A Conversation for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Taipan - Jack of Hearts Started conversation Oct 13, 1999
"A syndrome is a collection of symptoms (things people complain of)"
By this argument, I have discovered that being British is therefore a syndrome, and supposedly there may even be a cure. How many times do you here us complain about everything under the sun? e.g weather, politicians, the welfare state, waiting lists, etc.
One of the biggest syndromes in this country must also therefore apply to those assigned to be a reporter for one of the tabloid journals. These guys seem to be continually looking for things to complain about - or be so "OUTRAGED" and "SHOCKED" about other things that they have to plaster how "OUTRAGED" or "SHOCKED" they are all across the face of their 'newspaper'
I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, or what the point of this post was supposed to be. But it was going to be a good one, when it started, I hope. Anyway, to anyone reading this, laugh uproariously after doing so, in order to make me feel like I really do have a sense of humour somewhere. Deep down. Very deep down.
Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence Posted Oct 14, 1999
Complaining about the British is also a syndrome, as is complaining about being British, although the latter is extraordinarily rare if the postings on the ARGH AMERICA thread are anything to go by.
wingpig Posted Oct 14, 1999
Which is the most typical british stereotype? Those who say "I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about the nudity on so-and-so last night/the lack of manners in young people today/what I pay my licence fee for/etc" or those that can't believe these people and their colleagues and are disturbed at being interpreted as belonging to the same national grouping as them?
Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence Posted Oct 15, 1999
In the British Midlands, that's called the Something Ought to Be Done About It syndrome.
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