I have been told by one of the english persuation that 'Britishing' was the name of a catalog/company in the 1970's that specialized in knitwear and knitting. I haven't been able to back this clain save it be for one web site that makes reference to 'Britishing Knitting catalogs' at "http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/canterbury/28/knit.html".
So it would seem that britishing is all about clothes and Mr. Pater has a dirty, dirty mind for thinking otherwise. ** grin **
Note: This writeup used to be very, very
different and very very pointless.
So instead of nuking it, it has been changed.