The BBC have recently been asking a question that I’ve had myself for ages; what happened to the famous British ‘Stiff Upper Lip’?
The death of Diana is often said to be the moment the UK lost its stiff upper lip and the British started being comfortable crying in public. But has the UK always been a nation for mass outpourings of national grief? (Read more)
Everything has to be totally OTT these days, be it happiness, sadness or total indifference; it appears we simply have to do them all to excess, we just don’t have any decorum or standards any more. Americans and the media to blame again no doubt?
- Buttoned up (bbc.co.uk)
- For Crying Out Loud (guardian.co.uk)
- Why the stiff upper lip has gone soggy (dailymail.co.uk)
- Jo Brand targets celebrities who fake tears on TV (telegraph.co.uk)
- The crying game: Why we cry (telegraph.co.uk)
- The King’s Speech flies the flag for a stiff upper lip that no longer exists (guardian.co.uk)