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Postby Danyet » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:07 pm

I think that in America nothing is impolite.
.....except maybe to park one's car on your neighbor's front lawn. :)

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Postby MissLT » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:02 pm

Cutting the line is rude to me. Parking in someone's garage can get your car towed and that's it. But when people cut the line right in front of you, it'd be hard to tell them. They'd have million excuses for this selfish behavior. :roll:

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Postby mamuta » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:55 am

LennyeTran wrote:The US's or yours? :?

Your President or British Prime Minister, of course.
And in all offical situations you shouldn't keep your hand in pockets, Xcalibur - no matter you are standing, sitting or walking...

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Postby Hardi » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:09 am

Yes it's not prepossessing to see if someone hold hand in pocket. Especially politicians and other such, who should at least try to like to people..

After all you may stumble and broke your nose when fall down while hold hands in pocket.. That is what happen to my nephew when he was little.

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Postby Bambang » Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:00 pm

As Hardi said "urinate in public".

It's impolite too here.

But you'll get reward if you can make number eight shape by your urine or you can push your urine until 7 metres.


As Mamuta said "keep hands in pockets in public".

Yes, we consider it as an arrogant attitude.

It's getting horrible when your trousers pockets are torn or there are some big holes inside and you are not wearing underwear.

It's getting much more horrible when you are whistling and shaking or nodding your head.



Anyway, I'd like to say one thing impolite in our country. It's about how to talk to someone.

It's not polite to say "you" to older people.
We usually call their title firts then followed by their names.

For example :

We say " Uncle Xkalibur, may I go with uncle (Xkalibur)?" instead of saying "May I go with you?"

For those who studied abroad since High School, frequently they forget about this manner. They are contaminated by English manner. Of course it's no problem at all when we speak in English. But in Indonesian language it's impolite. That's why sometimes the people who have studied abroad for a long time and then they came back to Indonesia considered arrogant because they speak in Indonesian language with English manner.

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Postby Vega » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:00 pm

If I walk in suit I always put one hand in my pocket. Not because I am an arrogant I do it, I just feel myself confident.

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Postby Hardi » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:40 pm

When I was kid I also had the habit to but hands into pocket. I liked to wear military riding-breeches of soviet army. :lol: There was a shop where could buy army suits. Those riding-breeches had good big pockets and they were made kinda strong... And after all I just looked so cool with them. Those are good and comfortable pants to wear. When u sleeping top of Russian oven, u can jump direct into boots and run out when needed. (of course every good russian soldier go to bed by wearing Kirsa boots, but if it happened that u take them off in some reason they must stay next to bed, so u can jump into them very quickly) :lol:

Well now I don't need to but hands into pocket to feel confident. I believe I could even walk in street by wearing pink suit and still be confident.. :lol:

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:25 am

Dear all.

As an old saying goes :

"Different pond different fish."

Different area different custom.


Impoliteness is subjective. It's so relative.

But one thing is objective and absolutely impolite that's :



Getting naked

on top of

The Statue of Liberty.

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Postby marieqv » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:40 am

Wow!!! It has become very interesting reading all the unpolite things that all of you have wrote about your country. I was :o surprised :o when I read that in US is unpolite too keep your hands in your pockets... I dont think that in my country it is unpolite. What others things can all of you share about your country manners????

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Postby Vega » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:39 am

Hardi wrote:Well now I don't need to but hands into pocket to feel confident. I believe I could even walk in street by wearing pink suit and still be confident.. :lol:


You're a brave person. :lol:

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:08 am

Dear Xkalibur.

I bet you look sexy with that pink suit.

But remember my friend, supernaturall speaking, it's not good if you are naked standing on top of the Statute of Library.

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Postby Vega » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:03 am

bambang wrote:Dear Xkalibur.

I bet you look sexy with that pink suit.

But remember my friend, supernaturall speaking, it's not good if you are naked standing on top of the Statute of Liberty.


