Magazine September 10, 2018, Issue

Missing the Pint

(Reuters photo: Philippe Wojazer)

Having just spent a week in England, I feel entitled to make several snap judgments with the confident air of someone who feels like he really gets British culture because he took a can of Coke into the elevator and thought, “I’m holding an aluminium can in the lift. Brilliant!” That’s what they say, you know. Every­thing’s “brilliant.” Sometimes they say “bril.” I took to saying “brih” in case they’d shortened it even more since I was there last year.

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