AP: You Ugly Americans, Always Expressing Gratitude and Saying “Thank You”

We fully expect the media to dump on every American holiday tradition for all the predictable hate-America reasons, and Thanksgiving is no different. In fact, the American left has been ramping up their hatred of Thanksgiving in recent years, calling it racist, and mocking those who thank a divine being for our blessings.

So, for this Thanksgiving, the Associated Press is stepping its game up, distributing a bizarre academic piece that criticizes the American customs of expressing gratitude and saying “Thank you.”

That’s correct. You bigoted Americans need to learn from other cultures and stop being so danged grateful. Also, stop being racist and offending people of other cultures by saying “Thank you.”

“What Americans can learn from other cultures about the language of gratitude”

Americans are known the world over for saying “thank you” in many everyday situations. Though some of these “thank yous” are undoubtedly heartfelt, many are also routine and said without much feeling. Given how often Americans say “thanks,” it might be surprising to know that in several other cultures around the world, people rarely say “thank you.”

No, I am not surprised that Americans are more polite than other cultures. I am only surprised that anyone could find politeness problematic.

In many relationships – for instance, between parents and children or between close friends – saying thank you is considered inappropriate in these countries because it introduces a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy of the relationship.

I can’t figure out what “a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy” means, but these academics are very bothered by your cultural insensitivity when you say the offensive words “Thank you.”

Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Being more conscious about our linguistic conventions and the potentials of our choices can empower us to create a world we really desire.

Learning from other languages of gratitude, perhaps we can make our “thank you” less casual and more heartfelt.

When you give thanks on Thursday, be grateful that you were taught the great American values of gratitude, politeness, and thanksgiving. We are all so blessed. It saddens me that so many Americans in media and academia will be stewing in their hatred and resentment about the great tradition of gratitude.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 01:30 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at November 23, 2021 01:34 PM (5p7BC)

2 Why thank you

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 01:35 PM (gKguj)

3 LOL! Two in a row. Now to call nood on my own thread.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at November 23, 2021 01:35 PM (5p7BC)

4 Thank you Buck

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 23, 2021 01:35 PM (CjHGv)

5 Thanks to Buck for this!

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at November 23, 2021 01:35 PM (0pv1a)

6 Thank you is "too formal"?
Oh. Wow.
GMAFBWTS!
I'm guessing that is still acceptable discourse. No?

Posted by: ertdfg at November 23, 2021 01:36 PM (I388C)

7 That article talks like a fag, and its shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:36 PM (Bmy3R)

8 Dear AP,

F*ck you very much.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 01:36 PM (nfrXX)

9 What other cultures can learn from America about the language from gratitude.

FIFThem

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at November 23, 2021 01:36 PM (IIOyJ)

10 Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.
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Being more conscious about our linguistic conventions and the potentials of our choices can empower us to create a world we really desire.
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Learning from other languages of gratitude, perhaps we can make our "thank you" less casual and more heartfelt.


Oh, fuck off.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (DTX3h)

11 From now on I will end conversations with foreigners using "Fuck you" instead.

Cheers!

Posted by: Jimbo Madison at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (wnjoJ)

12 Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Can anyone translate these words into anything that makes sense?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (Bmy3R)

13 I have a hearty "Let's Go" for the AP.

Posted by: Roy at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (Ti+Tv)

14 No thank you to the AP, only fuck you.

How's that? Does that make you happy?

I thank God I cleared that up.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (AiZBA)

15 How does this idiot feel about being told to fuck off?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (cSyAR)

16 Gee...thanks

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (9HRiP)

17 I always say "Thank you" when someone does something, even if that something is their job. And I generally mean it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 23, 2021 01:38 PM (p+1gI)

18 I'll thank AP to shut the fuck up and suck a wet greasy turd out of may asshole.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 01:38 PM (iDcra)

19 How about "Eat shit and die, commie!"

Posted by: Jimbo Madison at November 23, 2021 01:38 PM (wnjoJ)

20 I 'preciate you

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:38 PM (9HRiP)

21 Yea... I got no problem with the "fuck off" mantra either. Honestly I find myself muttering it more than ever.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (BFigT)

22 I'm afraid of Americans.

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (3sOO0)

23 Hmm. Sounds like people used to dealing with the Sidhe. Are the changlings, too? I don't trust people that interact with the Fae.

Posted by: Legion of Boom at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (WgWHG)

24 Honestly I feel thank you is more important within families than anywhere else. I tried to always let my wife know I was thankful.
I also tell waitresses and bartenders thank you.
When someone lets me into traffic I let them know I'n thankful.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (cSyAR)

25 If I say 'thank you,' it is because I mean it.

And if I say 'Fuck you, AP, and the treasonous, European-felching bindleshanks of a horse you rode in on,' I mean that, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (2JVJo)

26 Every time I say thank you, I mean it. I may not mean what the hearer thinks, like I'll say "thank you for your concern" rather than "thank you for your bitchy screed" but its always sincere.

Look, I'll be first on the battlements with a broken bottle to fight for clarity and against overuse of trite phrases, but this is a really stupid argument and has no validity whatsoever.

People grossly and continually misuse the name of God without meaning a word of it, and that's terrible, but giving thanks, people mean.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (KZzsI)

27 Grazie, AP.

Ora, va fan cul'

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (Bmy3R)

28 The AP sucks are are filled with commie bastards

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (V6f9+)

29 Thank You has its roots in slavery. Slave traders would say "Thank you" to the buyers of their slaves.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (9HRiP)

30 I appreciate the AP. Thank you.

I appreciate the bacteria in my septic tank. Thank you.

Posted by: Roy at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (Ti+Tv)

31 I've been waiting for illegal aliens sucking up our hard won freedoms, healthcare and monetary benefits to say "thank you" for a long time.

How culturally inappropriate of me.

Posted by: Regular joe at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (L9P9s)

32 It's an interesting though much reduced quirk from the early days of the republic. You see the notion was that everyone was roughly baron-like rather than roughly peasant-like. So there was a common adoption of courtly manners.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (z5Vrg)

33 Break AP up with trust busting. Used to have competition from other press agencies.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (9hXN1)

34 Shouldn't those other cultures be aware of and respect our American traditions and customs? Why does it only work one way? Never mind, to ask is to answer.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (nfrXX)

35 Why do Brits say "Cheers"?

Do they want me to watch the show?

Oh wait, it's an idiomatic expression and a form of being polite????

Duh!

Posted by: Jimbo Madison at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (wnjoJ)

36 How does the writer feel about a manly nod as an alternative to saying thank you?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (cSyAR)

37 I am not going to read the article to find out, but this REALLY feels like a two-prong attack:

1 - we must destroy Thanksgiving
2 - We should be more like [insert non-American nation]

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (KZzsI)

38 *and are filled

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (V6f9+)

39 Gracias.

Posted by: Manuel Labor at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (v0R5T)

40 If no one beats me to it, Well, bless their little hearts.
Thanks, Buck

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (fpRbZ)

41 The converse of our "over-use" of thank you is when we don't.
Sure, it may not mean much if it's overused but it is social lubrication in many instances and costs virtually nothing.

But rest assured, when thank you's turn into fuck you's it has meaning.

Posted by: Your friendly Patriot Act at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (MFphb)

42 Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Can anyone translate these words into anything that makes sense?

Posted by: Guy Smiley


WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU INTERACT WITH ANOTHER, PROLE.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (1t5dY)

43 I notice that Asian natives say "Thank you so much" all the time. They add "so much" to their "thank you" for some reason.

Not a problem, but noticeable. It's as if it was part of their language training.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (uia9V)

44 Would a simple 'fuck you' suffice, AP?

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (l0Lgi)

45 If I say 'thank you,' it is because I mean it.

And if I say 'Fuck you, AP, and the treasonous, European-felching bindleshanks of a horse you rode in on,' I mean that, too.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM


Thank you, MP4. You nailed it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2021 01:42 PM (m+jkK)

46 Anti-American click bait. I'll leave a finger in will-call for the writer.

Posted by: klaftern at November 23, 2021 01:42 PM (taPSh)

47 How does the writer feel about a manly nod as an alternative to saying thank you?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM


Probably triggered by the toxic masculinity from which it proceeds.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (m+jkK)

48 The 'world' these academics desire is one where they won't have to be grateful for the privileges they exercise over their serfs.

Posted by: aelfheld at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (Zy9Yy)

49 Thank you Sir! May I have another?

Posted by: Shaftoe at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (1lOfI)

50 What cultures is this idiot referring to, by the way. When I was in Africa the people I was with were exceedingly grateful.
I found Filipinos thankful.
The Japanese do their bowing thing.

Who is he talking about?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (cSyAR)

51 I can't figure out what "a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy" means

Well, in Japanese it can be a subtle insult to use polite language mode to talk with a family member or a close friend, as it implies you're excluding them from those relationships. But I don't think saying "thank you" would be in that category.

Posted by: Socratease at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (oqnjT)

52 Whatever. The reach is long and in this case, right up their behinds.

Posted by: soulpile at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (VTLGo)

53 This is all just a way for Europe to stop saying thank you to us for saving them from fascism.

They want that fascism back, thank you very much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (3EWns)

54 That's weird, since every foreign language class I've ever taken taught me how to say thank you in the first week.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (HmZuC)

55 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.

Thank You Very Little

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (DiVy8)

56 DIAF AP.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (wAnMi)

57 Well, fuck you, AP.

All fixed.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (KiBMU)

58 Whoever wrote this article has a bad relationship with their parents, and finds it painful to say thank you to them for anything. He/She wants to justify that bad behavior.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (45fpk)

59 Mahalo you homo.

Posted by: Tulsi Gabbard at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (v0R5T)

60 I have a great respect for other cultures and cultural differences (I work in a field where I've worked with people from all over the world). That said, where's the article about how other cultures could learn from the American culture about recognizing the things others do and showing that we noticed (which is what saying "Thanks" really is)? F**k these people.

