Prince Philip stood to her right and a bit behind, looking bald and bemused. ’ Now, I’ve lived in Britain the better part of the last decade — long enough to know that when an English person asks you this question they are not actually inquiring after your general wellbeing.
In my first couple of years here I’d reply brightly, ‘Fine thanks! ’ Only to watch the speaker recoil in a kind of genteel revulsion.
The best rule of thumb is that whoever planned the date, who asked who out, is the one that will be paying for that date.
And if you are drinking at a pub, be prepared to take turns buying the round.
I went straight from my doctor’s surgery in Shepherd’s Bush to a media reception at Buckingham Palace where I was ushered up the stairs into a large drawing room hung with Old Masters and rammed with journalists sucking back free champagne, trying to look blasé.
The courtiers gently herded us all into a queue, prised flute glasses from sticky fingers and prodded us one by one into the adjoining room.
On the back of every pub toilet door (and believe me, I spend a lot of time in pub toilets) there seems to be a flyer for their 4th of July piss-up.It’s not a good thing at all.” “British girls are really very sexual, which is surprising when considering the American perspective that us Brits are reserved and excessively polite.But actually, it’s the American woman who tends to take sex more slowly, which is neither good nor bad (depending on the night, of course).” “My mates and I think that certain accents are . So, British wit can often be lost to being too dry for the American palette. For some British men, it takes some getting used to.This undoubtedly says more about the type of men I go for than it does about North American blokes as a whole.But I cannot tell you how often I hear the same from British women.