I was just outside the Parthenon in Athens, surrounded by American Tourists. Upon looking at a sign showing how they were taking it all apart and putting it back together in the right order, one of the Southern women shouts out “ooh, it used to be coloured!” Which, of course, it was, but not in the way the woman thought.

This was the same people who wondered out loud why the Ancient Athenians had used a swastika motif “after what Hitler did”. I never realised that when people say Americans have no sense of time, what they meant was chronology.