What is so typically British?

Stiff upper lip?

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My husband bought me this book to understand the British ‘Stiff upper lips’… (newly edited, linked to a Flemish classical radio programme). But, what he did not know: at the ESC we only have a few Britons…




Hot water

Why are mixing taps so rare here, and why is the hot water ‘very hot’ (sometimes you even get a warning)? …to make tea without needing a boiler?


Queuing politely

Further, I noticed Britains are queuing politely as long as they are in UK. Once they leave the Eurostar in Brussels, most of them are behaving like Belgians 🙂

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EU visiting fellow at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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