"Uri Geller's greeting is un-English in its intrusiveness". A very dangerous word, this. For a start, I defy anyone to exactly explain what being English means at any time in our chequered history. A dictionary defines it as: Not having the characteristics of British people or practices. But the definition cunningly fails to define those characteristics. Shades of the McCarthy witch hunt perhaps, when communists were described as "un-American".
The Malay word 'amuk', meaning 'mad with uncontrollable rage' led to the expression RUNNING AMOK