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Understanding the Brits' 'Stiff Upper Lip'

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Understanding the Brits' 'Stiff Upper Lip'

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Understanding the Brits' 'Stiff Upper Lip'

Understanding the Brits' 'Stiff Upper Lip'

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the use of the phrase "stiff upper lip" when referring to the British, especially in reports of the July 7 London bombings.