It’s end of term for some of my international students, and for some of them their first visit to an English pub. I was surprised how complex it is to explain the place of pub culture in our country - the subtle differences in our attitudes to alcohol and the tensions between an open-minded approach to that ‘social lubricant’ and moral panic over binge drinking and addiction.
Looking more closely at the photograph, it’s interesting to notice the intrusion of 2 fingers behind the head, which seems to have become a sort of cross-cultural token of having fun – originally, presumably a sort of insult, now more or less domesticated and by the looks of things, global.
And finally, despite the push, the meaning of fungible never really generated the fervour (or attention) of Call My Bluff. So here’s the answer!