LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||25/MAR/2010 3:25 PM|
|Assunto:||Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?|
I do not hear it currently, but Costa Ricans and Brazilians used to telephone and ask, "Who is this?" It really bothered me. If they did not know who I was, why did they call? Would we go to a door, knock, and then ask the person who opens the door, "Who are you?" I think not. LOL This was very common in the 1970s-1980s.
We were taught to say, "My name is Joe Blow. May I speak to Roger Smith?" At least to us, that was correct. Cultural differences.... Accept them or get an ulcer!
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