Monthly Archives: February 2013

biological determinism

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Social Learning

Social Learning

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Role

Role

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Enculturation by Julian and Marirose

Enculturation

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“Thumbs Up” Gesture

The Thumbs Up gesture is used by many countries in the world. In many countries, such as the the United States or Russia, it is a sign of saying “good job” or “awesome”. In other countries it is used as … Continue reading

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The OK sign in different countries

In Turkey or Greece, if you give someone the okay sign it is highly vulgar and means that you are calling someone homosexual because they think it looks like a part of the body. If you are in Kuwait, if … Continue reading

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“C’est bête comme chou” French expression.

It translates into “stupid as cabbage”. A rough American translation would be “easy as pie”. It originated because French peasants, often the stupidest of them all, would mainly eat cabbage, because they were too poor to afford much else.

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Great Britain… etc.: The V

A culture misunderstanding between the US and Great Britain (and several other European countries) is the “V.” “Brought to western fame by Richard Nixon and hippies, this sign can be a solid insult.” It actually depends on which direction the … Continue reading

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Hand Gesture

Meaning: Untrustworthy in my opinion Used in: Southern Italy This gesture is used more in business negotiations to tell your business associates that you do not trust them. It lets them know that you are on to their attempts to … Continue reading

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Greece – The Moutza

Some people in America might be talking to someone, and stretch out their hand with an open palm to calmly say “No” or “Stop.” Don’t do that in Greece. Doing that is a traditional manual insult. It means, first, that … Continue reading

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