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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
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Yashar Ali: The Stiff Upper Lip: A Man's Condition and A Woman's Burden

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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.

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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.

Stiff upper lip may be causing high rate of UK cancer deaths

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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...

Proof that the British hardly ever had a stiff upper lip

Entertainment / Books : The Spectator: Books

The last time I cried was September 1989. That was my first week at public school. The reason I cried… The post Proof that the British hardly ever had a stiff upper lip appeared first on The Spectator.

Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain

Local Interest / England : Anglotopia

  From medieval times to present day Britain where did the stiff upper lip come from? Or more like whom and what caused the British people’s emotions to evolve or digress? Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britai...

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