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sábado, 26 de novembro de 2011

Learning English from Cartoons: Border Guard Strike.

This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun is inspired by the news that civil servants from across Whitehall are being lined up to act as border staff at UK ports and airports during next week's public sector strikes. Full story >>

An American couple has just arrived at a British airport. The passport control is being manned by a civil servant due to the strike action by immigration officials. The American tells his wife, "See honey - they all dress like butlers - even border guards."


Traditionally, the stereotypical view of the British held by Americans is that they all wear dark suits and bowler hats, just like a 
butler (see picture).


A butler is the most important male servant in a wealthy house. See here for a great butler cartoon.

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