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I remembered the quote wrong. It’s actually:

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

But it would be wrong to say that the countryside in England is like a foreign country when compared to the cities.  That would imply that one of the two is more English than the other.  That said, I think it is fair to say that the two are different enough to be different countries.

But, as ever, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Basically, I’m a useless relative.  I never go to stuff.

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