'Grumpy Old Men' is a 'conversational style' t.v. programme which started in 2003.
It asks : What are the reasons why men between 35 and 54 are 'grumpy' in Britain today ?
The programme has a number of well-known middle-aged men, apparently between 35 and 54, who talk about 'issues of modern life' which irritate them.
A. A. Gill
and the narrator, Geoffrey Palmer.
This Old Brit certainly chimes with the observations about our beautiful English language and has to confess that, he too, asks a question when making a statement.
Is it all part of blending in with the present culture ?