Dear uncle bambang,

I'd rather stand naked on top of the statue than wear pink suit.. :) ...Can't imagine me going in pink suit to university, everybody would laugh at me. :P

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You are on the right track.

Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:58 pm

Dear my son, Xkalibur.

Xkalibur is on the right track now.

My dear just got back from the darkness.

Don't get naked in public my son.

Don't wear pink suit at your campus as well.

Just wear casual clothes. And you'll look sexy then.

Sexy name in sexy apperance.

Sexy-dexy Xkalibur.

Pretty cool huh !

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Postby MissLT » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:33 pm

mamuta wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:The US's or yours? :?

Your President or British Prime Minister, of course.
And in all offical situations you shouldn't keep your hand in pockets, Xcalibur - no matter you are standing, sitting or walking...

How interesting! I instinctively put my hands in the pockets when I feel really nervous.

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Postby jrkp » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:10 pm

These are the ones I can recall:

Shake hands and don´t look in the eyes

Enter into a public place and don´t say hello.

Pull out your mocus using your fingers in public

Eating with your mouth open

I don´t know, there are many..... In fact we have a handbook where is resumed all the things considered polite.... Let me check it out and then, I´ll tell you more about what is seen unpolite here...

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Postby Bambang » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:51 am

jrkp wrote:These are the ones I can recall:

Shake hands and don´t look in the eyes


The same here.
Blind people is exceptional.


jrkp wrote:Enter into a public place and don´t say hello.


Different here.
As long as you are not ruining the situation, that's fine.


jrkp wrote:Pull out your mocus using your fingers in public.


Different here.
As long as you cover it with tissue, that's fine.
That's emergency situation. That's normal.


jrkp wrote:Eating with your mouth open.


Totally different here.
We can not eat anything when our mouth closed. To put the food into our mouth, we have to open it first.




LennyeTran wrote:How interesting! I instinctively put my hands in the pockets when I feel really nervous..


My dear, that's animal instinct.
Don't follow that instinct my dear.

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Postby jrkp » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:41 pm

bambang wrote:
jrkp wrote:Eating with your mouth open.


Totally different here.
We can not eat anything when our mouth closed. To put the food into our mouth, we have to open it first.




Of course!!!! But, considering that maybe you dídn´t get my point or perhaps I wrote a very bad translation, well let me rewrite it for you:

I should´ve written:

CHEWING with your mouth open....

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Postby Oriani » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:58 pm

jrkp wrote:
bambang wrote:
jrkp wrote:Eating with your mouth open.


Totally different here.
We can not eat anything when our mouth closed. To put the food into our mouth, we have to open it first.




Of course!!!! But, considering that maybe you dídn´t get my point or perhaps I wrote a very bad translation, well let me rewrite it for you:

I should´ve written:


CHEWING with your mouth open....


Hahahah Oh yes!!! You know what makes angry? When I am talking to a person and that person is paying more attention to writing SMS instead of paying attention to what I say... It happens a lot here...

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Postby mamuta » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:57 am

Oriani wrote: You know what makes angry? When I am talking to a person and that person is paying more attention to writing SMS instead of paying attention to what I say... It happens a lot here...

I totally agree! It annoys me, too. And for me it's unpolite when we have a conversation and suddenly telephone rings and my interlocutor answers the phone AT ONCE without saying a word ...

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The same here.

Postby Bambang » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:03 pm

jrkp wrote:
bambang wrote:
jrkp wrote:Eating with your mouth open.


Totally different here.
We can not eat anything when our mouth closed. To put the food into our mouth, we have to open it first.




Of course!!!! But, considering that maybe you dídn´t get my point or perhaps I wrote a very bad translation, well let me rewrite it for you:

I should´ve written:

CHEWING with your mouth open....



Uncle got it. That's the same here.

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Postby vince90 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:11 pm

It is very impolite to call yourself “uncle” to people that you don’t know. Especially, it’s really rude when you call “son” to a person that you don’t even know how old he is.


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