The Stiff Upper Lip

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The Stiff Upper Lip

Post by jdaw1 » 00:40 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Wikipedia says that the stiff upper lip is all about fortitude in the face of adversity, or great self-restraint in the expression of emotion. Quite right too. None of this continental exuberance on this gentle isle, good gentleman.

This thread is to report exemplary examples of stiff upper lip.

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:40 Thu 13 Aug 2015

The BBC, in an article entitled [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-33849863]Elderly man 'calmly' smokes pipe while 'sinking' in Loxley lake[/url], wrote:An elderly man who accidentally drove into a lake sat in his car calmly smoking his pipe as he waited to be rescued, emergency services have said.

Crews were called to a farm in Loxley, Warwickshire, at about 14:50 BST on Tuesday.

The man, in his eighties, had gone there to fish.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "He smoked his pipe and chatted to the farmer, who went into the lake in waders".

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