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- James O'Driscoll
ISBN-10 0194306445 ISBN-13 9780194306447
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Study Cards on english, high, anti-intellectualism

Give two examples of 'English culture'

1. Queueing: they form a que snake because they have developed self control.  2. Anti-intellectualism.

This means they have a suspicion of education and 'high culture'. Highly educated people are respected but do not have a high status in society. They do not proclaim their qualification or title to the world at large. Being a team player is important to especially working class people

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English and British attitudes are almost the same, but there is one distinctive thing typical English. What is that?
anti-intellectualism
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What does the slang word "swot" mean?
It denoted someone who worked hard and did well academically. It is a term of abuse. Swots were not popular.
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