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                    Last updated:  11 Aug 1997
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    the U.K. and the British Isles ?

    passport really give "Prince" as his Occupation/Profession ?

    Citizens, and you don't have a written Constitution ?

    appropriate) Oxford/Cambridge/London/Gatwick/Heathrow ?

    enought time to get into London, take a general sightseeing tour,
    and also visit the Tower and Madame Tussaud's ?

    for (delete as appropriate) the crisis in Bosnia / the World War
    II concentration camps / General Lee's defeat at Gettysburg / the
    expulsion of Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden ?

    Gibraltar back to their rightful Spanish owners ?

    Crescent ?

        my 120V electrical appliances?

        sink (no mixer taps)/shower (no water pressure/hot water)?

        Call 1-900-48572-39475-7294 / Would you like to pay some
        incredibly low price for your long distance? call this
        number.....?  [admittedly, these questions aren't unique to
        s.c.british, but they ARE asked frequently]

        nasty things about Germans/Canadians/Thais?  [number of this
        question not co-incidental]

        (though he may have moved to Newcastle by now) could you
        help me please?  I haven't heard from him in 32 years...

        it's only 'cos you're sore that we kicked your sorry asses
        in 1777 and 1814, and then had to help you out when you
        got stuck with that Hitler guy and without the US you'd be
        speaking German by now, and you sat around doing nothing
        until the US taught you how to fight...

        and what is it like?

        Rule Britannia / Jerusalem?  (and a variant, from those who
        don't actually know the title of >Jerusalem< but hum a
        few bars for us)

        but a <insert stream of scatological invective> and a parasite
        on the poor slobs of Britain.  [Admittedly, this question is
        nearly always asked by Seamus O'Tiernagh, but it IS frequently

        know anything about this topic, and if you do, could you do
        all my research for me so I don't have the hassle of going
        to the library?"

        Memebers of Parliment.  [Not strictly a question, but I'll
        accept it as such]

       should be pronounced "scone" or "scone".


        tasteless food?

        in England?


        English are converted to British English.
                cookie, automobile, mail (noun), truck, elevator,
                apartment, gasoline, janitor, high school, freeway?

Anyone else?

  Nos  1 to  8 compiled by: fwilson@retina.bu.edu (Frank D. M. Wilson)
  Nos  9 to 14 compiled by: ambidge@ecf.toronto.edu (Chris Ambidge)
  Nos 15 to 16 supplied by: jr3@eng.cam.ac.uk (J. Reese)
  No 15 extended by: livesey@pirate.engr.sgi.com (Jon Livesey)
  No 17 supplied by: hywel@mozart.inet.co.th (Hywel Phillips)
  Nos 18 to 20 compiled by: ambidge@ecf.toronto.edu (Chris Ambidge)
  No 21 supplied by: tmarsh1@umbc.edu (marshallsay timothy)
  No 22 supplied by: jchambers@cas.org (Alec Chambers)
  No 23 supplied by: jefdrab@central.co.nz (Jeff Drabble) (+ Gareth?)
  No 24 supplied by: gevans@cpd.ntc.nokia.com (Balkan Looney)
  No 25 asked by: kessler@net-market.com ()
  No 26 supplied by: efowler@lehman.com (Ed Fowler) (+ Gareth)
  No 27 asked by: S.M.Colenutt@bradford.ac.uk (Simon Groom)
  No 28 asked by: jmrubin@ix.netcom.com (Joel Rubin)
  No 29 supplied by: efowler@lehman.com (Ed Fowler)
  No 30 supplied by: plusby@qualcomm.com (Peter Lusby)
  No 31 supplied by: CDW028@email.mot.com (David Wheeler)
  Nos 32 to 39 compiled by: cbh@fsl.com (Chris Hedley)
  No 40 supplied by: sp@sgi.com (Simon Patience)
  No 41 supplied by: sue@pennine.com ()
  No 42 suggested by: sp@sgi.com (Simon Patience)

September 2002 update - Interesting that only one of these e-mail
addresses still works.  So much for the (non-existent) C***l.

Warm regards

"A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware" - Rupert Brooke - "The

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