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Published:May 15th, 2010 14:46 EST
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In England Talking About The Weather Is The National Pastime

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"Famously weather-obsessed British people spend on average six months of their lives talking about whether it`s going to rain or shine, according to a survey published Friday.

union jackSpeculation about whether it`s going to be wet, complaints about the cold and exclamations about the heat are also the first points of conversation with strangers or business acquaintances for 58 percent of Britons, it said." AFP

Bollocks, is it any wonder the Brits talk about the bloody weather so much? What else is there to talk about in Merry Old England?

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 53,000 to 2.51 million during the last three months to March. (According to the BBC). With so many folks on the dole, they have plenty of time to discuss the miserable British weather.

They certainly aren`t going to talk about the latest pop hits, the music scene in England is dead. IN the 60s and 70s UK musical acts ruled the American pop charts, but these days Susan Boyle is just about the only Brit making an impact in the States.

They ain`t going to chat about sex either, with no cool British music to put them in the mood, and no money for any bloody condoms, they might as well discuss the dismal weather.

They sure as hell aren`t going to waste any time talking about what to eat for dinner, I imagine British food is what they serve the unfortunate souls in hell.

If Lindsay Lohan visited London she would forget about sex, drugs and alcohol, and spend all her time ranting about the lousy weather.

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