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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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Postby Bambang » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:04 am

vince90 wrote: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.



Where do you live?

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Postby mamuta » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:23 am

vince90 wrote: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.

...bambang, you can call me daughter :D :D :D

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Oh that's so sweet.

Postby Bambang » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:06 pm

mamuta wrote:
vince90 wrote: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.


...bambang, you can call me daughter :D :D :D



Sure dear.

You are my sweet daughter.

Anyway, there are two uncles in this forum now.
And the other one ?
You must have known. (That Vince)

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Postby vince90 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:45 pm

bambang wrote:
vince90 wrote: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.



Where do you live?


It doesn't matter where I live. My traditional custom is almost the same as your. Young people should avoid calling old people by name. They suppose to call them uncle, aunt, Mr., Mrs. and so on. However in English, you can’t say you’re are uncle to everyone unless that person really related to you or you knew that person very well.

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Om Vince.

Postby Bambang » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:17 am

Then I can call you "Om".

Om Vince.

Pretty cool huh?

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Re: Om Vince.

Postby vince90 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:41 pm

bambang wrote:Then I can call you "Om".

Om Vince.

Pretty cool huh?


I am not sure what you mean “om”. Maybe you mean “ông” in Vietnamese and Mr. in English. I refer to call me by name. It’s friendly in that way.

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Dear Vince.

Postby Bambang » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:13 pm

Well frankly speaking, I don't know how to call you.

Because psychologically speaking, you are not an open person.

So, dear Vince is the best I suppose.

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Re: Dear Vince.

Postby vince90 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:37 pm

bambang wrote:Well frankly speaking, I don't know how to call you.

Because psychologically speaking, you are not an open person.

So, dear Vince is the best I suppose.


Huh…? Can you tell me in what ways that I am not an open person? :shock:

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Re: Dear Vince.

Postby Bambang » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:21 am

vince90 wrote:
bambang wrote:Well frankly speaking, I don't know how to call you.

Because psychologically speaking, you are not an open person.

So, dear Vince is the best I suppose.


Huh…? Can you tell me in what ways that I am not an open person? :shock:



You didn't say whether you are old or not.
You didn't even write your location in your profile.

Small examples, but can represent your closedness.

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Postby mamuta » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:07 am

I must agree with uncle bambang, vince90 - and don't be so serious :lol: ... sometimes it's good to do or say something unexpectedly, it's so refreshing :wink:

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Postby Bambang » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:08 am

mamuta wrote:I must agree with uncle bambang, vince90 ...


Then uncle just got one supporter here.

Thank you for supporting uncle, my dear mamuta.

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Re: Dear Vince.

Postby vince90 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm

bambang wrote:
vince90 wrote:
bambang wrote:Well frankly speaking, I don't know how to call you.

Because psychologically speaking, you are not an open person.

So, dear Vince is the best I suppose.


Huh…? Can you tell me in what ways that I am not an open person? :shock:



You didn't say whether you are old or not.
You didn't even write your location in your profile.

Small examples, but can represent your closedness.



How old I am or where I live is not the point here. The point is that you are not using the word “uncle” promptly in English. It doesn’t mean that you are old and you can label yourself as uncle to everyone. Anyway this is my last reply to this post. I don’t thing it is going to change anything to an OPEN MINDED like you UNCLE bambang. Good luck!

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Two uncles now.

Postby Bambang » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:11 pm

Then we have two uncles now.

Welcome to my boat, brother Vince.

A sweet boat for the elderly.

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unpolite!!

Postby mrsnat » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:54 pm

in my country it's not nice to barf when you are eating!!

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Postby Policarpo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:33 am

In my country, spit out in public is unpolite,

What about in yours?

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Spitting

Postby Bambang » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:32 am

In my country, spitting at G. W. Bush' photos is just fine.

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Postby marieqv » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:47 pm

Here it is also unpolite to barf when you are eating, but I have heard that in India or another country it is a good manner to barf because it means that you liked the food...

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Re: What things are unpolite in your country?

Postby sweethuman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:04 am

- Eating while on the road
- Talking loud on phone
- Playing songs on the phone while on the road


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