Lawspeak

Wonderful article. Just substitute law professor for Brits. It's all about never showing feelings because if you do, others will know how you actually feel and anything but the most general and misleading statement is uncollegial: . http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10280244/Translation-table-explaining-the-truth-behind-British-politeness-becomes-internet-hit.html