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Old 03-11-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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There is always talk of this country's culture annd identity being eroded and a couple of weeks ago I heard a French caller on a talk show say it's because Brits have sold out. From American pop culture, Levi's, Halloween, Indian food to Asylum seekers, there's nothing left. I drove past a pub today that was a jumpin place back in the day, now it's a Sushi bar. Parts of Commercial street in Mild End looks like a large open air market in Bangladesh. What gives England? Even my favorite high street stores are closing down.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Good Question!
It seems like theres too much Yank tv,horrible american fast food and...
Corporate influence,out of control Immigration anyone agree?
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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There is always talk of this country's culture annd identity being eroded and a couple of weeks ago I heard a French caller on a talk show say it's because Brits have sold out. From American pop culture, Levi's, Halloween, Indian food to Asylum seekers, there's nothing left. I drove past a pub today that was a jumpin place back in the day, now it's a Sushi bar. Parts of Commercial street in Mild End looks like a large open air market in Bangladesh. What gives England? Even my favorite high street stores are closing down.
France isn't all that different. French kids are just as much affected by global media culture as British kids and this despite the best efforts of the French government. I think it healthy that cultures can change and adapt. There is still plenty of traditional British culture but it coexists with both the best - and worst - of other ones.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: 78747
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British culture belongs in it's own 'museum of antiquities'. 100 years from now, people can understand who you were. There could be dioramas with wax figures having tea and crumpets with recorded 'English' conversations.

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Old 03-11-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & M√°laga
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There is always talk of this country's culture annd identity being eroded and a couple of weeks ago I heard a French caller on a talk show say it's because Brits have sold out. From American pop culture, Levi's, Halloween, Indian food to Asylum seekers, there's nothing left. I drove past a pub today that was a jumpin place back in the day, now it's a Sushi bar. Parts of Commercial street in Mild End looks like a large open air market in Bangladesh. What gives England? Even my favorite high street stores are closing down.
Not where I come from there isn't. I'm glad we still retain our culture and identity even though we're multi-cultural.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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British culture belongs in it's own 'museum of antiquities'. 100 years from now, people can understand who you were. There could be dioramas with wax figures having tea and crumpets with recorded 'English' conversations.
Would those be Scots crumpets or English ones?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: 78747
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English crumpets -

Scottish people will still be around 100 years from now.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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You should read Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox. Not only is it hilarious, but it's also very enlightening about English culture and habits.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Not where I come from there isn't. I'm glad we still retain our culture and identity even though we're multi-cultural.
Isnt Scotland 98% Scottish people?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Isnt Scotland 98% Scottish people?

You have no idea how funny that comes across
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