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CultureShock! London by Orin Hargraves

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‘London is a roost for every bird.’—Benjamin Disraeli, Lothair

 

 

 

 

 

CULTURAL NORMS

With all the foregoing as introduction, it may seem unlikely that anything such as a norm could exist in London. This is partly true: the commonplaces of British life and culture are certainly evident here, but often in a limited or diluted way, since so many of the people on the streets aren’t in fact British.

But notwithstanding foreign influence, London life has a number of fairly standard cultural and social features that the foreigner, though not ...

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