Battle / “Expressing excitement: Overblown or understated?”
Overblown or understated?
Picture your typical British girl as she sees your beautiful new sofa for the first time. She’s overjoyed, bubbling over with enthusiasm. You’d think that she just won a major literary prize or crossed paths with her favorite celebrity. Is the excitement genuine?!
And next to her imagine the French girl – in a state of perfect self-control, a slightly blasé look about her. Is she depressed? Not likely. She might just prefer to express her approval in a more reserved way. Maybe deep down, she even longs for the same couch, but dares not admit it.