Advice: Just close your eyes and think of England (the Empire)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 1 20:48:31 UTC 2014

No, my recollection of that particular reference was that that was 
precisely the point of the sarcastic remark.

More recent commentary has adopted this particular version for enjoyment 
of food and beer, particularly in the "close your eyes and think of 
Belgium" variant. It's a mess.


On 10/1/2014 4:26 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> Well, Belgium *is* one of the low countries. But still, wouldn't = 
> thinking of Belgium evoke unpleasant associations of being overrun by 
> = enemy invaders? =20 Perhaps I'm overthinking it, and it's just a bit 
> of variation to prevent = marital boredom.=20 LH=20

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