This tends to give me bad taste, ironically. Because style is funny, when you hear it from those who observe it and therefore enforce it.
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“These people say they aren’t tourists, but travellers and think they are special, more sensitive. It’s stupid. They’re not.”
– Alex Garland. Author, ‘The Beach’
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