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Why do Americans smile so much?

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lovelybunny
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Why do Americans smile so much?

Post by lovelybunny » May 6th, 2013, 12:53 am

They're always doing it, and expect you to do so as well. However, they might smile and backstab you. When abroad, they get upset(some of them) if you don't smile in the subway with them. Why is that? Smiles mean nothing to them. Why?

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Post by clowny » May 6th, 2013, 11:00 am

1. Americans do NOT smile a lot.

2. Smiles in the western world are contrived. People are expected to force themselves to smile because of some unspoken social rule. In non-western cultures, when people smile, it's a GENUINE smile that radiates from their inner joy.

3. For example, when a chinese woman smiles, you can see that she is happy. When a western women smiles, it's not quite the same...it's more of a conscious effort.

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Post by ryanx » May 6th, 2013, 11:15 am

I am sorry Clowny, but didn't you say you were sick of lovelybunny's stupid threads?
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Post by Moretorque » May 6th, 2013, 3:18 pm

He's just being the typical clown that he is.
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Post by kai1275 » May 6th, 2013, 3:34 pm

Well at least clown's answer was spot on.

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Post by Johnny1975 » May 6th, 2013, 3:39 pm

Has anyone ever noticed how some english people smile very briefly and then stop?
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Post by kai1275 » May 6th, 2013, 4:00 pm

Because they are cynical/sarcastic bastards that actually want you to piss off.

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Post by ryanx » May 6th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Wow! everybody is giving one line answers. I like it :)

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Post by ryanx » May 6th, 2013, 4:11 pm

We could have a rule here similar to Twitter to keep post short, sweet and interesting.

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Post by kai1275 » May 6th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Nah then we would become retarded like the mainstream people (or tweetards) we talk so much trash about.

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Post by Moretorque » May 6th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Johnny1975 wrote:Has anyone ever noticed how some english people smile very briefly and then stop?


We are all in the same situation the English people have been in for centuries, can you smile genuinely for any length of time about what is going on in this country?
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