I guess this is supposed to be oh-so-funny, but I must say I think it is just plain nasty!
And no, I'm not British -- but I know a lot of my readers are.
Since the original post, I've learned from the very knowledgeable My Inner French Girl that the article is an extract from a book that has actually been written by a fake "translator" -- British herself (read the comment below.)
I suppose that makes it a little funnier -- I know the British love biting humor/humour.
What do you think?