CHAT: "have a nice day"
|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!!