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December 16, 2004

Cultural Confusion

Here was me thinking that the staff were yelling at me because I wasn't dressed appropriately. I mean I had my dress thongs (American: flip-flops) and a clean singlet - dunno what the fuss was about really....

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Over at Sanity's Edge, Paul is sharing a very funny story about his visit to Japan. One thing that intrigues me is the Japanese habit of everyone yelling a greeting as they enter and leave a restaurant. According to Paul, you walk in and the entire staff hollers at you, and you holler back when you leave. Or something like that.

Well apparently, Jonesy - we have to abbreviate names in Aussie and I am not sure he wants to be called Rocky :-) - wants people to holler (Aussie: yell*) in his comments. So if you are one of those people who insist on SHOUTING when you type, head over and leave a LOUD comment :-)

[* Out of interest, I reject 'shout' as a translation for 'holler' because a shout is where you pay for the beer :-) - and a word of warning - failing to return a shout is still a hanging offence...]

Posted by Peskie at December 16, 2004 12:00 PM


Nate, ya lost me at singlet. Ya'll Aussie's sure talk funny. ;)

Posted by: Tig at December 15, 2004 01:12 PM

Jes' don't go there! ;)

Posted by: Tig at December 15, 2004 01:12 PM

A singlet - what one wears underneath a shirt (flannel shirt if you are a redneck*). Often worn as the only upper garment in summer. See a sample here...

[* We have rednecks too - most of them live in QLD or WA].

Posted by: Ozguru at December 15, 2004 01:12 PM