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (m3XFr)

61 I'll bet this idiot has also written about the rudeness of Americans.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (cSyAR)

62 May i be the first to offer a heartfelt fuck you to this asshole.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (0OmEj)

63 My wife and I have had a successful marriage: 43 years and counting, and five children who have grown up to be marvelous, accomplished adults (three of whom served their country in the Marine Corps). One of the secrets of our success, I believe, is that we say "Please" and "Thank you" even for small things, such as passing the salt at table. This, I think, cultivates the habit of courtesy in the home, which helped us to get through the rough times that come into every family's life. And, frankly, everyone likes to feel appreciated for what one does.

While it's not a bad idea to see what other cultures do in similar situations, and while it's good, when expressing thanks, to do so in a sincere way rather than just by rote, I prefer our American habit of thankfulness - thank you very much!

Posted by: Nemo at November 23, 2021 01:44 PM (S6ArX)

64 Learning from other languages of ingratitude, perhaps we can make our *thank you* even more heartfelt.

Posted by: Dupont Circle, Washinton D.C. at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (w9Wax)

65 I am not going to read the article to find out, but this REALLY feels like a two-prong attack:

1 - we must destroy Thanksgiving
2 - We should be more like [insert non-American nation]


They've wanted to destroy Thanksgiving for years, but the normies have been a lot more resistant to it than destroying Columbus Day. You'll notice most Big Tech calendars now list Black Friday as "Native American Heritage Day".

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (KLKSV)

66 "in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you"

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (mZUr4)

67 This will be the same person who's bitching to their friends three years down the line because you didn't say "Thank you" after they added a sprinkle of cinnamon to your venti latte.

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (3sOO0)

68 Just what we need, the journalistas lecturing us on using less courtesy and being more mindlessly self-assured.

"Be like me!" said the foul columnist to better human beings.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (NBppC)

69 Thank you Buck.

I revel in my privilege. I rub it all over my body and roll in it when it is on the ground.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (jZSOU)

70 I'm thankful I can write more coherently than that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (5HBd1)

71 Learning from other languages of gratitude, perhaps we can make our thank you less casual and more heartfelt.


Well Hell then media and you there AP...how about Fu*k You very much?
Wow!
You guys may be on to something.
That was really heartfelt.

I'll pray for your miserable asses anyway, but I'm not going to like it.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (axyOa)

72 Instead of saying Thank You, just do what I do and challenge them to a fight.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (AE56J)

73 All of a sudden I felt a great grain of sand in some douchebag's vagina at the AP. It is as if a 100 people all scratched at it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (iDcra)

74 Speaking of anti-Thanksgiving click-baity news items, Lawrence Glickman has a Slate article about how the free-enterprise version of the Thanksgiving story is wrong, without once making any effort to debunk the free-enterprise version of the story. It's more historiographical criticism than a historical one.

https://outline.com/VspbWx

Not linking to Slate. It's garbage, but it's good to know what arguments will eventually make its way to the MSM.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (ej/kX)

75 70 I'm thankful I can write more coherently than that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 01:45 PM (5HBd1)

==========

I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (3EWns)

76 Warning! Warning! New racism detected!

Arielle Scarcella
@ArielleScarcell
Lesbians are "sexual racists" for not wanting dick. Lmaooooo

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For the real crazy, go to the link.

https://bit.ly/3oYyWTv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (FVME7)

77 And Youngkin won't do anything about CRT in schools or anywhere. Total squish.

Squshiest.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (KiBMU)

78 Everyone needs to express thankfulness and carry guns.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (cSyAR)

79 43 I notice that Asian natives say "Thank you so much" all the time. They add "so much" to their "thank you" for some reason.

Italians kind of do that with "grazie mille" - thanks a thousand.

I just add it automatically a lot when I talk eye-talish.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (Bmy3R)

80 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.

That's how the GOPe says "thank you" to voters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

81 The AP can go fuck itself with a giant Disney World sized turkey leg.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (II3Gr)

82 I can't get to that article..

Do they ever mention WHICH countries? cuz I call bullshit..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (CjFDo)

83 The 'world' these academics desire is one where they won't have to be grateful for the privileges they exercise over their serfs.
Posted by: aelfheld at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (Zy9Yy)


Which is funny, because part of the now obsolete code of noblesse oblige was that it was only good manners to be respectful to those on a lower social scale, even if you would never interact with them in any intimate way.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:46 PM (2JVJo)

84 I don't give a f*ck what other cultures do.

Thank you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (Ez6QX)

85 Whoever wrote this article has a bad relationship with their parents, and finds it painful to say thank you to them for anything. He/She wants to justify that bad behavior.

The article's credited to an "Elaine Hsieh" at the University of Oklahomo.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (KLKSV)

86 My oldest son is a language analyst for the military. He spent some time in Kenya and Mali as an interpreter for Somali and for East African French. He said the locals LOVED the American military guys because they were so polite to them. The European military was not so well liked because they treated everyone like the hired help.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (OfMZL)

87 Led Zeppelin - Thank You
https://youtu.be/yd6VABsNmiQ

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (mZUr4)

88 As always, the AP and all their soypeople writers should fuck off and die.
You're welcome.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (AKf28)

89 Furthermore, saying thanks to people also shows that we're egalitarian, as we say it to people both above and below our "station". I say "thanks" when the janitor empties my trash. Yeah I know they're being paid to do it, but I mean it, and it's a way of acknowledging that I'm not intrinsically better than them.

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (m3XFr)

90 No, I am not surprised that Americans are more polite than other cultures. I am only surprised that anyone could find politeness problematic.

If it hasn't been said already, an armed society is a polite society.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (axyOa)

91 I'm thankful I don't know anyone who works at AP.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (OalnH)

92 Be sure to thank energy sec granholm for our necessarily skyrocketing energy prices as she transitions us away from oil and gas.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (9HRiP)

93 I wonder if these are the same folks that made Marie Kondo so popular. She tells you to express gratitude to your clothing and possessions, before you get rid of them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (5HBd1)

94 A "thank you" was also part of the chivalrous code here. I hold a door open and you say thank you. A simple kindness that costs nothing from either party. Some people just don't want a kind, civil society, though.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (uhPTO)

95 12 Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Can anyone translate these words into anything that makes sense?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (Bmy3R)


Worlds are forceful and words invoke them. Duh

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (rTbbK)

96 Was there ever a time when the AP was just dry, raw data for news agencies to build stories from or were they always this extreme and woke? I know they were when Bush was president, but that was the first time I noticed it from them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (KZzsI)

97 That's weird, since every foreign language class I've ever taken taught me how to say thank you in the first week.

And every foreign speaker of English also uses thank you appropriately. The situations where you say thank you are universal.

Even President Gaylord Cock-Curious thought we should be thanking him more.

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (AytXr)

98 *Americans stop saying thank you*

AP: Americans Are Notorious Ingrates Overseas

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (HmZuC)

99 ...saying thank you is considered inappropriate in these countries because it introduces a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy of the relationship.

What a lovely sense of entitlement that introduces. This explains a lot.

Posted by: Oldstoke at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (sb+Cg)

100 You'll notice most Big Tech calendars now list Black Friday as "Native American Heritage Day".

You mean "African American Heritage Day" in honor of all the looting, right? Because that's what happens on "Black Friday."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (BFigT)

101 Guess I'm a sexual racist too.

Think I'll add that to my handle.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (II3Gr)

102 In Thailand, they always say to me *I thank you very long time*

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (w9Wax)

103 55 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.

Thank You Very Little
Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (DiVy

Not a VA resident, but getting Winsome Sears in there as Lt. Gov makes all the agita that Youngkin will give us completely worth it. She's a superstar in the making.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (ej/kX)

104 Dear AP,

Thank you for letting me do that sex stuff in your butt.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (Bmy3R)

105 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.

Thank You Very Little
Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 01:43 PM (DiVy


I would feel betrayed if I had actually thought for one moment that Youngkin was anything other than a GOPe limp-wristed stooge.

Again, behold the power of being a chronic cynical depressive.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (2JVJo)

106 Thankfulness is the healthiest emotion.

Posted by: Just saying at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (wQ1KQ)

107 Third Eye Blind - Thanks A Lot

https://youtu.be/SAta5RbJayw

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (mZUr4)

108 You better believe I am grateful for the loved ones in my life. Some could say I am thankful for their gift. Even my annoying brother.

Posted by: Corona-exile lost in spaces at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (2qOjM)

109 Does this mean that you're welcome also doesn't exist in these cultures?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (IIAOb)

110 "We should replace 'thank you' with a kneeling prostrate form, lowered eyes, and a salute or tug at the forelock. For you serfs at least, we elites will find another manner of interaction. In French, preferably."
--AP writer who thinks he'll be in the castle

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

111 It saddens me that so many Americans in media and academia will be stewing in their hatred and resentment about the great tradition of gratitude.

--------

The grateful are generally happy and thus an existential threat to the ungrateful miserable narcissists.

Isn't it time for common-sense gratitude control? /

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (+lFfz)

112 Why do Americans say thank you? Because we are taught not to feel "entitled" to any kindness. Therefore when we receive kindness it is a gift. Therefore thanks is appropriate.

Basically one huge piece of American exceptionalism in a nutshell. Again the communists miss the point entirely. Cattle don't say thank you and neiher should people.

Posted by: mikethemoose at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (T/vhV)

113 And here we are..

https://tinyurl.com/y36lrghw

When it comes to manners, Britain is as famed as it is mocked for its unrelenting penchant for politeness.

It should therefore come as no surprise that nobody says "thank you" more than the Brits, who seem to be in a constant haze of perpetual gratitude.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (CjFDo)

114 I really want this idiot to list countries that don't express gratitude.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (cSyAR)

115 Every time we express gratitude, we invoke a social world. Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Fuck you very much, AP. And it is heartfelt.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (F0YaR)

116 Anything to destroy our goodwill towards others. They want us angry, fighting, and dissociated. United people can not fight tyranny.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (9HRiP)

117 " I don't give a f*ck what other cultures do."


