Thursday, December 30, 2010

Australian eats English food critic's lunch

Snobbish English restaurant critic Giles Coren – “he’ll never be out of work”, writes Tim Blair - indulges a pathological urge to insult everything Australian. Australia – in the person of Ben English - responds.


Stosh2 said...

I think Ben English may be slightly off the mark with his reply.

A good friend who was born in the UK and who's lived in the US for 20 years explained that it's not snobbery, it's just snottiness. In fact, he calls his former homeland The Snotty Isles and shrinks from visiting there often.

According to my friend, when a (certain kind of) Brit is confronted with something he doesn't understand, never heard of or doesn't want to deal with he becomes snotty and dismissive. He claims it's a national character trait.

Paco said...

An important distinction, and, no doubt, correct.

Yojimbo said...

Well okay then. No sense in getting in a snit over this snot.

Maybe that explains the "Barmy Army".