[LMB] Quaddies in DI shifting OT: to Canadians

Marna Nightingale marna at marna.ca
Tue, 10 Aug 2004 18:12:41 -0400


Sara Amis wrote:

> At 04:01 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote:
> 
>> |a common difficulty in cross-cultural communication that USians are 
>> |inclined to assume that if a person is not arguing with you they 
>> |probably agree with you and that if they are being pleasant and 
>> polite |to you they probably like how you are acting and if they are 
>> apologising |they are probably actually accepting blame.
> 
> Only if they are not Southern.   A Southerner would not assume any of 
> those things.

Same words, different tune, though having Southern USians in the family 
I speak both, a bit.

Marna.