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Thread #138129   Message #3162700
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
30-May-11 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Subject: RE: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Regarding British understatement and making the best of things, one has only to watch The Life of Brian, the crucifixion scene. But I wonder if it's an age thing. My poor late friend was terminally ill with cancer. I remember with great sadness but admiration how, when I asked her one day how she was feeling, she replied "Oh, a bit under the weather..." That afternoon she was dead. Yet last winter when my niece ,aged just twenty, had a cold, I phoned her up to see how SHE was feeling, and she replied "Like fucking SHIT, Auntie!"