“The problem with the English is you never know when they are joking or being serious.”
Stiff upper lip? Confusing? Infuriating? The British like to think they have a unique sense of humour, but humour is of course a universal human experience. So is there something about British humour that makes it different?
Humour comes up everywhere in the UK, in all parts of social and work life. It pops up in the most unlikely places, including in what appears to be the most serious of business meetings and particularly in times of crisis. Just look at the range of coronavirus humour that came up in the past year.