Some more English irony.
Talking of exotic adventures in far-flung climes, * besides Fleabag and Killing Eve Phoebe Waller-Bridge shows a sure ear for dialogue in Channel 4’s Crashing (2016)—such as this exchange, where two cool students are catching up:
I left town, did a bit of travelling…
What? Where did you go?
Mainly the Midlands, but, er, I spent a bit of time in Bristol, which was really intense…
* Such as
- The leaning Pillarbox of Chiswick (“the continent isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be”)
- Morgan: a suitable case for treatment (“I mean, what is there in Greece?”)
- Alan Bennett from Egypt (“Palm trees are nothing to use—we’re from Torquay”)
- Good behaviour
- How to wear yellow well (Ronnie Ancona).
See also The English, home and abroad.