Asterix and the British

14 Oct

A British Slave in a Roman MarketOne of the things that makes the Asterix series so much fun are the blatant cultural stereotypes. Most of the stuff is innocuous and we appreciate that the authors don’t bother trying to spare anyone of a bit of good old fashioned lampooning. The Romans almost always end up with the worst of it. They were the hated enemy after all. But Goscinny and Uderzo didn’t shy away from poking good-natured fun at the British. After all, they are cousins, aren’t they? Now how about a spot of hot water?

The Romans are Coming! The Romans are Coming!

Why the British were conquered by the Romans

Who really discovered tea and brought it to England?

Asterix brings tea leaves to Britain

Hot water just doesn't cut it anymore

The Gauls are the founders of anything important

The British can thank Getafix for their introduction to tea

If the French had fathered the United States of America instead of the British, the distance between New York City and Los Angeles would be 4500 kilometers not 2800 miles. 

British Money

So, what does two pounds, eight shillings, and a pence make? The Euro.

Food! Glorious Food!

British Food

Warm beer?! What next? Boiled pork?!

British Food

The Brits have a rare genetic flaw. No taste buds. Well, no taste, really.

Go visit the Asterix in Britain review for more frolicking fun, wot!

2 Responses to “Asterix and the British”

  1. Fez Helmet October 17, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    That’s a jolly rum, what? Funny post. Hope the lads in the UK have a larf and hope the other lads across the pond will get it. Probably not.

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