I take great interest in the suntanning practices of the Swedish women's volleyball team, but then again I am a culture snob.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (uia9V)

118 You'll notice most Big Tech calendars now list Black Friday as "Native American Heritage Day".

Because my people invented the 5:00 AM red tag sale, you bigot.

Posted by: Senator Lieawatha at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (nfrXX)

119 I avoid some of the angst about this by assiduously avoiding reading-as much as I can-about what angry, bitter leftists think about TG. It is irrelevant to me except that I can pray they get hit over the head with a spiritual 2x4-or more nicely-that the eyes of their hearts are opened







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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (BUkh8)

120 86 My oldest son is a language analyst for the military. He spent some time in Kenya and Mali as an interpreter for Somali and for East African French. He said the locals LOVED the American military guys because they were so polite to them. The European military was not so well liked because they treated everyone like the hired help.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 23, 2021 01:47 PM (OfMZL)

Like I said above the origin was the notion that all women should be treated as ladies and all men as lords, instead of the more common hierarchy of obligations (which required no acknowledgement).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (z5Vrg)

121 Teacher says, every time you say 'thank you', a liberal gets a red-hot poker up the ass.

Posted by: Zuzu Bailey at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (vOGqy)

122 Hey, speaking of impoliteness at the holidays, remember way back two days ago when a black BLM terrorist with a history of violent crime a mile long mowed down like 50 people-- mostly white--at a Christmas parade, and now the media are scrambling to memory hole it?

I'm guessing they also definitely don't want people talking about how the leftist DA responsible for letting him out on $1000 bail blithley acknowledged years ago that these policies were going to get people killed.

Seems like it would be really inconvenient for them if the right refused to let this story die and shoved it in these people's faces at every opportunity.

Do you think right is smart enough to do that. I'm on the edge of my seat!

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (0Uf+z)

123 To: AP
https://youtu.be/Yxh-ViNhd1g

Posted by: Det Pentergrast at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (EughT)

124 It must be exhausting to chase resentment every day.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (45fpk)

125 One of my mentors ( a very, very successful and powerful man) had a saying:

"It is nice to be important but it is important to be nice."

This man did not need to be nice to anyone but was one of the nicest and most polite people I have had the pleasure of knowing.

In that vain I say FUCK YOU AP WITH THE PROVERBIAL SIDEWAYS HOT SAUCE COVERED BARBWIRE WRAPPED PINEAPPLE!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (iDcra)

126 I suspect it has never ventured outside its bubble.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (cSyAR)

127 Bless your heart.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (M+Lyo)

128 Why do Brits say "Cheers"?

Do they want me to watch the show?

Oh wait, it's an idiomatic expression and a form of being polite????

Duh!
Posted by: Jimbo Madison at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (wnjoJ)
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Ta.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (axyOa)

129 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.

Well, we have to court the independents for the midterms!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (9HRiP)

130 Dear AP,

F*ck you very much.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 01:36 PM (nfrXX)


Dang it OddBob, ya beat me to it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (F0YaR)

131 Brits are not good at saying thank you. Very reluctant. Maybe that's who he is thinking of. You'll get a "cheers, mate" but few "thank you"s. I think the Brits suspect that doing so gives you moral authority over them or something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)

132 Teacher says, every time you say 'thank you', a liberal gets a red-hot poker up the ass.
Posted by: Zuzu Bailey at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (vOGqy)

Thank You x 1000

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 01:51 PM (M+Lyo)

133 "He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire."

Posted by: W. J. Cameron at November 23, 2021 01:51 PM (wQ1KQ)

134 TJM,

Read those quotes from the article. That's what passes for writing now. It's word salad.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (5HBd1)

135 124 It must be exhausting to chase resentment every day.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (45fpk)

I don't need to chase it. It follows me wherever I go.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (II3Gr)

136 Psychopaths all of them.

Anyway the most aggravating politeness trait for me is when I worked for Tokio Marine Insurance. Every Japanese client who got into an auto accident apologized profusely even if it wasn't their fault. Made for a difficult time adjusting those claims.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (shMPn)

137 114 I really want this idiot to list countries that don't express gratitude.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:49 PM (cSyAR)


IKR?

the entire screed is a steaming pile of manure

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (DJFLF)

138 The Redwalls - "Thank You."

https://tinyurl.com/ezwyhvew

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (2JVJo)

139 Lesbians are "sexual racists" for not wanting dick. Lmaooooo

So lesbians are now racist if they don't have sex with men? That's quite the evolution of feminism.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (KLKSV)

140 Dave in Fla calling Nood on your own thread doesn't count, even if your not the one putting it up.
But a Hat Trick on a day is a feat

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (zVLFB)

141 Thank You Virginia GOP for Glenn Youngkin who; 1) Will not stop vax mandates in VA 2) Is soft on the 2A 3) Has just hired an 'man' that dresses in a skirt as one of his staffers.
........

Next up: moar traffic circles.

Posted by: wth at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (v0R5T)

142 Do we have a Strategic Gratitude Preserve that our overuse of "thank you" is draining?

Posted by: Chuck C at November 23, 2021 01:52 PM (EughT)

143
The AP has a solution in search of a problem. Or a drug problem in the workplace.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (dQvv7)

144
Sheesh.
Even the Turks have multiple ways of saying thankyou...formal and informal. And any one of them can be as intimate as is required.
AP are idiots.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (axyOa)

145 This might be the dumbest thing I've read in a long time. When I say "thank you" I mean thank you. It is a polite acknowledgement of the help another has given me.

I'm not saying it for points or for some nefarious purpose, it is nothing more than common courtesy. I don't give a damn what other cultures say or do, I don't care if they don't hold the door for the person coming behind. I don't care if they don't get up from their seat to offer it to someone who needs it more than I. That's on them. I'm going to be me.

I've done a pretty fair amount of foreign travel and I have yet to find a place where a bit of common courtesy isn't welcome other than with lowlifes. However, if I run into AP reporters I will make sure to tell them to kiss my ass.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (ZLI7S)

146 How would he feel if every response to his article was thank you?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (cSyAR)

147 .......
No. You don't exist to me. THAT'S what a simple "thank you" does. It acknowledges your existence to me.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (OCTRt)

148 124 It must be exhausting to chase resentment every day.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 23, 2021 01:50 PM (45fpk)


not really, they get paid handsomely to keep up the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved

and they love their work! It's a win-win

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 01:53 PM (DJFLF)

149 BREAKING NEWS: Strategic oil reserve oil that Biden released turns out to be just chocolate syrup; millions of car engines ruined

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (L2ZTs)

150 So our better think we thank our loved ones too much? I suppose it never occurred to the smart people that may be why we stay married more than they do.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (SRmHu)

151 "Your hearts should be as empty as my barren barren womb" ~Original AP Title (probably)

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (3sOO0)

152 Black friday got it's origins in the slave trade. Slave traders would offer slaves at a deep discount so that plantation owners could stock up for the Christmas holiday season cutting firewood and such. Because, you know, you don't cut firewood until it gets cold.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (9HRiP)

153 I don't think these people realize that a less thankful world is one that leads to them being hunted for sport.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (SchxB)

154 Funny, I think we have a big problem with not enough gratitude in this country.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (cSs/W)

155 Thank you Rosa DeLauro for never doing a nude photo shoot.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (DiVy8)

156 Thank you to the Horde today!

No thank you to AP. In fact, kindly DIAF for Thanksgiving.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (L2ZTs)

157 I question how many actual straight no-men-ever lesbians there really are. According to prison inmates and guards lesbian hookups are pretty much the standard in women's prison, but I would not guess that more than 1% of them are actually man haters or continue that outside prison. According to cons and guards at men's prisons, homosexual hookups are much less common.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

158 I know it's weird but I even say thank you to the police officer when he hands me the ticket.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (cSyAR)

159 Forced conformity. Less talk, less pesky language barriers. Gestures work fine. Stop emitting, save the planet.

Posted by: old chick at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (sOete)

160 Today's picoagression that everyone should definitely get their ass on their shoulders about is...[checks notes] saying "thank you?"

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (oXNqT)

161 How about the push to make "Friendsgiving" a thing?

That's where Millenials and Gen Ys don't want to spend Thanksgiving, which is totally racist, with their icky families and make their own holiday where they enjoy the company of their #woke and non-icky friends!!@!

and sheet

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (DJFLF)

162 Morning Joe finally wakes up to smash and grabs and finds it unacceptable.

https://bit.ly/3oXXb47
https://bit.ly/3r1Q4do

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (sG4Hj)

163 Breaking, Biden to refill Strat Oil reserve at $150/ bbl.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (9HRiP)

164 It can be said that to be happy one must be thankful. I can't see it any other way. Be prepared to be thankful for everything everyday. It will change your outlook. When you stop feeling entitled you might just feel grateful. Nobody owes us a thing. When you are given something, anything you should give thanks.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (0OmEj)

165 I know it's weird but I even say thank you to the police officer when he hands me the ticket.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (cSyAR)


So your saying to laugh, and say "That was nothing, watch this!" is wrong?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (axyOa)

166 157 I question how many actual straight no-men-ever lesbians there really are. According to prison inmates and guards lesbian hookups are pretty much the standard in women's prison, but I would not guess that more than 1% of them are actually man haters or continue that outside prison. According to cons and guards at men's prisons, homosexual hookups are much less common.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)
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"Gold Star Lesbians" is the term you're looking for.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (oXNqT)

167 ZZ Top - I Thank You

https://youtu.be/Lg8Lxm_e3fU

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (mZUr4)

168 "Familiarity that takes away the intimacy"? What bullcrap. It's even more important for a husband and wife to say "Thank you" to each other than it is between strangers -- so you don't take each other for granted.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (txdEq)

