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What things are unpolite in your country?

Postby marieqv » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:55 pm

In Costa Rica my country is unpolite to ask an adult it age or how much he or she earns... and what about your country manners?

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Postby Hardi » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:48 pm

urinate in public.

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Postby marieqv » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:51 pm

here it is unpolite too but some people do it... :?

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:08 am

To ask a lady's age (I don't know why! The other day someone asked me "You don't mind telling me your age, right? You're young".) I don't mind at all! :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:23 pm

Dixie wrote:To ask a lady's age (I don't know why! The other day someone asked me "You don't mind telling me your age, right? You're young".) I don't mind at all! :roll:

I think the question has more of a negative connotation because of the word "old." Or some people, like some old women I and my cousins have met, can be quite prejudiced towards you based on your age. Last time, I told some woman my age and she looked at me with a question of "why are you with him? You're just a kid!" My cousin told me she was talking to a woman and the conversation went really well. Then it came to the age part. The woman showed her disappointment and excused herself when she knew my cousin's age. :roll:

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Postby marieqv » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:33 pm

Well asking the age can be something unpolite for some people in different cultures, but for me it is not a huge problem... anybody can ask me how old I am!

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Postby mamuta » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:29 am

Dixie wrote:To ask a lady's age

In my country, too...and I agree with it :D I noticed one interesting detail between for example US and my country: it's unpolite to keep hands in pockets in public. It annoys me while President or Prime Ministre has a speech with right hand in the pocket of his trousers :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:59 pm

mamuta wrote:
Dixie wrote:To ask a lady's age

In my country, too...and I agree with it :D I noticed one interesting detail between for example US and my country: it's unpolite to keep hands in pockets in public. It annoys me while President or Prime Ministre has a speech with right hand in the pocket of his trousers :roll:

The US's or yours? :?

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Postby Vega » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:48 pm

mamuta wrote:In my country, too...and I agree with it :D I noticed one interesting detail between for example US and my country: it's unpolite to keep hands in pockets in public. It annoys me while President or Prime Ministre has a speech with right hand in the pocket of his trousers :roll:


What if I walk with my hand in a trousers? Is it unpolite too? :roll:

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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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