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18th Apr '18 3:16:18 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:263:Good luck telling this guy to lighten up.]]



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[[caption-width-right:263:Good luck telling this guy to lighten up.]]
12th Apr '18 6:38:06 AM CadeyrnofKearneyI
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* [[LetsPlay/TearofGrace]] channels this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP4uijOjfr0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m13s one of his]] ''[[VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar]]'' videos where he throws an Uruk off a sheer cliff for refusing to introduce himself before or during their fight.

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* [[LetsPlay/TearofGrace]] LetsPlay/TearofGrace channels this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP4uijOjfr0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m13s one of his]] ''[[VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar]]'' ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' videos where he throws an Uruk off a sheer cliff for refusing to introduce himself before or during their fight.
12th Apr '18 6:36:57 AM CadeyrnofKearneyI
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* [[LetsPlay/TearofGrace]] channels this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP4uijOjfr0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m13s one of his]] ''[[VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar]]'' videos where he throws an Uruk off a sheer cliff for refusing to introduce himself before or during their fight.
18th Mar '18 1:47:28 PM Irthe1981
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* ''WebVideo/LeftPOORDead'': Reginald and Tippy have this in spades
26th Feb '18 11:22:13 AM rjd1922
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* Inverted in the 2015 version of DangerMouse when Danger Mouse meets his American DistaffCounterpart, Jeopardy Mouse. She is much more serious and no-nonsense than he is, which becomes a point of conflict between them. She even points out that he's not a very secretive "secret" agent if he's on a billboard doing a cereal ad.

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* Inverted in the 2015 version of DangerMouse ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' when Danger Mouse meets his American DistaffCounterpart, Jeopardy Mouse. She is much more serious and no-nonsense than he is, which becomes a point of conflict between them. She even points out that he's not a very secretive "secret" agent if he's on a billboard doing a cereal ad.
14th Feb '18 8:40:55 PM FactoidCow
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** During a Let's Play of the adventure game ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAG32E0BunQ Normality,]]'' Gabriel got him to crack up by simply singing a fake [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]] lyric.

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** During a Let's Play of the adventure game ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAG32E0BunQ com/watch?v=aAG32E0BunQ&t=25m53s Normality,]]'' Gabriel got him to crack up by simply singing a fake [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]] lyric.
3rd Feb '18 8:39:03 AM Aquila89
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--> '''British Man:''' You know my dear, we could have sex right now.
--> '''British Woman:''' Oh really dear?
--> '''British Man:''' Yes. But let's not. ''*Goes back to reading his novel*''

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--> '''British Man:''' You know my dear, Margaret, we could have sex sexual intercourse right now.
--> '''British Woman:''' Oh really dear?
Yes, yes we could.
--> '''British Man:''' Yes. But Hm, but let's not. ''*Goes back to reading his novel*''
27th Dec '17 8:38:43 AM lakingsif
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Of course, one need only watch modern British television, with its abundance of drama and open-mindedness, to see this trope averted. Not only averted, but in many cases, inverted. However, [[StiffUpperLip rationality in the face of adversity]] ''is'' a British virtue. The British sense of humour can also form a stumbling block; in many cases, it tends to work on ironic {{understatement}} and [[DeadpanSnarker dry wit]] that can easily fly under the radar of people who aren't used to it.

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Of course, one need only watch modern British television, with its abundance of drama and open-mindedness, to see this trope averted. Not only averted, but in many cases, inverted. However, [[StiffUpperLip rationality in the face of adversity]] ''is'' a British virtue. The [[BritishHumour British sense of humour humour]] can also form a stumbling block; in many cases, it tends to work on ironic {{understatement}} and [[DeadpanSnarker dry wit]] that can easily fly under the radar of people who aren't used to it.
15th Nov '17 5:58:55 PM WillKeaton
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** During a Let's Play of the adventure game ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAG32E0BunQ Normality]]'', Gabriel got him to crack up by simply singing a fake [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]] lyric.

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** During a Let's Play of the adventure game ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAG32E0BunQ Normality]]'', Normality,]]'' Gabriel got him to crack up by simply singing a fake [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]] lyric.



* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy's use of "high-class British porn".

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* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s use of "high-class British porn".



* Oddly enough, Europeans also have the impression that the English often are far more lewd in their private life. The French idiom "to spank", for instance, is literally called "Le Vice Anglais" (translation: "The English Vice"). Many Britons with a dignified, stuffy, chaste, conservative public image are often caught in surprisingly saucy sex scandals. Historical examples are John Profumo [[note]] a British Minister of Defense who was caught commiting adultery in 1963 with call girl Christine Keeler. If that weren't bad enough Keeler also had contacts with a well known London gangster and a member of the Soviet embassy. As a result Profumo had to resign. [[/note]], Stephen Milligan [[note]] a Conservative politician found dead in 1994, from having auto-erotic asphyxiation sex with his secretary [[/note]] and UsefulNotes/JohnMajor [[note]] A former British Prime Minister who, in 2002, turned out to have had an extramarital affair with politician Edwina Currie, though this happened way before he even became PM. The amusing thing about this was that ''Series/SpittingImage'' had spoofed the ludicrous idea that someone as stuffy as Major would have an extramarital affair in the past. [[/note]] While British tabloids exploit these stories to death the foreign press is especially interested in them. Not because they are above this sort of thing either, but "because it's those "stuffy Britons" we're talking about."

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* Oddly enough, Europeans also have the impression that the English often are far more lewd in their private life. The French idiom "to spank", for instance, is literally called "Le Vice Anglais" (translation: "The English Vice"). Many Britons with a dignified, stuffy, chaste, conservative public image are often caught in surprisingly saucy sex scandals. Historical examples are John Profumo [[note]] a Profumo,[[note]]A British Minister of Defense who was caught commiting adultery in 1963 with call girl Christine Keeler. If that weren't bad enough Keeler also had contacts with a well known London gangster and a member of the Soviet embassy. As a result Profumo had to resign. [[/note]], [[/note]] Stephen Milligan [[note]] a Conservative politician found dead in 1994, from having auto-erotic asphyxiation sex with his secretary [[/note]] and UsefulNotes/JohnMajor [[note]] A former British Prime Minister who, in 2002, turned out to have had an extramarital affair with politician Edwina Currie, though this happened way before he even became PM. The amusing thing about this was that ''Series/SpittingImage'' had spoofed the ludicrous idea that someone as stuffy as Major would have an extramarital affair in the past. [[/note]] While British tabloids exploit these stories to death the foreign press is especially interested in them. Not because they are above this sort of thing either, but "because it's those "stuffy Britons" we're talking about."
15th Nov '17 5:57:50 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' frequently mentions this, mostly in segments about the United Kingdom but sometimes just when it allows for SelfDeprecation ("Thereís no way I would be happier giving eight hugs a day. Iím English! Thatís four lifetimesí worth of hugs.Ē).

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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' frequently mentions this, mostly in segments about the United Kingdom but sometimes just when it allows for SelfDeprecation SelfDeprecation. ("Thereís no way I would be happier giving eight hugs a day. Iím English! Thatís four lifetimesí worth of hugs.Ē).Ē)
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