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George Mikes
(1912-1987) born on
Feb 15
British writer. He wrote "How to Be an Alien."
         
   
F
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.

R
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
A
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
N
When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
K
English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: How to be an Alien."
R: How to be an Alien, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1946).
A: How to Be an Alien, ch. 1, sct. 14 (1946).
N: How to be an Alien."
K: English Humour for Beginners
   


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