Continental drinking

Just a footnote to the Boris Johnson piece: I think BJ may have put words into Judge Harris’ gob when he has him remark

that it was all very well talking about a new café-style culture, where we all sit around like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, drinking slowly and moderately as we formulate new philosophical aperçus; but Britain couldn’t have a Continental approach to licensing laws until we had a Continental approach to drink.

It’s worth recalling that both authors were serious drink and drugs users, and that De Beauvoir’s end was hastened by her relentless boozing.

Similar posts

  • Oral/aural drinking
    Ben Jonson, Benito Pérez Galdós, and a Catalan
  • Dutch in Korea
    I’d like to see Guus Hiddink take over England asap, but then I was supporting Mark Oaten (go on, get me
  • Interesting hints on pronouncing the Urdu q
    Think of a bird or a
  • Dutch beer joke
    Re this, this: A gent from Grolsch is in a bar with colleagues from Heineken and Bavaria. The Heineken man orders
  • Demagogy
    Does David de Ugarte know nothing about the users and makers of the online world, or is he simply comfortable selling


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *