The Bestest Quote from ‘Tickling the English’ by Dara Ó Briain – The Last One

“Sometimes, that’s all national identity is: a shared collection of references. I’m from here, I get that joke; you’re not, so you don’t.

“That might explain people who get incensed by immigrant populations who don’t assimilate. ‘Our identity is under threat!’ just means ‘I don’t get what they’re talking about!’ I have zero sympathy for anyone who bleats that their ‘identity is being attacked’. You have sole responsibility for defining your identity. If you are having a crisis, the presence of a Halal butcher isn’t the cause.” – page 303

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