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20th May '16 6:50:55 AM igordebraga
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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).
6th May '16 7:03:42 AM tinyhands
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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.

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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' ''Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.
6th May '16 7:00:33 AM tinyhands
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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.
19th Mar '16 2:13:26 PM AgProv
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* The whole thing teetered dangerously on the brink of becoming a DeadHorseTrope in September 1997, in the immediate aftermath of the death of Princess Diana. The British population were polarized by her passing. It appeared that one half descended into a crazed grief-frenzy and couldn't stop crying or leaving flowers at any point that had even a tangential relationship with the sainted deceased. The other half, that simply couldn't see what all the fuss was about, retreated into the Stiff Upper Lip as a kind of reaction to all the appalling and unprecedented sentimentality that was going on over the wretched bloody woman, who wasn't even a Royal when she died, so we fail to see what all the fuss is about, ''do pull yourselves '''together''', for goodness' sake!'' Abuse and recrimination was freely hurled by both sides. It is perhaps safest to say that while the wall is crumbling, enough of the British people still adhere to the old ways.
13th Mar '16 4:53:23 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': The very British public school headmaster in "Hello, Mr. Chips." While quintessentially British, he's a youngish man who gets around fairly well with everyone at Madison. Mr. Conklin, interesting enough, was expecting a much stricter man and had even dictated that Miss Brooks (and the rest of the faculty) wear funereal black so as not to hurt his sensibilities.
25th Feb '16 11:41:35 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* The image of British stuffiness goes back to the days of VictorianBritain, when many upper and middle class people expressed prudent behaviour. Since the British Empire was so huge many locals across the world witnessed this British prudency and the stereotype stuck.

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* The image of British stuffiness goes back to the days of VictorianBritain, when many upper and middle class people expressed prudent prudish behaviour. Since the British Empire was so huge many locals across the world witnessed this British prudency and the stereotype stuck.
30th Dec '15 8:50:10 AM Kitchen90
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->''"No hugs, dear. I'm British. We only show affection to dogs and horses."''

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->''"No hugs, dear. I'm British. We only show affection to [[TheHunter dogs and horses.horses]]."''



* The ''Film/CarryOn'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. The cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual innuendo and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy there were still many British people embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.

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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. The When the series reach the 1960s, the cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual innuendo situations and double entendres, and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy there comedy, others were still many British people embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.
2nd Dec '15 1:54:05 AM sarahispi
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* ''Series/PeepShow'': Mark Corrigan is this to a T, often getting himself into embarrassing situations because he just won't say how he feels.
17th Aug '15 11:54:00 AM Kitchen90
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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. The cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual innuendo and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MrsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy there were still many British people embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.

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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. The cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual innuendo and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MrsFanservice MsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy there were still many British people embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.
4th Aug '15 7:53:34 PM LeeM
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*** All the more impressive since Jeff was played by Peter Dyneley, a British actor with a Canadian accent, playing an American trying to affect a stuffy British accent and doing it badly.
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