female relative?


Zen
March 13, 2014

Considering it was supposed to be one of the Gypsy’s girlfriends, I hope it was not one of their sisters.

Why couldn’t we just get a good traditional Gypsy curse instead?


Bruce Charlton
March 13, 2014

This stuff happened in Britain, but isn’t really ‘British’.


Vader
March 14, 2014

The events being described are not particularly British.

The manner of description likely seems particularly British to the Americans in our audience, particularly those brought up with public television rebroadcasts of BBC humor.

The American press shares with Mr. Obama the trait of being remarkably humorless.


Bruce Charlton
March 14, 2014

I meant that the people involved are apparently not British, but just happen to be in Britain.

Actually, over here we seldom use British as a self description – but rather English, Scottish or Welsh as applicable.

For example we NEVER talk about someone having ‘a British accent’ because there is no such thing (so far as we know – certainly nobody speaks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmTUOuXPlnA).


Vader
March 14, 2014

The American entertainment industry shares with Mr. Obama the trait of being remarkably ignorant.

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