Great Britain: This Happy Breeding

Besides the fact that there will always be one, cliches about England are almost infinite in variety. It rains all the time; the cooking is miserable— nothing but mutton, tea, suety puddings—and, good lord, the beer is served warm. Then there is the stereotype British male: a stoical, pipe-puffing, baggy-tweeds type who eschews sex for a rousing game of darts in the local pub, and when he does indulge is awkward and passionless. British women are, for lack of practice, frigid. None of these things has ever been very true. But nowadays, as far...

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