No. 14: Talking About the Weather

SBL_women at bus stop

Photo credit: Enrico Natali / Art Blart

“Time to dig out the British cure for all awkwardness: a quick chat about the weather. This is one of the most commonly observed quirks of British social interaction; from Land’s End upward, the British are world renowned for striking up conversations that, to external ears, sound worryingly like banal observations about temperature and rainfall. They know this about themselves too and yet, in the absence of a better option, seem powerless to hold back. Where two British people are gathered together, there will be some talk about the weather.”

Back catalogue: Anglophenia: Iconic British Things No. 9: Talking About The Weather

Anglophenia: How To Discuss the Weather Like a Brit

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