Londoners use social media to show the world that they are unbowed and certainly not reeling in wake of killings
Often, during times of upsetting national news, British social media finds some bleak humour or common theme to rally around. The hours after Saturday nights attack on London Bridge and Borough Market have been no exception.
The nation is not for reeling
One headline in particular provoked British ire, from the New York Times, which stated that Terrorist attacks in the heart of London leave 6 dead in a nation still reeling
For a start, the word reeling has a very different and meaning distinctive to the British Isles, with the reel being a common folk dance in both Scotland and Ireland.
Other social media users just showed the New York Times that they were getting on with their day, and that London, targeted many times by terrorists over the years, was keeping calm and carrying on.
As one person put it
Heres what actually makes the British reel
The real no go zones of London
A common trope in overseas commentary of Britain from the right has been that there are so-called no go zones in cities, due to apparent radicalisation of the local community. Twitter spent some time today discussing the real no go zones of London.
And finally there were those just laughing about some of the consequences of the attack not quite having the intended effect.
A pint of London Pride
Meanwhile, a man who was pictured holding tightly to a half-full pint glass of beer as he fled the London Bridge attack has become an unlikely hero.
His actions prompted a twinge of pride in Londoners, who identified with the desire to hang on to a pint at all costs.