169 And that's why I say, 'hey man, nice shot'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (V6f9+)

170 Do you think right is smart enough to do that. I'm on the edge of my seat!

A lot of the non-corporate-media Right is pushing it, to the point that the Daily Beast is running a "Republicans pounce" style hit piece on Andy Ago for pointing out that Brooks is a big BLM booster.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (KLKSV)

171 How about the push to make "Friendsgiving" a thing?/i]

The left hates:

Family
Giving Thanks (to God)
American traditions

So yeah, of course they want to destroy Thanksgiving. Its a uniquely and powerfully American tradition.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM (KZzsI)

172 Breaking, Biden to refill Strat Oil reserve at $150/ bbl.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 23, 2021 01:55 PM (9HRiP)


Ahhh...Dem/Socialist economics.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (axyOa)

173 How about the push to make "Friendsgiving" a thing?

That's where Millenials and Gen Ys don't want to spend Thanksgiving, which is totally racist, with their icky families and make their own holiday where they enjoy the company of their #woke and non-icky friends!!@!

and sheet
Posted by: kallisto


Airing of grievances and feats of strength!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (OCTRt)

174 Hey Doof:

fun fact: that song you posted was written by Isaac Hayes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (L2ZTs)

175 I don't think these people realize that a less thankful world is one that leads to them being hunted for sport.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Go on...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer, dressed up as a human at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (xo7B8)

176 Excusez-moist. In my 168 I meant to quote, "formality that takes away the intimacy."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (txdEq)

177 LOL LOL LOL

King County (basically Seattle) Sherrif's office is offering new recruits $15K sign on bonuses. This, after Seattle went all in on defund the police and fired 100 officers in 2020.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (OalnH)

178 But where can we find our way to how saying "thank you" is also cultural appropriation? How did this come about, and what was the impetus for making it so ubiquitous? There must be an Ed.D. out there for somebody willing to dig into this important question. Those are doctors, you know.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (CBrao)

179 I am thankful that I look forward to seeing my family on thanksgiving without worrying about leftist screeds and drunken arguments.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Crossing state lines like a Boss at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (x8Wzq)

180 157 I question how many actual straight no-men-ever lesbians there really are.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

Well when it comes to young lesbians they're far more likely to get pregnant in their high school years. On paper it appears the self-identified group of "lesbians" are mostly just promiscuous. Older lesbians might be an entirely different story.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (z5Vrg)

181 Airing of grievances and feats of strength!

That was a silly gag but...

yeah, and Christmas too. They really hate that one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

182 Sounds like another attempt to argue that there's no such thing as "white culture" as everything whites do is either appropriated from someone else, or a highly evolved form of racial oppression.

Posted by: Socratease at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (oqnjT)

183 I come from an island --Newfoundland-- that requires a boat to cross a national or provincial border or boundary.

I was on the Hoover Dam one day on a Las Vegas vacation and occupied myself in the middle with stepping back and forth over the Arizona/ Nevada state line so I could say I was in Arizona 25 times today.

And that's why there's a picture of me in every post office in America.

Posted by: Dirks 'Three Scoops at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (kfcYC)

184 My language analyst son did tell me that Somali has no native word for thank you and so they have imported the Arabic word for thank you.

May tell you something about certain Somali immigrants.

Then again, it may not. English has a lot of appropriated words like restaurant, which is French. So...

Posted by: Just Lily at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (OfMZL)

185 I remember when our daycare provider noticed that our daughter said "please" and "thank you" all the time. She would have been two years old.

Posted by: Iris at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (DibdT)

186 177 LOL LOL LOL

King County (basically Seattle) Sherrif's office is offering new recruits $15K sign on bonuses. This, after Seattle went all in on defund the police and fired 100 officers in 2020.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (OalnH)
***

My little community hired two of them. Which is fine, but now the speed traps are back.
Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (axyOa)

187 Be Mice Elf

https://youtu.be/wj5VODa-eTY

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (KZzsI)

188 My wife's relatives are all Swiss, and I think they find the American habit of saying thank you all the time as kind of strange.

Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Hucnr)

189 A pet peeve....when I say 'thank you' and the response is "no problem"....

Posted by: bls46 at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (nOBBs)

190 Because Leftism is basically a Cult, a religious movement, Friendsgiving even has its own Ten Commandments!

https://tinyurl.com/rw3bmazx

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (DJFLF)

191 Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Ernest Tubb at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (9vQJW)

192 110 "We should replace 'thank you' with a kneeling prostrate form, lowered eyes, and a salute or tug at the forelock. For you serfs at least, we elites will find another manner of interaction. In French, preferably."
--AP writer who thinks he'll be in the castle
====
Your comment was ironic, given that household serving staff in the manors, castles, and palaces were bigger snobs about protocol and etiquette than just about everyone else.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (W+kMI)

193 What is this pig-ignorant fucknugget even talking about?? Many societies -- especially Asian ones -- are far MORE polite than Americas are. I've travelled all over the world, from high-falutin European cities to Asia to India to the jungles of Africa and Cambodia. Never once did I ever encounter anyone anywhere who didn't have some form of "thanks." In some places, such as Japan, "thanks" has an entire rules system behind it, depending on the age differences, level of familiarity, and position in the social hierarchy.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (iFTx/)

194 Learning from other languages of gratitude, perhaps we can make our "thank you" less casual and more heartfelt.

Oh, fuck off.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2021 01:37 PM (DTX3h)

-----------------

The smart people think everybody and everywhere in the world is better than us yet they still stay here. At least elites of old actually went abroad to experience it all. Today's elites just want to turn here into there.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (SRmHu)

195 173 How about the push to make "Friendsgiving" a thing?


I hate this trend SO MUCH

half our family now goes to friends' houses instead of getting together with extended family now

these (the friends) are people they see ALL THE TIME! how about one freaking day for cousins, aunts, uncles, grands?!?!

as an Italian this stings. a lot. we USED TO BE all about extended family

AND - you would bring a friend! totally allowed and encouraged. we loved embarrassing you in front of your new friend! now that fun is gone too

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (j9HX3)

196 IIRC there was a pretty good study that showed Americans were most likely to help a stranger in trouble.

Also we also say thank you with tips.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (shMPn)

197 Thankyoufalettinmebemyselfagain

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Bmy3R)

198 I remember something about this when I was studying the French language and some of the culture. The argument was that in some cultures a person who is too polite and smiles a lot is not to be trusted.

In my experience this is a load of crapolla. It is human nature to like people who are kind to you The French are not different, they just have different societal norms. They are more formal if that is the word. But being polite is never disdained.

In my experience, it is blue city Dems that are shocked when another acknowledges them on the street. They don't know what to do because they don't acknowledge others. But no way does this idea reach far, it is the opposite of human nature and non Karen Dems also appreciate kindness.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (NXntH)

199 133 "He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire."

Posted by: W. J. Cameron at November 23, 2021 01:51 PM (wQ1KQ)


Deep. Thanks

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (rTbbK)

200 Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (fpRbZ)

Hi Winston!

Just saw there was a doctor in Ellensburg who was signing medical waivers for $150. Wish I would've known about her before she got busted.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Ez6QX)

201 My language analyst son did tell me that Somali has no native word for thank you and so they have imported the Arabic word for thank you.

May tell you something about certain Somali immigrants.

Then again, it may not. English has a lot of appropriated words like restaurant, which is French. So...

Posted by: Just Lily at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (OfMZL)
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Heard a lot of Italian there. So grazie!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (axyOa)

202 Domo arigato goziemashita.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (AlkyK)

203 189 A pet peeve....when I say 'thank you' and the response is "no problem"....
Posted by: bls46 at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (nOBBs)

It's better than "Shove your 'thank you' up your ass, fuckstick!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (II3Gr)

204 How about the push to make "Friendsgiving" a thing?

__

Friendsgiving was around in my day. It was the days before TG when you'd go home and meet up with old HS friends.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (OalnH)

205 I somehow sense that this is simply a precursor to the inevitable "the idea that one should (generously) tip waitstaff is white supremacy" article.

Posted by: sanden at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (lVEX9)

206 I think Thanksgiving is the most Christian of holidays.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (cSyAR)

207 Why should I thank my inferiors?

Posted by: Tmitsss at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (zAbLx)

208 Thank you for not making me swallow.

Posted by: Frank Luntz at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (DiVy8)

209 Thankyoufalettinmebemyselfagain
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Bmy3R)


Oh great, now I'm going to have THAT stuck in my head. And it's "mice elf agin." Thank you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (Ez6QX)

210 I was on the Hoover Dam one day on a Las Vegas vacation and occupied myself in the middle with stepping back and forth over the Arizona/ Nevada state line so I could say I was in Arizona 25 times today.

And that's why there's a picture of me in every post office in America.
Posted by: Dirks 'Three Scoops at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM


revises itinerary....we now have to spend 16 hours at the Four Corners Monument...this is gonna be lit

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (DUIap)

211
"Gold Star Lesbians" is the term you're looking for.

Posted by: ballistic at November 23, 2021 01:56 PM


I think in the official AoS Terms of Service that since I don't recognize that phrase I should Google it, right? If the first result is Urban Dictionary click on that first.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (dQvv7)

212 Raised mostly in the South, a thank you is almost automatic. When I first moved to IL, I bought something at a gas station and as the clerk handed me my change I said thank you. The clerk looked at me like I had two heads.

So I don't think it is universal in the US.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (F0YaR)

213 From before he became a NT weenie, a PJ O'Roarke classic is in order here:

"A John Wayne movie," I said. "That's what you were going to say, wasn't it? We think war is a John Wayne movie. We think life is a John Wayne movie - with good guys and bad guys, as simple as that. Well, you know something, Mister Limey Poofter? You're right. And let me tell you who the bad guys are.

They're us. WE BE BAD.

"We're the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended
from a stock-market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France, Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars.

