I ran across a very interesting and funny post about being a nationalistic Brit. I never really realized it but there just might be truth in what Miss Scribbler says in her blog – that “the UK is probably the very least patriotic country in Europe.” I am sure that many will disagree with this but her thoughts on being proud about being British should be shared with everyone, in my opinion. Here are some of her points:
Curry. You cannot deny that the best place to have a curry is in the UK. You know wherever you go they’ll have your old favourites; chicken dansak, lamb rogan-josh, prawn bhuna and chicken tikka masala top the list at any reputable curry shop.
Interestingly, these are dishes that have origins from other countries – and no doubt about that, the UK is an interesting melting pot of a lot of various cultures. So why not be proud of being able to have the best curry in the UK? Now I got myself a craving for some curry…
Being given affectionate names by people you have never met before such as bag-packers in the co-op chatting away to you calling you “duck” and “love” when you could be a drug-pusher fall all their sweet hearts know. It warms your cockles, admit it!
Indeed, in many other countries, you do not even talk to people in certain ways unless you know them very well. Only in the UK can one appreciate pet names from people you barely know.
(to be continued)