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I promise I'm not a snob!

How do I become more aware of my surroundings and less of a space cadet? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Do you say hi to acquaintances/classmates?

Do you say hi to acquaintances/classmates? [more inside]
posted by Osakhomen on Nov 6, 2012 - 33 answers

How do motorcyclists and cyclists around the world greet each other?

What kinds of different greetings do motorcyclists and cyclists in different parts of the world have for each other when they pass on the road? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Apr 19, 2012 - 25 answers

What should you call a priest when "Father" isn't an option?

I work in a nominally Catholic institution with a resident priest. I'll be working with him next week on publicising the upcoming Christmas events. Most people refer to him Father (firstname). I don't feel comfortable with that - so what do I call him instead? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Nov 15, 2011 - 86 answers

christmas list card printing awesomeness

Has anybody got a Microsoft Word for Mac greeting card template for A4? I want to print two a5 cards on a piece of a4, guillotine that, and then fold those into a6 cards.
posted by By The Grace of God on Oct 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Beyond Comment ca va

Different "how are yous" in different languages? [more inside]
posted by dave99 on Aug 19, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me not to offend people

Help me not to offend everyone in the whole world! [more inside]
posted by cromagnon on Mar 31, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I say “Happy birthday, stepbrother!” in Latin?

How do I say “Happy birthday, stepbrother!” in Latin? [more inside]
posted by kyten on Mar 22, 2010 - 6 answers

What is this Japanese greeting?

In Japan, upon entering a shop or restaurant I was pelted with this greeting. This was over ten years ago. It remember it like "ashira - shy - ma - zay" My friend, and guide told me this was absolutely obligatory and a staff worker could be fired for not saying this. Where does this come from? There is a restaurant in my neighborhood (brooklyn) where the staff says this (or something, it happens quicly). It seems to be not just a greeting but an alert to other staff "there is a customer present!" What is the purpose? What does this mean most literally? Thank you!
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 30, 2008 - 10 answers

I mustache you this question...

If there was a greeting card with a fuzzy felt mustache on the outside, what would the inside say? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Oct 3, 2008 - 40 answers

"Exchanging glances, wond'ring in the night...."

What do you do when you and someone you barely know are approaching each other? Always make eye contact and smile or say hi? Make eye contact and then keep walking? Keep walking unless they say something? Mentally scramble for small talk? Stop and tie your shoelaces? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jul 23, 2008 - 24 answers

Wondering Why My Cat Greets Me This Particular Way ...

Consistently, every single time I come home, my cat will come over to a particular corner of my desk -- I need not be sitting at it or indeed be anywhere near it -- and meow while faux-scratching it. He occasionally will stretch his back after the scratch, but not always. It's extremely cute, and he's such an affectionate cat that I'm even kind of touched by it. But I suppose I find myself curious as to what the gesture breaks down to. I'm assuming it's a greeting, since he repeats it without fail every time I come home after being out for more than a few minutes, but I suppose I'm curious as to what the action signifies. I doubt it's totally random, but I can't quite figure out what "animal world" thing he would be doing by that particular pattern.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 23, 2008 - 11 answers

You good!

Are there any languages other than Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.) that have a greeting that means "you (are) good"?
posted by strangeguitars on Apr 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Good morning, plate of beans!

(If you are male) Do women meet your gaze/say hello/acknowledge that you exist when you are out walking? This probably seems like a ridiculous question, but it's been bugging me for a long time. [more inside]
posted by stinkycheese on Oct 17, 2007 - 81 answers

Where can I buy cheap paper to make my own greeting cards?

[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 13, 2007 - 16 answers

Please don't kiss me unless I'm in love with you.

Why do some Americans do the hello/goodbye kiss thing? [more inside]
posted by Elmo Oxygen on May 19, 2007 - 34 answers

Hey Rasta!

People on the street always look at me and say, "Rasta!" [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jan 5, 2007 - 39 answers

aiyah! need help prounouncing Chinese!

Need help pronouncing some Cantonese (preferably audio) [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Sep 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Favorite ways to say "hello" and "bye"

What are some of your favorite ways to say "hello" and "bye"? [more inside]
posted by Sharcho on Nov 9, 2005 - 55 answers

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