flippancy

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why I love England #8:   flippancy

Liberal indulgance in flippancy.   Often there is no apparant  effort to dress-up,   or dress-down, conversations to be anything other than a wee bit of mutual indulgence in minor entertainment.   No nonsense nonsense.   In my experience flippancy is more common, valued,  in England than in  the NW US

Mary:   Wendy?   that’s easy,   we don’t have any Wendy’s here.

Wendy:   Oh, (signifying surprise that I’ll be the first and only Wendy here) I’ll be your first Wendy!

Gill:   everyone is called Gill or Mary…   …I don’t know why….

Wendy:   Even the Simons and Geoffs?

Simon:   What?

Geoff:   Leave me out of this.

flippancy
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5 bits of lovely banter on “flippancy”

  1. Kevin writes:

    we’re all Sue or Cath

    who were the first to fly the Atlantic

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  2. Scarlet writes:

    They used to all be called Sharon or Tracy, but they changed their names through deed poll to Gill or Mary. Odd.
    Sx

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  3. Madame Defarge writes:

    I’d find out why they don’t have any Wendys and make sure that there’s no anti-wendy discrimination at play. You can never be too careful.

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  4. Bux writes:

    This one made me giggle, my friend and I (two brits living abroad) often have great fun winding up the population of our host country, just by being deliberately flippantly British.

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  5. Oranjepan writes:

    Now I’ve got to go make some pancakes.

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