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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

MSNBC’s Jeff Jarvis is linking to me as an example of a ‘British blog’ sticking up for Prince Charles. I love the idea of some American saying ‘British blog’ in that slighly perjorative way Americans talk about anything British. I’d try and type what I mean fone-etical-ee, but I don’t think I’d get very far. So if you get what I mean, you’re on the same wavelength as me, and should be very worried for your sanity. Just a shame he didn’t avail himself of the trackback facilities.

This 526th post was filed under: Headliner.

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Choosing our battles: Why fight HIV? (published 11th June 2006)

MTAS: Ditched. Hewitt: Still on £255,000 a year. (published 15th May 2007)

Swing Update (published 14th April 2005)

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Comments and responses

Comment from Jeff Jarvis

by Jeff Jarvis

Comment posted at 17:26 on 20th April 2005.

OK, I give up: What’s wrong with calling a Briton British? Should I call you a Great Briton?

Comment from sjhoward

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 22:22 on 20th April 2005.

There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s perfectly fine… much better than ‘Great Briton’. There’s just something amusing about the way American people refer to us like some kind of tiny unevolved nation as opposed to the Great American Dream, that’s all. Whatever epithet you choose, the sentiment would still be the same. Please don’t take it as a criticism, as it’s certainly not meant as one! And keep up the fantastic work, I love reading your site!

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