1. Flame

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    So do you greet people in your culture or life?

    This is mine:


    Friends: fist bump.

    Family members: a peck on the cheeks and a hand shake.

    Other people who i might of just met: hand shake.

    Old Turkish relatives: you kiss they hand and put it on your forehand. to show respect

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    To fellow Martial Arts people: Wushu

    To fellow mods: morning dinoh
     
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  2. Calyptor

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    I confidently fart on my hand stick it out there and say "AYERAGHITGOING!?"...... i dont have many friends....
     
  3. alexander1970

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    GBAtemp ---> Hello.:)

    When I enter a Shop,Pub,Government Agency and so on ---> "Grüss Gott."
    To Friends ---> "Griass Eich !!" or "Servas."
    A Group of Friends or People --- > "Hallo zusammen." or "Griass Eich olle miteinander."

    PLEASE copy/paste this into Google Translate and listen......:rofl2:


    We do not greet like Adolf......
     
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    I say what's yr favourite 80s song
     
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    Hmmm...

    I guess in my culture it goes like this,

    Friends: hug / peck on the cheeks, less common but also hand shake.

    Family members: same as friends.

    Other people who i might just met: hand shake, less common but also possible hug / peck on the cheeks.

    Business contacts / etc: hand shake.
     
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  6. Azerus_Kun

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    male friends: fist bump
    female friends: kiss on the cheek
    people you've just met: handshake
    parents: hug, sometimes kiss on the cheek if they are female
    as for verbal greetings i normally say "que hubo putos?" to close friends, and "buenas" to everyone else
     
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  7. PuNKeMoN

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    I greet everyone with a universal, gender neutral "Sup dude?"

    I tend to avoid physical contact at all costs, but a fist bump for my closest friends is common.
     
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    If I'm with and old friend it's "hey", "how the fuck are ya?" or an inside joke.

    If I'm with someone who I haven't known quite so long it's simply "hey".

    With my parents it's "hey", "hello" or "good morning".

    At family functions it's "hello", "good afternoon" or the standard greeting for whatever we are celebrating such as "Merry Christmas". Sometimes female relatives and family friends will greet me with a kiss on the cheek.
     
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    Hi! ( ╹▽╹ ) How are you?
     
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    Culturally there is nothing really, or at least nothing particularly culturally distinct.

    Friends. Normally appearing silently, maybe "hey you alright?" or some equivalent pleasantry. If I was more of a high energy type in day to day things then probably a long string of high volume invectives (cunt being a particularly popular choice if my observations of such things are anything to go by). Chin up and slight nod also feature here but do far more than greetings.

    Business types. Often a handshake, though it is far from required. My only problem here is I default to biker style (hand up rather than 45 degrees, thumbs intertwining, depending upon person it is followed by another series of handshakes including medieval style wrist knife check and ending a manly bro hug -- one arm around the back of the other and same for you) and I am usually taller than people which makes that worse as correcting does not happen easily, making everything very confusing if they just want a standard handshake.

    Face kissing does not happen save for the occasional old lady or mainland European types and generally makes people rather uncomfortable (sadly I was not on the main big trip with the bikers to France but I am reliably informed the results there were in a phrase "fucking hilarious"). Younger ladies seem to go in for straight up hugs.

    People trying to give me leaflets on the street or ask about my energy provider. I have mastered the sidestep there (either keep eye contact and look like you are on a collision course, or avoid all eye contact, and dodge at the last second), seems to really confuse them and cause less troubles than the classical headbutt or physically moving them out of the way.

    In any case I intensely dislike human contact (some have speculated whether I have that thing where light touch feels like pain and pain is but a touch, would explain a few things though), and it is only the emulation of humanity that sees me do pleasantries most of the time.
     
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    I'm Brazilian. I just hug everyone.
     
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    Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong.
     
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    Where is my energon?
     
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    I tell these people to fuck off.
     
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    Male Friends/Family: Pound Hug or Fist Bump.
    Female Friends/Family: Basic Hug or Side Hug (< I prefer this one, but sometimes, it doesn't happen...).
     
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    By bowing and going "konnichiwa!" ;)
     
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  17. azoreseuropa

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    In Portugal, when greeting acquaintances and friends, men embrace (ALWAYS) and pat one another on the back (SOMETIMES.. NOT ALWAYS), and women kiss both cheeks, starting with the right. For women, between women you only shake hands in very formal occasions, and kiss both cheeks also and if you don't know the person at all.

    You are expected to greet every person individually (bom dia (Good day) or boa nite (Good evening), even if they're in a group and even if you don't know the person at all too.

    Love Europe culture.. Too much affectionate, perhaps. LOL! Where I came from.. Awesome.

    Here in America, Most Americans are not friendly... Sometimes I don't know anybody and I tried to say hi and someone say hi back sometimes and some ignored and snob. Crazy.

    You have to know someone or introduce by a friends. And they embrace differently.. Use fist bumps, pound hug (don't liked it.. not makes sense because it is not affectionate and respect at all) side hug, bro hug (hate it because male to male in America don't liked body contact, whatever) and something like that. Interesting.
     
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    Fist bumps is very respectful as someone may of forgot to of wash yr hands after they hav done a plop plop:lol:
     
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    A classic north-east English "ay up" or "alrate?" usually, sometimes with a nod when addressing a guy. With girls, I switch between that or a simple "Hi", depends what my mood is that day really, but with guys it's almost always usually an "ay up" or "alrate?".
     
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    LOL!

    Me too! I am Portuguese from Portugal and I was taught to affectionate so I hugs everyone. They do that to me all the time. Awesome culture.
     
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