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?
Geoff: Leave me out of this.