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February 18th, 2009


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12:45 pm - How utterly, *utterly* British.

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From:motomuffin
Date:February 18th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Stiff upper lip! Honor of family!

:-D
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From:quietlyurban
Date:February 18th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
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There was an article about it on the bbc website the other day. The posters were all printed up for the end of WW2 but never used, most of them got pulped. One found its way into a box of old books that ended up at a secondhand bookshop. They framed it and put it on their wall, and people kept wanting to buy it, so they started to reproduce them.

Quite a neat story, and as for the quote itself, well it just seems to apply nicely to most things.
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From:trystero
Date:February 18th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
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The story is linked behind the image, above, but yeah, that's where I first noticed it.  :-)
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From:rufinia
Date:February 18th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
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I like it.
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From:z_gryphon
Date:February 18th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
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I want one of those very much.
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From:trystero
Date:February 18th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From:z_gryphon
Date:February 18th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Lovely! Thank you.
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From:trystero
Date:February 18th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I seem to carry on quite a bit already at work, but yeah, the "keep calm" part of the admonition is a good thing to have staring you in the face.  :-)
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From:keshwyn
Date:February 18th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I am contemplating whether I might need another mug.

The concept of drinking a nice afternoon cuppa out of a mug with that on it appeals greatly.
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From:mindways
Date:February 18th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. It's a good reminder, both in microcosm and in large-scale politics + such.

(It's also the most effective advice for combatting the widespread effects of terrorism - namely, the pervasive worry and overreaction-to-possibility-of-threat - I've yet seen. Might use a ", help each other out," in the middle, but that would disrupt the simplicity of it.)
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From:solipsistnation
Date:February 19th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
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Unsurprisingly, I am reminded of many of the artifacts at the Churchill exhibit at Bletchley Park.

They also have many incredible postcards of WW2 posters.

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