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CultureShock! Great Britain by Terry Tan

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‘One is inclined to feel the British set a stiff upper lip when things go awry, and thus Rule Britannia. Well, it’s all EU now and stiff lips, upper and lower, simply would not curl around Brussels (sprouts) sic!’—Terry’s journal, April 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEREOTYPES

When Britannia was ruling the waves and the ‘Made in England’ stamp had a definite prestige during the Industrial Revolution and right up to the 1960s, the Briton was as archetypal as his picture-postcard backdrop: the pudding-basin black bowler hat above a sober, stiff upper lip echoed ...

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