We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in the Cap d'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get out hearts started in the morning.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (Bmy3R)

214 When I give my dog a treat her way of saying thanks is to ask for another one.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (cSyAR)

215 Well fuck them very much.

Posted by: DaveA at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (FhXTo)

216 Hey Doof:

fun fact: that song you posted was written by Isaac Hayes.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (L2ZTs)


Cool trivia. (Assuming you mean the ZZ Top song -- not the Led Zeppelin or Third Eye Blind songs I posted upthread)

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (mZUr4)

217 When someone lets me into traffic I let them know I'n thankful.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 01:39 PM (cSyAR)

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I do too because when someone signals me thanks in traffic I feel better and I like to do the same to others. Besides, it makes people want to do the same next time. People are good and we should let them know we appreciate it.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (SRmHu)

218 I remember when our daycare provider noticed that our daughter said "please" and "thank you" all the time. She would have been two years old.
Posted by: Iris at November 23, 2021 01:58 PM (DibdT)

You could always tell the military kids in the local schools who parents just returned from an assignment in Europe. Almost always polite, regardless of race, age or education level.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (axyOa)

219 Thank God I never mounted Rosey O'Donnell. See, gratitude.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (Hudry)

220 Gracias

Posted by: Illegal at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (shMPn)

221 I was on the Hoover Dam one day on a Las Vegas vacation and occupied myself in the middle with stepping back and forth over the Arizona/ Nevada state line so I could say I was in Arizona 25 times today.

Someone posted a picture the other day of the Four Corners Monument where you can be in 4 states simultaneously. I'm sure Democrats are working to arrest everyone who's ever visited.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (KLKSV)

222 Canada has Thanksgiving too. Are they horrible humans too?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (OalnH)

223 198 I remember something about this when I was studying the French language and some of the culture. The argument was that in some cultures a person who is too polite and smiles a lot is not to be trusted.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (NXntH)

This comes from applying elite social interactions to those of normal people. "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue". Doesn't really apply to most people. Concealing their feelings and attitudes isn't the default mode. In the court everyone is scheming for wealth and power, which is to say they are treacherous and should not be trusted beyond their self-interest. They're also extremely polite and flowery (most manners are a very watered down version of this).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (z5Vrg)

224 This isn't a 'thank you' song, but since I linked to the Redwalls above, I'll leave you with this - "Rock and Roll."

https://tinyurl.com/d45548nw

And if your first thought is that this sounds like a lost early Beatles raver, well, that's because they started out as a British Invasion cover band.

And now to work.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (2JVJo)

225 198 I remember something about this when I was studying the French language and some of the culture. The argument was that in some cultures a person who is too polite and smiles a lot is not to be trusted.


no no no this is misunderstood. in italy (and probably france) it's the smiling and laughing thing people don't like/don't get. usually they consider it a come-on, so they think all American girls are easy!

but saying thank you is expected sheesh! just ... I guess don't smile too much over there. but americans there are usually not terribly polite ... but they (and English) are probably TOO polite in queues, where let's be honest, Italians and French will just shove in front, which is not nice

Also the "party with high school friends" thing before thanksgiving is a great tradition but not this new Friendsgiving. trust me it's now a total dinner replacement - no dealing with weird Uncle Harold type deal

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (j9HX3)

226 This is just like the horseshit movie trope, "Love means never having to say you're sorry".

Posted by: My name is Jose Jimanez at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (Fs5vw)

227 You could always tell the military kids in the local schools who parents just returned from an assignment in Europe. Almost always polite, regardless of race, age or education level.
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You will also hear a lot of mam and sir as well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (Hudry)

228 Doof, yup, the ZZ Top song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (L2ZTs)

229 222 Canada has Thanksgiving too. Are they horrible humans too?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (OalnH)

Not only do I say thank you, I apologize when someone steps on my foot.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (cSyAR)

230 Danke to all the able body men and women who will assist our problem people on to the trains.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (DiVy8)

231 114 I really want this idiot to list countries that don't express gratitude.
Posted by: Northernlurker

The list of countries receiving US foreign aid is a good place to start.

Posted by: Dirks 'Three Scoops at November 23, 2021 02:05 PM (kfcYC)

232 Ah the old "this thing is bad because of the opposite of the reason you think it's good so let's stop doing it just in case one of us is wrong" gambit.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:05 PM (v/oQZ)

233 A pet peeve....when I say 'thank you' and the response is "no problem"....
Posted by: bls46 at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (nOBBs)


Interesting pet peeve.

How do you feel about Chick Fil A and the mandatory response of "my pleasure"?

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 02:05 PM (mZUr4)

234 Yup, we get to pay for the oil released from the reserve twice. Once by taxes that paid to put it in the reserve. 2nd time when we buy it as it goes in our tanks. Thank you joe. Thank you very much!

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 23, 2021 02:05 PM (0OmEj)

235 I question how many actual straight no-men-ever lesbians there really are. According to prison inmates and guards lesbian hookups are pretty much the standard in women's prison, but I would not guess that more than 1% of them are actually man haters or continue that outside prison.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I'm at the car parts store. Is gender fluid the same thing as tranny fluid?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (jZSOU)

236 I think Thanksgiving is the most Christian of holidays.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:00 PM (cSyAR)

It is very important. Everyone goes their own way and has their own views. Sure it is in the top three, but it has a very special place. I like that non Christians observe it was well. It is THE American holiday in many ways. I have celebrated it abroad a few times, and though they tried, well it was not the best.

Taking that back. I remember one time in London a Barkeep gave me a free bag of "turkey and stuffing" flavored chips.it was after a long night of trying to make ends meet.I kept that bag for years because the guy actually was trying to say something to me.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (NXntH)

237 I never would say "my pleasure" at work to a "thank you."

It's my job, not my pleasure.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (Bmy3R)

238 My wife's relatives are all Swiss, and I think they find the American habit of saying thank you all the time as kind of strange.
Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Hucnr)

Holy Cheesus

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (M+Lyo)

239 I don't listen regularly to Tim Pool, so I missed this at the time, but hot damn is this a righteous rant. And holy shit was he fired up. This is from Nov 14. (Video)

Gina Bontempo at_FlorioGina

Tim Pool is dead on the target. Anyone whose eyes are truly open to what's happening around us is just as enraged as he is.

12:15 PM - Nov 14, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3oRU1Pb

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (Do5/p)

240 Very few children are taught to address older people as Mr or Mrs. I don't expect it, nor do I demand it, but I do appreciate it when I hear it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (cSyAR)

241 Posted by: GnuBreed at November 23, 2021 02:01 PM (F0YaR)

Yes sir and yes ma'm required when addressing anyone older than you.

Posted by: Illegal at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (shMPn)

242 Thanks for the post Buck

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (aFOgI)

243 In my experience, it is blue city Dems that are shocked when another acknowledges them on the street. They don't know what to do because they don't acknowledge others.
Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (NXntH)

I think there is a near complete overlap between people that can't handle others who give them a friendly hi on the street and the people who love wearing masks outside in public. When I was in college, I often gave a smile and friendly hi to asian grad students I didn't know just to see their look of mingled panic and confusion at how to respond.

Posted by: msdoss at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (lVEX9)

244 > in some cultures a person who is too polite and smiles a lot is not to be trusted.

Like the the US Northeast.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (sG4Hj)

245 You know what Europe has nowadays? Black Friday. It's a yuuuuge thing in France especially. And it's on the same day as ours. Which I really find funny.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (OalnH)

246 Though some of these "thank yous" are undoubtedly heartfelt, many are also routine and said without much feeling.
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If you really want heartfelt, AP, how about "Eff you!"

Now THAT was heartfelt.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (BpI5R)

247 Yup, we get to pay for the oil released from the reserve twice. Once by taxes that paid to put it in the reserve. 2nd time when we buy it as it goes in our tanks. Thank you joe. Thank you very much!

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 23, 2021 02:05 PM


and a third time when we have to pay to replenish it at much higher oil prices!!! Winning!

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (DUIap)

248 A pet peeve....when I say 'thank you' and the response is "no problem"....
Posted by: bls46

Another response that just sets my teeth on edge: "Absolutely!"

Yeah, I'm old. What of it?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:07 PM (jZSOU)

249 > Canada has Thanksgiving too. Are they horrible humans too?

Most of them, yes.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (sG4Hj)

250 Does anyone else travel for work ? This is a NorthEast and West Coast bitch about the MidWest and SouthEast - nothing more.

Also known as Urban vs Rural. Every place outside the US I've worked, it always gets pointed out that I have "village" mannerisms. Mostly approvingly. But not always.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (/DX2n)

251 What are the odds that the dumbass who wrote the article has ever actually been face-to-face with any "other cultures around the world"?

Probably not even face-to-face with any other American culture outside their northeast liberal bubble.

Posted by: a.moron at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (tu3iY)

252 What about foreign languages with their "formal" and "informal" addresses, such as "su" or "tu" in Italian?

That's seems pretty exclusionary. I think they should all stop that right now.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (Bmy3R)

253 "Love means never having to say you're sorry".
Posted by: My name is Jose Jimanez

Right! True love means saying you're sorry sometimes even when you aren't.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (jZSOU)

254 Thank you so bloody much for that completely informative Societal Manners Comparatives piece. Wait - perhaps I haven't been effusive enough in my thanks. O effendi, please accept this humble servant's ever-so-plebian thankfulness for the Enlightening of his dark and danksome ignorants of the impact of Western Societal Customs are misinterpreted by the Ignoranti of the rest of the World. It is much to be appreciating by my own self.

Posted by: Dr_No at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (mu5GU)

255 I can appreciate a please and thank you here and there. But some people go way overboard and I find that off putting. And I don't like it if strangers smile at me on the street, it feels weird.

And yeah I grew up in the NE. Sue me.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (OalnH)

256

From now on, in situations in which you would have said thank you, you will now say fuck you or fuck you very much, as is practiced in the enlightened countries such as Vulgaria and Vulgaristan.

Posted by: Wokasaurus at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (xo7B8)

257 249 > Canada has Thanksgiving too. Are they horrible humans too?

