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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

The Brit

Despite BP, the Brits haven’t lost all their cachet in the US.

 

In the new terminal at San JoseAirport there’s a watering hole called The Brit.

 

On one side of the door is a red telephone box.

 

On the other side is a suit of armour holding the menu.

 

The menu includes:

 

Sheperd’s (spelt without the ‘h’) Pie.

 

Britannia Bangers Sandwich

 

Fish and Chips.

 

And another thing. In Melvyn’s bar at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs they had a pianist who, in the way of bar pianists, inter-acted with the drinkers – asking and answering questions, making jokes, doing impressions, taking requests.

 

His eye alighted on me and he asked: “Where are you from?”

 

“England,” I said.

 

The whole bar broke out clapping.

 

Good old Palm Springs

 

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Tags: britannia, brits, impressions, pianist, red telephone box

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4 Comments

  1. David Manners
    October 28, 2010 16:01

    Certainly not. Chips & Beer is a very discriminating site, Dick

  2. Dick Selwood
    October 28, 2010 15:56

    So no entry on Chips and Beer then?

  3. David Manners
    October 28, 2010 10:47

    Yellow, frozen, fizzy and pissy, Dick

  4. Dick Selwood
    October 27, 2010 18:50

    But David, what is the beer like at The Brit?

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