international behavioural norms

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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby Jimbo » 08 Aug 2017, 13:17

At this years Fuji Rock I found myself in a food tent chatting and drinking sake and eating salted squid guts with these two Japanese guys from Osaka. It was the last night of the fest and i asked which act they had liked the best. Right away they looked a little uncomfortable, Neither would answer and right away I recognized the Japanese seeming inability to state a preference. These guys looked cool, however, and I didn't expect such uptightness. I had seen this with my h.s. students when. i.e., just to make simple English conversation I'd ask, "What's your favorite TV show?" They usually couldn't answer. They couldn't chose. So now with these Osaka guys, knowing now what I hadn't known for 30 years I shifted conversational gears and asked which was an act they particularly enjoyed. The both quickly answered with some Japanese band I never heard of nor had I seen at the festival.

A few days later I mentioned this trait to one of my adult students and he knew what I meant. He explained there were usually too many variables to choose a best or, God forbid, a worst. And soon after that my wife was watching MTV Japan reviewing Fuji Rock and just for fun the English show host asked a Japanese rocker to play a word association game. The dude froze. He couldn't come up with one word to associate with another. Too many variables I guess.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 13:19

The Spanish are very touchy feely. As a common repressed Irishman, this took awhile to get use to.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby R. Swipe » 08 Aug 2017, 13:43

The Great Defector wrote:The Spanish are very touchy feely. As a common repressed Irishman, this took awhile to get use to.


Roddy Doyle's got a bit to say about it. In The Snapper, I think.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Aug 2017, 14:14

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PENK wrote:It's maybe a difference between Peninsular and American Spanish, as I also remember "por favor" being uncommon in Spain. They thought our habit of saying "please" for everything cheapened the word.


Really? What a bunch of FUCKING ASSHOLES!


Seriously.What dicks!
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 14:26

Dr. B. Eef wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:The Spanish are very touchy feely. As a common repressed Irishman, this took awhile to get use to.


Roddy Doyle's got a bit to say about it. In The Snapper, I think.


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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby fire and fueryIre » 08 Aug 2017, 16:44

Dr. B. Eef wrote:
fueryIre wrote:Seem to recall reading somewhere that German surgeons are also supposed to be amongst the best in the world at reversing irony bypasses...


True.

When's the op?


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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby R. Swipe » 08 Aug 2017, 16:46

Just the one four-syllable word, Logic?

You're losing your touch! ;)
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Aug 2017, 16:57

Well, there's BCB behavioral norms sorted, then
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby fire and fueryIre » 08 Aug 2017, 18:32

Dr. B. Eef wrote:Just the one four-syllable word, Logic?

You're losing your touch! ;)


You were never able to watch On the Move again after Bob Hoskyns died. Shame you were doing quite well by all accounts
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 18:35

Count Machuki wrote:Well, there's BCB behavioral norms sorted, then



Paranoia?
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Aug 2017, 20:24

The sexual tension on here is unbearable sometimes.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 22:48

Tell me about it.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby R. Swipe » 08 Aug 2017, 22:53

Darkness_Fish wrote:The sexual tension on here is unbearable sometimes.


Well, I suppose it beats "you need a shag"
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 22:55

I can see you rocking that hair cut in your signature when you were young john.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby R. Swipe » 08 Aug 2017, 22:57

Bob or Logic?
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 22:58

Logic.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby R. Swipe » 08 Aug 2017, 23:01

I didn't have the balls.
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Re: international behavioural norms

Postby The Great Defector » 08 Aug 2017, 23:08

I heard you have a high voice alright.
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