Most of them, yes.
Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (sG4Hj)

Thank you for that. I'm trying to be better.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (cSyAR)

258 these (the friends) are people they see ALL THE TIME! how about one freaking day for cousins, aunts, uncles, grands?!?!

No.

Icky

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (DJFLF)

259 Given how often Americans say "thanks," it might be surprising to know that in several other cultures around the world, people rarely say "thank you."
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As we know from the Europeans, who have yet to say "thank you" for being saved by us ... twice.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (BpI5R)

260 My wife's relatives are all Swiss, and I think they find the American habit of saying thank you all the time as kind of strange.
Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Hucnr)


Manners maketh the man.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (AiZBA)

261 For everyone here who enjoys the tears of a clown, HotFart has a linkypoo to Jonah Goldberg's wailing essay on why Tucker's special was "the last straw."

Preview: "sure I'm used to my wife messing around, but last week I caught her with ALL THREE of our pool boys in bed, instead of just one. Then Tucker's special came along and finally completely ruined everything..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (L2ZTs)

262 > "Love means never having to say you're sorry"

That's probably one of the dumbest lines in movie history.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (sG4Hj)

263 Thank you to my in-laws for having a metal detector setup at their front door during the holidays.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (DiVy8)

264 Love means never having to say you're sorry

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Never understood that saying. Kinda retarded if you ask me.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (OalnH)

265 If you make eye contact with anyone in the UK they will say "cheers". It's bizarre.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (Y5qcH)

266 I don't listen regularly to Tim Pool, so I missed this at the time, but hot damn is this a righteous rant. And holy shit was he fired up

The 2 1/2 hour thing where Tim Pool had Michael Malice, Joe Rogan, and Alex Jones on was incredible. Pool was the least based person in the room, which was pretty funny.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (KLKSV)

267 Jesse Pinkman always addressed Walter as "Mr. White."

Even a meth cook had better manners than Euro-weenies.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (Bmy3R)

268 235 I question how many actual straight no-men-ever lesbians there really are. According to prison inmates and guards lesbian hookups are pretty much the standard in women's prison, but I would not guess that more than 1% of them are actually man haters or continue that outside prison.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I'm at the car parts store. Is gender fluid the same thing as tranny fluid?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (jZSOU)
____________________________

I race cars. We blew the tranny last weekend.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (iFTx/)

269 Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (Bmy3R)

"tutoyer" or "vouvoyer"...it's so confusing!

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (DJFLF)

270 To whoever said that the Statue of Liberty is dead, she's just been repurposed. She's now the Statue of Illegal Immigration. Because of that fucking poem which has eclipsed liberty.

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (ONvIw)

271 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2021 02:06 PM (Do5/p)

He is right on.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (aFOgI)

272 > What about foreign languages with their "formal" and "informal" addresses, such as "su" or "tu" in Italian?

English used to have this. Paradoxically, most people think of "thee" and "thou" as extremely formal, but those are the informal forms.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (sG4Hj)

273 I know that my younger daughter has a Friendsgiving on the Friday after Thanksgiving with her friends. It is not a replacement for the family Thanksgiving - just a holiday party with her circle of friends.

It is terribly difficult to travel to family on the East Coast for Thanksgiving - the traffic is horrible. We just couldn't make the 12 hour trip to Maine. Ohio was just barely tolerable.

I do regret that our girls do not have the extended family holiday memories but we did see family in the summer when we visited.

Posted by: Iris at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (DibdT)

274 Love means never having to say you're sorry

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Never understood that saying. Kinda retarded if you ask me.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (Oaln

I think that's an Al Gore quote

Posted by: Illegal at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (shMPn)

275 CN, lefties want to upgrade the Statue of Liberty by outfitting her in a giant PVC latex catsuit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (L2ZTs)

276 Come back next week for our provocative piece on why older waitresses should stop calling people hon.

Posted by: Ezra Klein at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (sGnvY)

277 264 Both the book and the movie were trash.

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (ONvIw)

278 Off border jumping sock

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (shMPn)

279 How do you feel about Chick Fil A and the mandatory response of "my pleasure"?

That seems to be spreading outside of CfA. I hear it fairly regularly in my little town that doesn't have one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (SchxB)

280 How 'bout me not blaming you for everything
How 'bout me enjoying the moment for once
How 'bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
How 'bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you, thank you silence

Posted by: Alanis Morissette at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (Do5/p)

281 "tutoyer" or "vouvoyer"...it's so confusing!
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (DJFLF)

Like Come sta or come stai...when I was a kid I thought it was the same thing in different dialects. But "come sta" is like "How are you?" and "Come stai" is like "'Eyyy, wassup?"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (Bmy3R)

282 What are the odds that the dumbass who wrote the article has ever actually been face-to-face with any "other cultures around the world"?

Probably not even face-to-face with any other American culture outside their northeast liberal bubble.
Posted by: a.moron at November 23, 2021 02:08 PM (tu3iY)


Probably eats at a Lebanese restaurant three times a week.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (axyOa)

283 Canada has Thanksgiving too. Are they horrible humans too?

Justin Trudeau has high approval there because women think he's sexy. I don't know what the Canadian version of the 19th Amendment was, but it was clearly a mistake.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (KLKSV)

284 275. Grahamnesty focused on the commie lady's poem.

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (ONvIw)

285 What does the term "based" mean?

Posted by: Just wondering at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (wQ1KQ)

286 Thank you, Elaine Hsieh.

Thank you for showing how scummy journalist-whores are yet again.

Thank you for showing how triggered you get with the mere act of saying "thank you".

And thank you, Elaine, for all the "work" you and your colleges do every day showing how scummy corporate journalism is these days.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, Elaine. Thank you.

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (Rl7KJ)

287 Justin Trudeau has high approval there because women think he's sexy. I don't know what the Canadian version of the 19th Amendment was, but it was clearly a mistake.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (KLKSV)

Tranny Women ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (M+Lyo)

288 What are the odds that the dumbass who wrote the article has ever actually been face-to-face with any "other cultures around the world"?

Said dumbass is from the University of Oklahoma. So probably a very low chance.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (KLKSV)

289 American, yeah, 100%

ugly, nope

not even at 70

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (us2H3)

290 One thing I have grown to really hate is clerks asking me how my day is going. I know you don't give a fuck how my day is going, please don't pretend to care.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (OalnH)

291 30 I appreciate the AP. Thank you.

I appreciate the bacteria in my septic tank. Thank you.

Posted by: Roy at November 23, 2021 01:40 PM (Ti+Tv)


Bacteria in a septic tank perform a useful service, eating shit. The AP just regurgitates more shit.

Posted by: a.moron at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (tu3iY)

292 You didn't have to shake it but you did, but you did, but you did - and I thank you.


Bret Baier to Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (sjdRT)

293 English used to have this. Paradoxically, most people think of "thee" and "thou" as extremely formal, but those are the informal forms.
Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (sG4Hj)

Yep, it's one of the mysteries of Shakespeare's sonnets, the way he seems to be addressing the same person but keeps switching between "thou" and "you." No one's ever figured it out.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (Bmy3R)

294 as is practiced in the enlightened countries such as Vulgaria and Vulgaristan.

Think Vulgar!

https://tinyurl.com/yvnkeuda

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (2JVJo)

295 Japan of course is famous for its elaborate culture of public politeness. Which can get complicated in the apology department, as noted amusingly above by a commenter dealing with insurance claims.

One time, arriving in Japan, I was getting $100 worth of yen at the airport currency exchange for the bus into town. Thanks to the (still ongoing) disastrously incompetent monetary policies of the US, the dollar was down to something like 78 yen.

The (cute, of course) woman in the exchange booth apologized and almost bowed, referring to the low dollar exchange rate.

I couldn't stop laughing, but did manage to spit out something about "thanks, but no, it's really NOT your fault!".

Posted by: rhomboid at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (OTzUX)

296 LOL LOL LOL

King County (basically Seattle) Sherrif's office is offering new recruits $15K sign on bonuses. This, after Seattle went all in on defund the police and fired 100 officers in 2020.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 01:57 PM (OalnH)

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Dem logic.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (SRmHu)

297 A hearty thank you to all. And may your giving of thanks be happy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (r5BVk)

298 Probably eats at a Lebanese restaurant three times a week.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (axyOa)

They are pretty good here, tho. I likes me some hummus.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (Y5qcH)

299 > Often, we invoke a world without realizing its full force.

Especially when we eat at Taco Bell. Ba-dum-tish!

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (N/KJF)

300 285 What does the term "based" mean?

Posted by: Just wondering at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (wQ1KQ)


grounded in reality, therefore not Leftoid

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (DJFLF)

301 What does the term "based" mean?
Posted by: Just wondering at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (wQ1KQ)

sort of, Right On ! like they have the same values as you.

They are based

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (M+Lyo)

302 Ex-squeeze me, I beg your puddin'.

Posted by: Dirks 'Three Scoops at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (kfcYC)

303 every time you go to "foreign restaurant", especially french, be sure to pronounce everything in American, then say thank you.

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (K3ZCc)

304 Whereas Canadians just say "sorry" all the time.

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (fVJPF)

305 One of the things I find odd in Victorian era novels is the way wives refer to their husbands as Mr.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (cSyAR)

306 The article is merely justification for the self centered rudeness that is starting to permeate everyday life.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (x7BO0)

307 Thank you to Target Sports USA for making me reimagine how my ammo supply should look.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (DiVy8)

308 Miss Manners had a nice statement about how good manners improves the culture. But I can't find it online. I just know that I don't want anything to do with people that aren't grateful. Ingratitude is one of the worst personal traits you can have, IMHO

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (5HBd1)

309 304 Whereas Canadians just say "sorry" all the time.

And pronounce it sore-y.



Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (Bmy3R)

310 Who wants to bet this author tries to order in Spanish at Taco Bell and in Italian at Olive Garden?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (L2ZTs)

311 Probably eats at a Lebanese restaurant three times a week.
Posted by: Diogenes

And asks the waiter/waitress to change EVERY FOOKING THING in a dish because he's lacto/non GMO/no seasoning/free trade farm to table bug nuts crazy.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (jZSOU)

312 Am I alone in thinking that the (lefty) Canuck's "politeness" really is passive-aggressiveness?

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (Rl7KJ)

313 I'm grounded in resulty

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (us2H3)

314 grounded in reality, therefore not Leftoid
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (DJFLF)

That's better than my description.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (M+Lyo)

315
grounded in reality, therefore not Leftoid

Oh. Thanks.

Posted by: Just wondering at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (wQ1KQ)

316 272 > What about foreign languages with their "formal" and "informal" addresses, such as "su" or "tu" in Italian?

English used to have this. Paradoxically, most people think of "thee" and "thou" as extremely formal, but those are the informal forms.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (sG4Hj)


Du and sie in German.

Posted by: Javems at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (rTbbK)

317 Posted by: Tonypete at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (jZSOU)

and no hot pepper

and hold the garlic

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (DJFLF)

318 Ah, Canadian Thanksgiving. Time to cook the traditional Thanksgiving Poutine. Then we'll have Kraft Dinner and a big glass of maple syrup to wash it down.

Then, Thanksgiving Curling on TV!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (Bmy3R)

319 Tonypete, LOL.

Finally the waitress just gives up and places a raw potato in front of her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (L2ZTs)

320 What does the term "based" mean?
Posted by: Just wondering at November 23, 2021 02:12 PM (wQ1KQ)

sort of, Right On ! like they have the same values as you.

They are based
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:14 PM (M+Lyo)

Depends. Who's on first?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (axyOa)

321 310 Who wants to bet this author tries to order in Spanish at Taco Bell and in Italian at Olive Garden?
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (L2ZTs)

What does she do at Jesse Kelly's favorite restaurant, Red Lobster? Egads!

Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (Rl7KJ)

322 I have grown to really hate is clerks asking me how my day is going. I know you don't give a fuck how my day is going, please don't pretend to care.
Posted by: Jo



it is interesting that you think it is just with the clrks that ask you

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (K3ZCc)

323 Am I alone in thinking that the (lefty) Canuck's "politeness" really is passive-aggressiveness?
Posted by: Thrawn at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (Rl7KJ)

A bless your heart type politeness.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (shMPn)

324 313 I'm grounded in resulty
Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (us2H3)

You do that too? I like to change one word in a common saying and then pretend to everyone that my version is correct and theirs is wrong. If you get them to doubt themselves, then you win.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (Y5qcH)

325 Ah, Canadian Thanksgiving. Time to cook the traditional Thanksgiving Poutine. Then we'll have Kraft Dinner and a big glass of maple syrup to wash it down.

Then, Thanksgiving Curling on TV!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (Bmy3R)

Kraft dinner cracks me up. Some put ketchup on it

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (M+Lyo)

326 ha!

Dollar Tree announces it will be permanently raising prices to

$1.25.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (yrol0)

327 Not only do I say thank you, I apologize when someone steps on my foot.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:04 PM (cSyAR)

__

HA! I worked with a Canuck once on a project. He exuded Canada. He had the aboot accent, said eh all the time and was ridiculously polite. And he would apologize to people when they did something to him. I thought that was just a stereotype, but was like holy shit, this is actually a thing?? Daaaayum bro.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (OalnH)

328 Then, Thanksgiving Curling on TV!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:16 PM (Bmy3R)


Curling chixs are hawt!
I bet Joe Mannix has a picture of one.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (axyOa)

329 Typical leftist BS. They hate America, so by definition, anything that Americans do must be bad. This is why they so often invoke the phrase "The US is the only country in the civilized world that..." And they think it's a bad thing. Normal people think yeah, that's why were not like everyone else, including the shithole countries you want the US to emulate.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (H/wdc)

330 "in several other cultures around the world, people rarely say “thank you.""

Really? That sounds like bullshit. Although I do think that Americans are amazingly polite.

And I love that about us!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (Q9lwr)

331 I have found that referring to everybody that is not northern european as either "sabu" or "you there" is good

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (K3ZCc)

332 >You do that too? I like to change one word in a common saying and then pretend to everyone that my version is correct and theirs is wrong. If you get them to doubt themselves, then you win.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (Y5qcH)


Dost thou need to get out more often?

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (sjdRT)

333 I'm 1/8 Canadian, so I keed the Canucks with love.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (Bmy3R)

334 I was raised in the South, so I say Ma'am.

I had some Yankee at a wedding reception say "Why do you call me Ma'am? I'm like 35 years old. Ma'am is a term for an older lady."

I replied "In the South, it's showing respect for anyone when you are waiting on them. Yes sir and yes ma'am."

"Well it's just strange", she says.

"Yes ma'am. But that's how I was raised, to be polite."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (7F9te)

335 An armed society is a polite society.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (m+jkK)

336 it is interesting that you think it is just with the clrks that ask you
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (K3ZCc)

__

Clerks, waiters, Uber drivers, whatever.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (OalnH)

337 Thrawn, at Red Lobster she tries to sound like Popeye. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (L2ZTs)

338 Dost thou need to get out more often?
Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (sjdRT)

Nah, that's not my cup of meat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (Y5qcH)

339 You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get out hearts started in the morning.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (Bmy3R)

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PJ O'Rourke wrote that before the southern border was turned into invader central.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (SRmHu)

340 312 Am I alone in thinking that the (lefty) Canuck's "politeness" really is passive-aggressiveness?
Posted by: Thrawn


Oh heck no.

Posted by: Wait Staff Waiting for A tip at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (DiVy8)

341 322 I have grown to really hate is clerks asking me how my day is going. I know you don't give a fuck how my day is going, please don't pretend to care.
Posted by: Jo


When I was in the deepest time of grief after my wife died I became pretty good at reading the degree to which it was meant.
Usually I just said fine. Sometimes I said okay, all things considered. Sometimes I got down and dirty.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (cSyAR)

342 English used to have this. Paradoxically, most people think of "thee" and "thou" as extremely formal, but those are the informal forms.
Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:11 PM (sG4Hj)

Yep, it's one of the mysteries of Shakespeare's sonnets, the way he seems to be addressing the same person but keeps switching between "thou" and "you." No one's ever figured it out.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (Bmy3R)
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On reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" I gritted my teeth at every instance of "Thou must do X," with which that excrescence is replete.

C'mon, Harriet, "thou" is objective case. "Thee" is nominative case. For the record, "thy" is possessive case.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (Vui/+)

343 "Well it's just strange", she says.

"Yes ma'am. But that's how I was raised, to be polite."
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (7F9te)

Bless her heart

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (M+Lyo)

344 "So is this everything you want to purchase. Oookay then. So how's your day going?"

"I was mauled and eaten by a shark. Can you speed this up please?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (L2ZTs)

345 I do say thanks every time a waiter refills my water. Maybe that's a bit much .

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (shMPn)

346 One thing I have grown to really hate is clerks asking me how my day is going. I know you don't give a fuck how my day is going, please don't pretend to care.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM (OalnH)

I think they're forced to do so by management.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (ijM9e)

347 229: I say " watch where you're going, asshole". I guess apologizing is UK snark

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (ONvIw)

348 Col Jessup was right. I'd rather you just say thank you and be on your way.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (sX1BW)

349 Whereas Canadians just say "sorry" all the time.
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And pronounce it
ooh sore-y there, eh?

Edited for accuracy.

Posted by: Senator Lieawatha at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (nfrXX)

350 It's come to this. AP can find nothing else to report on in this country or the world, so they've decided to lecture us on how we say "thank you" too often.

Nice to know they cover the important things.

Posted by: bluebell at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (wyw4S)

351 I spent some time with a family of five lovely children, and they had been taught to say "thank you" in some instances where I hadn't; when, for example, an adult corrected them. So you'd say, "Sarah, you need to sit still," and she'd say, "Thank you." It took some getting used to, but it was great! It was, like, instead of pouting or whining.

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (fVJPF)

352 345: it's fine

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (ONvIw)

353 'Whereas Canadians just say "sorry" all the time.'

And pronounce it sore-y.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:15 PM (Bmy3R)


Weird Al - Canadian Idiot
https://youtu.be/7NTlHs0ZLLo

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (mZUr4)

354 I do say thanks every time a waiter refills my water. Maybe that's a bit much .
Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (shMPn)

not in my book

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (M+Lyo)

355 Whereas Canadians just say "sorry" all the time.


they should

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (K3ZCc)

356 Although I ask strangers how their day is going all the time and care about the answer.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:21 PM (ijM9e)

357 I quit reading this professor's article before finishing it. I found it wordy, inaccurate in its talk, and woefully presented. She may be book-smart, but she's an idiot.

that is all.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (VJsqe)

358 Crap, all that nested tagging and left the dumbass sock on.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (nfrXX)

359 Family Guy - Canadian AA eh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyd-yRnsOdo

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (OalnH)

360 I can't figure out what "a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy" means, but these academics are very bothered by your cultural insensitivity when you say the offensive words "Thank you."

Formality is a way to get along in roles with people you do not personally know; social rules are pre-set scripts to allow individuals to act in safe manners with each other without intimacy, it is a way to simplify interractions. This. Is. Essential.
People, as a controversial psychologist once said, are monkeys full of poisonous snakes on the inside, but when they behave within social parameters you don't NEED to treat them like they are dangerous. It is when they act outside of expected parameters that they become dangerous because all bets are off on what is next.

Imagine handing some stranger downtown a chicken egg and asking about the weather. You are now the most dangerous thing within a block for him because you do not fit any social template, and you remain dangerous until you walk away or until you are figured out.
dumbasses that think intimacy is everything and social courtesies are dangerous are dumbasses who know nothing and live in fear and ignorance.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (P9T5R)

361 Tanks for nuffin!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (a4EWo)

362 You do that too? I like to change one word in a common saying and then pretend to everyone that my version is correct and theirs is wrong. If you get them to doubt themselves, then you win.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:17 PM (Y5qcH)


my credo is a wise man can learn from a fool

thus all of you can learn from me

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (us2H3)

363 >357 I quit reading this professor's article before finishing it. I found it wordy, inaccurate in its talk, and woefully presented. She may be book-smart, but she's an idiot.

that is all.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (VJsqe


But, is she a 1?

