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That is the question that social anthropologist Kate Fox set out to answer in her book Watching The English. On Saturday, she explained why your choice of marmalade reveals your true social class.

Fortunately, our sexually incompetent reputation isn't borne out by the facts, which suggest that we manage to copulate and reproduce just like the rest of the world.

But stereotypes don't come out of thin air — so why do we have such an unsexy reputation?

Sometimes, I find myself having to explain to foreign females that 'silly cow' really can be a term of endearment.

Or that 'You're just not my type', uttered in the right tone and in the context of banter, can be tantamount to a proposal of marriage.

Banter allows courting couples to communicate their feelings without ever saying what they really mean, which would be embarrassing.

Instead, they must say the opposite of what they intend to convey — something at which the English excel.

A ritual exchange of compliments can be observed at almost every social gathering of two or more English female friends.