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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

English and British attitudes are almost the same, but there is one distinctive thing typical English. What is that?
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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