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664. Conversation; Englishmen;
"It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their
first talk is of the weather; they are in haste to tell each
other, what each must already know, that it is hot or cold,
bright or cloudy, windy or calm."
Johnson: Idler #11 (June 24, 1758)