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Quotes About English Speaking People and Food


  • “The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
  • The French eat a lot of fat and also have fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
  • The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
  • The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
  • Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. What kills you is speaking English.”

Michael Fitzpatrick, (author of ‘The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle’, 2000), writing in the electronic journal Spiked - quoted in ‘Wilson Quarterly’ Spring 2003


“I'm in favor of liberalizing immigration because of the effect it would have on restaurants. I'd let just about everybody in except the English.”

Calvin Trillin, American writer (‘New Yorker’ magazine)



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