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CHAT: "have a nice day"

From:yl-ruil <yl-ruil@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2000, 16:44
taliesin the storyteller euecuet:

> > > Well, thank you, and have a nice day. > > > > Never say this again, otherwise I may be forced to kill you ;). This is > > nothing personal, just a cultural pet-hate. I'm sure any other English > > people on the list will agree when I say we find it VERY irritating. But > > apart from that, good luck kidder. > > Why is this a pet-hate? Hmmm... makes me think of shop-clerks... "thanks > for buying Jalla-burger and have a nice day!" Lower-class? Is that why?
No, very American. While there is nothing wrong with American culture, most non-Americans object to the creeping influence of the overly PC "corporate American" I think it's called cultural imperialism.
> How handy it is to be "God" for a conculture and explicitly brand that > kind of behavior as foreign, traitorous and impolite :) "He couldn't get > to the point, what a loser!"
The Carastans actually have a god of etiquette and a demon of bad taste: Dharelos and Barenos!!