Oh damn the English!

You see, my darling girl, it isn’t quite done over here to parade one’s emotions so publicly. We as a race, on the whole, prefer to—understate. Do you understand my darling?—I was guilty of bad form, especially as, I think I did, I cried a bit when I told them… Oh damn the English! Sometimes I think that their bad form doesn’t just lie in revealing their emotions, it’s in having any at all.
Do you like the English?
Terence Rattigan, The Collected Plays, Volume Four, In Praise of Love, Act 1, p. 242

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