DOES the faltering, timid persona of many of Hugh Grant's characters really depict the typical Welshman?
Surely Rhys Ifans, with his ability to play brooding or buffoon, is a more accurate portrayal of the Celtic psyche?
For a successful English actress you might choose the understated chiselled charms of Kristin Scott Thomas whereas for a Welsh actress, you have Catherine Zeta-Jones who, with her upfront pride of her achievements and love of her roots, perhaps displays two very Welsh attributes.
Think of the way the Welsh are portrayed by the English - remember Shakespeare's clownish but deceptively competent Fluellen? - and you realise that two of the nations which make up Britain are perhaps breeds apart.
Could you seriously say that the BBC Wales "comedy", High Hopes, represents Britishness - and not a rather specific Valleys view of life?
And what about Max Boyce? Would it be fair to say you need to be Welsh to appreciate his humour? All that stereotyping of the English as posh, mun, could only come from a chippy boyo, surely.
In the dog world, the Welsh terrier is described as a "sturdy, compact, rugged dog of medium size with a coarse wire-textured coat friendly, outgoing to people and other dogs, showing spirit and courage".
And the English terrier? That's the one with a narrow face and smooth coat, likes the addition of "bull" in its name, and divides opinion as to whether it is handsome or ugly.