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I ran across a dim photograph of him the other day, going through some old things. He's been dead twenty-five years. His name was Rex (My two brothers and I named him when we were in our early teens) and he was a bull terrier. `An Americal bull terrier', we used to say, proudly; none of your english bulls.
Could anyone explain the highlighted sentence? (particularly what does mean `none of your english bulls')
It's also a jingoistic/patriotic statement - American dogs must be better than English dogs because they are American. You can tell that because the narrator states "they use to say, proudly", and also by the phrase "none of your English bulls" - the use of "your" is a sneering one.
Last edited by Anglika; 11-Feb-2007 at 11:58. Reason: correction of quote
American bull terriers don't wear little short pants when they play football.
Thank you everybody.
So, I think english bulls --- means u.k. bulls?
Am I right?
- wrong picture. Dogs were never my strong point.