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Day: December 9, 2016

Why is that people in UK do not share food? I am from India and have been 3 weeks in London. I have observed that people do not share their food with colleagues or friends in the office or in the restaurants/canteens.

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Dansby Parker is almost there with his answer. As with many cultural differences, this one comes down to Politeness theory. In many cultures, like India and Greece, good social behaviour involves breaking down the boundaries between people you like, such as friends. Sharing a table involves that, and sharing food at the table makes that […]

What is your favourite march or anthem?

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Posted in categories: Music

When I was in university doing computer science (because that’s how old I am), I had a Dutch lecturer, Tobias Ruighaver (now retired). At the end of his course, I arranged the Dutch national anthem Wilhelmus for the instruments I had handy (violin, bassoon, me singing), and someone else presented him with some Heineken. The […]

What has been the general outline of your intellectual evolution over the years?

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Posted in categories: Culture, Personal

Habib le toubib, what a tough question this is. There’s a reason I’ve put it off so long. I had some run up of development from 10 to 15, including teaching myself Latin, reading high school Greek literature anthologies, and working out calculus. Tried to be religious, gave up around 15, though still retained cultural […]

What do you think of the Glaswegian accent?

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Posted in categories: Language

Ah, an utterly unscientific survey on Scottish accents. I find Scottish accents sexy. I find Glaswegian accents unintelligible and sexy. Taggart was a formative experience in my upbringing. For years, I’d imitate him picking up the phone: Halloo! Thes ez Tahghaghrt! … Whü?! Answered 2016-12-09 · Upvoted by Steve Rapaport [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-do-you-think-of-the-Glaswegian-accent/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]

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