Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Noel Coward wrote

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
The Japanese don’t care to, the Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one,
But Englishmen detest a siesta,
In the Philippines there are lovely screens,
to protect you from the glare,
In the Malay states there are hats like plates,
which the Britishers won’t wear,
At twelve noon the natives swoon, and
no further work is done –
But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.,

But it seems that when they are watching tennis, they get heat stroke when a sunny day gets into they 80s. Speaking as one who has carried 142 pound gearboxes a quarter-mile into a 12 foot high corn in ankle-deep mud on a 100°F day with matching humidity, (no, I didn’t volunteer!) it seems a bit silly. But I suppose no one told them that alcohol is not the proper drink for those conditions–that’s why we invented Gatorade, after all.

Still Richard Littlejohn’s point is very valid and well taken, so enjoy.

So far, so typical. Last week spectators at Wimbledon were being treated for sunstroke as temperatures soared into the 80s. On Saturday the heavens opened, as they usually do after a heatwave, soaking the motor racing at Silverstone and Henley Regatta.By the end of this week, the Met Office is predicting it will be Phew, What A Scorcher! time again. It’s called the British summer.+4Not according to the Government, it isn’t. Officially, we don’t have weather any more. We have ‘climate change’, a catch-all excuse for everything from raising taxes and refusing to empty the bins to exploding manhole covers.

via The sun has got his hat on – break out the Bacofoil! | Mail Online.


And here


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2 Responses to Mad Dogs and Englishmen

  1. the unit says:

    I didn’t know the summer sun was so hot in Nebraska, i.e. the stfu judge. 🙂


    • NEO says:

      I like him, and his blog, but sometimes he doesn’t have a clue about being quiet. Of course, much the same could be said about me, except I’m not a judge. 🙂


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