Chinese stereotypes of England and the English are sometimes really hard to break down. I forget how often I've assured students that London is not "a foggy city". And the English are not all "gentlemen" (half of them are women, for a start!). And the bridge that opens up for ships is Tower Bridge, not London Bridge, despite what their textbooks say (or, indeed, this mug [see photo] spotted in a shop recently). I do assure them we all wear bowler hats though! Haha!
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