Brits Abroad

Yes, this is supposed to be a reflection of how awful we are when we leave our sceptered isle. Yet it’s very difficult indeed not to agree with the basic truth of this:

9. Foreign countries in ‘full of foreign people’ shocker!

“There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.”

— Holiday Complaints (@HolidayComplain) 5 June 2016

Those of us camping out in Portugal are doing so for a very good reason – Spain is indeed full of Spanish people. As the Portuguese themselves are entirely happy to point out. Plenty of Spanish come here for their holidays, very few to no Portuguese go there. Too many Spics, you see?

13 thoughts on “Brits Abroad”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    You ask a thousand random people for their comments, you are bound to get some idiots replying. The Devil’s version of a thousand monkeys typing Shakespeare on a thousand typewriters.

    Nothing particularly British about it. Even assuming they were not trying to make a joke. Very subtle is British humour. Some of the time.

  2. What’s wrong with saying there are too many white, Spanish faces in Spain? David Cameron and Sadiq Khan have no problem saying there are too many white, British faces in Britain.

  3. Well, Britain is increasingly light on Britons, no doubt people will be surprised to find it is not the same everywhere else.

  4. Off topic. Have the beatitudes of St Jocox finished yet?Are we allowed to point out that she shares a c.v – socilogy, charity admin, spad, woman only short list – with thousands of others, all equally unsuitable to represent the people?

    And have we passed peak Peake, now that the ginger major is soon to return to obscurity? (That said, noone here knows who he is now.)

  5. BiF
    Quite so.
    Equally OT…if anti-EU rhetoric somehow (unspecified) contributed to the martyrdom of St Jocox, then surely the anti-Trump rhetoric in the US and UK contributed somehow (unspecified) to the attempt by the Briton, Michael Sandford, to assassinate Trump.

  6. If TW happens to go missing we have a prime suspect. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

  7. “There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners.”

    Hell, use “Latino” rather than “Spanish” in two of the sentences above and you have what most Americans say while they’re living in America.

  8. Theophrastus – and yet, somehow this point is mysteriously avoided by the press, if they mention him at all. You have to scroll down a couple of screens on CNN.com to find a mention of him, and even then it’s “Brit teen wanted to kill Trump” rather than “Brit teen undocumented migrant a gnat’s chuff away from actually whacking Trump”.

  9. The appropriate, Trump style, response is a ban on British immigrants. We also need to start profiling the wankers.

  10. I have myself always found the presence of large numbers of Australians mars ones enjoyment of Australia.

  11. “And have we passed peak Peake, now that the ginger major is soon to return to obscurity? (That said, noone here knows who he is now.)”

    Wasn’t he the British bloke that got a ride in someone else’s rocket to get to someone else’s space station for a bit, then landed in someone else’s country?

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