THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
On Top of the Pops. How cute is that? Complete with intro from "Kid" Jensen and amateurish cut-off. Great hair day for Jake too.
posted by ASHDAV at 10:59 AM
Brilliantly put. I think that the reason so many Czechs see the British in the way you suggest is down to the fact that there is much more social diversity in the UK. Therefore, in Britain so much of what is regarded as 'typical' only applies to a particular class or group of people. This is something quite hard to imagine in the Czech Republic where things are much more egalitarian and therefore what is seen as 'typical' or 'usual' applies to a much larger part of society. That is my view of this anyway.
Thanks, very interesting to hear your take on it. I presume you're Czech, though the lack of any mistakes whatsoever in your English suggests you've lived abroad for some time. I certainly agree that, for better or for worse, there seems to be less cultural diversity here. So it essentially all leads back to the stereotype of Britain as a class-ridden society - surely guilty as charged.
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