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Old 25-03-2015, 06:41   #1
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Seems to me there's a general lack of knowledge/info/education out there amongst Cruisers, Wanna Be's and the Office Desk Sailors of this Forum..
So as a starter here's something to be aware off.. even a simple gesture CAN potentially get you a kicking if your in the wrong place at the wrong time..
Be Aware.. give to others what you expect from them..

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Old 25-03-2015, 06:49   #2
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Yep.

The son of an English friend got a smacking in a Bikers bar in the States when he asked for a fag

I still laugh over it.
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:59   #3
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Figure with a bit of luck and the sprinkling of World travellers we get dropping in every now and then a list of do's and don'ts regarding local etiquette and coustesy vs insult may prove useful.. and save simple errors ..
For those who give a damn..
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I got caught with the yes/no head movements in Greece, ended up with the wrong dinner, learned quickly to keep my head still and just use my words.


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I got caught with the yes/no head movements in Greece, ended up with the wrong dinner, learned quickly to keep my head still and just use my words.


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Ahahahahahaaaa.. yeah.. I thought the guy in the newsagents was taking the piss when he kept nodding to my reqest for a certain tobacco.. then not giving it to me..
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Seems to me there's a general lack of knowledge/info/education out there amongst Cruisers, Wanna Be's and the Office Desk Sailors of this Forum..
So as a starter here's something to be aware off.. even a simple gesture CAN potentially get you a kicking if your in the wrong place at the wrong time..
Be Aware.. give to others what you expect from them..

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/18-gest...150011797.html


A good post…as it is always good to know how others interpret our actions, symbols, or gestures and traveling abroad can lead to misunderstanding.

Of course this also means that gestures such as the (you used in your post above) might have more than one meaning too. (See item #10 in the linked list.)

The one expression or non-verbal communication that seems to be universal and rarely misinterpreted is the genuine smile.
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I agree about a smile. Another one that generally works is a look of pure innocence. Or actually any way to make them feel a little Helpful toward you. Once someone helps another, they have some feeling of responsibility toward that person. Mac
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I agree about a smile. Another one that generally works is a look of pure innocence. Or actually any way to make them feel a little Helpful toward you. Once someone helps another, they have some feeling of responsibility toward that person. Mac
I find a big grin and a cheery 'Au Revoir' as one walks into a shop for the 1st time breaks the ice wonderfully in France, the Caribe and
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Bonjour going In....Au Revoir on going out....but it'll make 'em laff, I suppose!!
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The hard part is subtle terms change even with in the same country.

In New England asking for Jimmys gets you sprinkles for your Ice cream.

In New York asking for Jimmys gets you condoms.

Careful what you ask for when ordering ice cream
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Ahahahahahaaaa.. yeah.. I thought the guy in the newsagents was taking the piss when he kept nodding to my reqest for a certain tobacco.. then not giving it to me..
Hands signs, hell seems english means different things as I wouldn't bet a lot of money that I really even know what this means

What do the following mean? Would we here on CF agree if it tell us what it suppose to mean?





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Yep.

The son of an English friend got a smacking in a Bikers bar in the States when he asked for a fag

I still laugh over it.

What is it you guys call lighting one cigarette off of another?
It's been awhile
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Well world travelers, is it true that the thumbs up sign, rather than OK/good means something quite rude is some cultures? (as in an inappropriate insertion)
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What is it you guys call lighting one cigarette off of another?
It's been awhile
A fag is English street talk for a cigarette.

"Gis a fag."
" I need a fag"
"dying for a fag".
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