Q: Why do the British use the expression “stiff upper lip” in reference to their fortitude? And when did they begin using it? A: Although the expression is now a cliché for British determination in the face of adversity, it actually originated in the United States in the early 1800s. Why “keep a stiff upper... ? Read More: A stiff upper lip
A stiff upper lip isn't admirable or honorable, it's just a tragic commentary on how we teach men not to share and how we teach women that expressing their feelings will push men away.
While you might think that a stoic reaction to a traumatic event would confuse toddlers, new research shows that they actually do understand that a stiff upper lip can be appropriate in certain situations.
British fear of wasting the doctor's time may be stopping cancer patients getting early treatment First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 14:53 ON Wed 30 Jan 2013 THE BRITISH stiff upper lip may be responsible for high rates of death among B...
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