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Date: 01/17/05 12:51 PM

17 Responses to Edupass guide to living in America

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 12:49 pm
    Link: Edupass guide to living in America - A guide for foreign students on how to live in the US.

    :-)

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    Lou Two Male 18-29
    1033 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 12:55 pm
    "Because of the potential for misinterpretation, winking should be avoided."

    Bwahahaha

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    Lou Two Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2005 at 12:56 pm
    Is the inverse of the peace sign an insult over there, or is that just over here?
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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 1:14 pm
    Inverse peace sign means nothing as far as I know.
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    kathaclysm Female 18-29
    326 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 4:29 pm
    I`m sure there are sites out there on how to gesture-insult anyone in any country...

    I think this site is a good review for most of us in the U.S.... reminders of common curtesies... thou there shoulda been a section on hygiene.

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    x_omni_x Female 13-17
    241 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 5:12 pm
    Wow, I`m American and I didn`t even know some of that. Hmm. Maybe it`s `cause I`m 15...

    I thought it was cool that they explained the stereotypes and how most American`s aren`t ass****s.

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    zumkiss Female 13-17
    51 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 5:32 pm
    "Patting a woman on her rear end is not appropriate, and will likely get your face slapped." haha
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 6:32 pm
    The inverse peace sign is a European and Australian thing as far as I know. I think Bush Sr. once visited Australia and gave a backwards peace sign by mistake and inadvertently offended a lot of people.
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    stellarblow Female 18-29
    51 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 7:37 pm
    i love to throw the peace sign and i never really pay attention on how i do it. the possibilities are endless on how many people i could have offended already. mwahahaa
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    burnteffigy Female 18-29
    370 posts
    January 17, 2005 at 7:54 pm
    "Eye contact is also important. It is not a sign of disrespect, but instead an indication of openness, honesty, and enthusiasm."

    I had no idea that eye contact was a sign of disrespect in other places. I have traveled out of the country and consider myself a fairly well educated person, and not an ethnocentric boob, but I had no idea...:-?

    "It is extremely impolite to blow smoke in someone`s face." You mean there are places where it is not impolite to blow smoke in someone`s face?

    " If you are approached by a recruiter for a cult or religious group, do not make eye contact, do not engage in conversation, and keep walking. They will often ask you a rhetorical question to open the conversation, such as "Do you believe in god?". Either ignore them, or respond with something that will fluster them enough to let you get past, such as "only on Tuesdays and Thursdays"" lol...that`s awesome...

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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 12:51 am
    "only on Tuesdays and Thursdays" That was hilarious, and a good piece of advice really.
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    Nneri Female 13-17
    992 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 1:20 am
    naturally, I went straight to "toilets." Hee hee.
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    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 7:27 am
    haha that is hilarious
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    Cheese King Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2005 at 7:39 am
    How is "Do you believe in God?" a rhetorical question?

    This site is fun...interesting to see some of the things we don`t think about because they`re culturally ingrained in us, but need to be learned by those who aren`t from here.

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    Cheese King Male 18-29
    1031 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 7:53 am
    "The word trillion means a 1 followed by 12 zeros, a British billion. The word billion means a 1 followed by 9 zeros, a British milliard."

    I learned something new today!

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    jdpd Female 30-39
    6 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 8:00 am
    The peace sign reversed thing dates back to bows & arrows times in England. It`s basically telling the other person that you`ll cut those two fingers from their hand, preventing them from using their bow & arrow. Saw it on Discovery Channel or was is History?
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    PirateMeghan Female 18-29
    151 posts
    January 18, 2005 at 8:24 am
    I was amused that they told you how to blow people off, like leaving two cents as a tip when the service is really bad, or telling someone who`s trying to sell you a religion that you believe in God "only on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

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