British Culture, Was: [LPW] Tentative talk schedule

Dirk Koopman djk at
Wed Nov 16 10:24:36 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 09:35 +0000, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> On 15/11/2005, "Greg McCarroll" <greg at> wrote:
> >So this is what happens to people whose only entertainment is concrete
> >cows ;-)
> Nah, I think it's a North European thing.  In France skiing this year,
> our apres-ski bar was run by a Dutch guy.  He'd regularly play a Dutch
> version of the classic "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" -- and the
> Dutch people in the bar would do the moves!
> I think those of us from English-speaking countries probably got over
> this ditty by age six or so.

Which is why some many of your countrymen might be regarded as boring
old farts with absolutely no sense of humour (still less fun). 



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