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Strange Native Customs

Email exchange:

[Reader] Derb, maybe you can shed some light on this. I saw a clip on the local news this morning of a bunch of English youths chasing a wheel of cheese that was rolled down a small hill. Rather than catching up to the cheese, they mostly trampled each other or simply fell down. The only question was who would fall the furthest the fastest? What the heck are they doing, anyway?

[Derb] It’s an English thing. You wouldn’t understand.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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