[LMB] Quaddies in DI shifting OT: to Canadians
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.