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (sjdRT)

364 While I am celebrating Thanksgiving at home in America this year, I would like to take time and tell the rest of the world to go fuck themselves.

Your welcome!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (8m1jA)

365 The other day I was walking into the pub behind a guy hobbling on crutches. I kept behind him until he told me to go ahead.
Probably overly polite on my part.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (cSyAR)

366 Said dumbass is from the University of Oklahoma. So probably a very low chance.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 23, 2021 02:13 PM


This.

Posted by: University of Texas (at Austin) alumni at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (a3Q+t)

367 "So is this everything you want to purchase. Oookay then. So how's your day going?"

"I was mauled and eaten by a shark. Can you speed this up please?"
Posted by: qdpsteve


Now y'all understand why I prefer self check out. If I wanted to hold a pointless conversation, I'd talk to myself.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (OCTRt)

368 >>>It saddens me that so many Americans in media and academia will be stewing in their hatred and resentment about the great tradition of gratitude.

>Not me. Their misery is gravy on my mashed potatoes and dressing.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (BPuaD)

369 A singing whore that I was a fan of decided to release a cover of "American Idiot" on the day Trump was elected. That was the end of my interest, promotion and business. Talk about a real "American Idiot"......

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (ijM9e)

370 267 Jesse Pinkman always addressed Walter as "Mr. White."

Even a meth cook had better manners than Euro-weenies.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:10 PM (Bmy3R)
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Yeah, I always got a kick out of that. * Fade back to Jesse sleeping in Mr. White's chemistry class *

WW: "Jesse, wake up!"
JP: "Yo, sorry Mr. White ... but I already learned everything I need to know about chemistry from Bismuth, Technetium, and Hydrogen."
WW: "What are you talking about?"
JP: "You know, the symbols you need to spell 'BiTcH!'"

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (nzgbV)

371 I can be an agressive asshole when I need to be (I know...what a shock!), but the fucking retard on the T-Mobile customer service center got the better of me.

I had to resort to telling her to stop reading the fucking script!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (Q9lwr)

372 But, is she a 1?
Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (sjdRT)

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Never stick your thing in crazy.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (VJsqe)

373 Thank you, AP, for nothing.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (iBUlF)

374 When I give my dog a treat her way of saying thanks is to ask for another one.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021


***
My cats have always gobbled the treat and looked at me like, "Well? Where's the next one?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (txdEq)

375 Never fails when visiting The Villages.

Posted by: shut up and blow me at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (5e/k8)

376 rickb, I prefer self-checkout too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (L2ZTs)

377 345 I do say thanks every time a waiter refills my water. Maybe that's a bit much .
Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (shMPn)
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I do that. I does that for anyone who does anything for me. I routinely say "thank you" to my wife and kids in that context.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Vui/+)

378 The other day I was walking into the pub behind a guy hobbling on crutches. I kept behind him until he told me to go ahead.
Probably overly polite on my part.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (cSyAR)

I don't think so. Be polite, it usually won't make you feel bad.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (M+Lyo)

379 This seems like an article based on 1 reporter's summer trip to France, where everyone treats everyone else like assholes, no matter if you're a stranger, friend, or family.

In a majority of Asian countries, and many middle eastern countries, they go beyond saying just thank you, even with friends and family, for even mundane things.

It also seems to say more about the author, where that one line basically reads as "I say thank you, without actually meaning it, therefore you are all actually ungrateful assholes who just say words without meaning it."

This is just a long line of articles about how liberals are assholes and want to turn everyone else into assholes, so that they no longer feel like the outlier.

Posted by: Rbastid at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (zDsJL)

380 I have a lifelong unironic love for women's curling. Grew up near Buffalo, where we watched it on Canadian TV out of Toronto and Hamilton. My dad was a curling fan, and I picked it up from him. It's a great sport to watch on TV.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Bmy3R)

381 I can't figure out what "a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy" means,


when you ask a girl if you should

kiss her

then grab her boob

then her other boob

then her sisters boob

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (K3ZCc)

382 >Never stick your thing in crazy.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (VJsqe)


I was asking for a friend. And also....thing? C'mon now.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (sjdRT)

383 People, as a controversial psychologist once said, are monkeys full of poisonous snakes on the inside, but when they behave within social parameters you don't NEED to treat them like they are dangerous. It is when they act outside of expected parameters that they become dangerous because all bets are off on what is next.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (P9T5R)

It's why the most elaborate etiquettes (from which we end up deriving a lot) emerge in those classes of people who are frequently trying to kill each other, namely aristocrats and warriors.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (z5Vrg)

384 You always want to be polite in restaurants. Or you're gonna eat some pubes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (Y5qcH)

385 365 The other day I was walking into the pub behind a guy hobbling on crutches. I kept behind him until he told me to go ahead.
Probably overly polite on my part.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:22 PM (cSyAR)
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Nah. I've done that, and will do it again, as necessary. Common courtesy is never out of place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (Vui/+)

386 That Damned Joe is telling us plebs how he's helping us beat supply chain bottlenecks and inflation... by repeating the same statistics he's used for months to tell us those problems would be fixed soon!

Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (AMIL/)

387 By rights, "Get Fucked" should be one of the nicest, politest things you could say.

"Hey, if i don't see you, get fucked!"

"Awww, thanks bro. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (mFE74)

388 You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get out hearts started in the morning.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (Bmy3R)


PJ wrote that before he went face down in Hillary's pustulent gunt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (2JVJo)

389 334 I was raised in the South, so I say Ma'am.

I had some Yankee at a wedding reception say "Why do you call me Ma'am? I'm like 35 years old. Ma'am is a term for an older lady."

I replied "In the South, it's showing respect for anyone when you are waiting on them. Yes sir and yes ma'am."

"Well it's just strange", she says.

"Yes ma'am. But that's how I was raised, to be polite."
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2021 02:19 PM (7F9te)

Daughter first law school question in class was from lady from New Hampshire. So she asked my daughter canned she explain XXXX, she answers, Yes Ma am I can. The lady ask her what did you say. Yes Ma am and explains XXXX. The lady what very surprised.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (yrol0)

390 So is this everything you want to purchase. Oookay then. So how's your day going?"
______

Heh.

President of the company was walking through the factory, just before Christmas, asking how people how they were doing. The layoff notice had just gone, and my name was on it. In the month leading up to that, I'd separated from my wife, moved out of the house, and lost custody of the kids, and, my car ate its transmission.

President of the company got an earful from me.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (x7BO0)

391 Yeah, I always got a kick out of that. * Fade back to Jesse sleeping in Mr. White's chemistry class *

WW: "Jesse, wake up!"
JP: "Yo, sorry Mr. White ... but I already learned everything I need to know about chemistry from Bismuth, Technetium, and Hydrogen."
WW: "What are you talking about?"
JP: "You know, the symbols you need to spell 'BiTcH!'"
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (nzgbV)


That's pretty damn funny!!

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (mZUr4)

392 Gref, next Dems will be telling people to wrap empty boxes for Christmas. "Hey, ripping and opening 'em up is the most fun part, right?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (L2ZTs)

393 I do that. I does that for anyone who does anything for me. I routinely say "thank you" to my wife and kids in that context.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Vui/+)

Yes...that's called "manners." And they are always useful!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (Q9lwr)

394 331 I have found that referring to everybody that is not northern european as either "sabu" or "you there" is good
--------------
This.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (Hudry)

395 Thank you, Buck!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (m45I2)

396 It's why the most elaborate etiquettes (from which we end up deriving a lot) emerge in those classes of people who are frequently trying to kill each other, namely aristocrats and warriors.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (z5Vrg)
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Japanese courtesy at least in part derives from the samurai era. Samurai could behead - no questions asked - any peasant who displayed any disrespect to them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (Vui/+)

397 C'mon, Harriet, "thou" is objective case. "Thee" is nominative case. For the record, "thy" is possessive case.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021


***
DJG, I think you have "thee" and "thou" reversed. "I give this to thou" does not sound right; "I give this to thee." Likewise, "thou monster," not "thee monster."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (txdEq)

398 I have a lifelong unironic love for women's curling. Grew up near Buffalo, where we watched it on Canadian TV out of Toronto and Hamilton. My dad was a curling fan, and I picked it up from him. It's a great sport to watch on TV.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Bmy3R)


The movie Men With Brooms is a fun watch

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (M+Lyo)

399 > I have grown to really hate is clerks asking me how my day is going. I know you don't give a fuck how my day is going, please don't pretend to care.
Posted by: Jo

I go the other way. I treat them like they do care and I try to make them feel special. As long as you don't take up more time than necessary, cashiers seem to appreciate being treated like a person.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (sG4Hj)

400 I had to be polite when I didn't want to be in my job in insurance claims. The best I could do was be silent when someone was screaming at me. I think it bothered them more that I didn't argue back.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (shMPn)

401 How hard is it to say thanks or thank you when you get a beer? Or your food delivered. It goes a LONG way towards getting good service.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 23, 2021 02:28 PM (yrol0)

402 I was asking for a friend. And also....thing? C'mon now.
Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM (sjdRT)

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Trying not to be too R-rated on work computer. Speaking of which, back to work.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:28 PM (VJsqe)

403 Wifey of 20 years and I always say please and thank you to each other.

We also have hallway sex which means when we pass each other in the hallway, we say f you.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:28 PM (ijM9e)

404 379 This seems like an article based on 1 reporter's summer trip to France, where everyone treats everyone else like assholes, no matter if you're a stranger, friend, or family.

In a majority of Asian countries, and many middle eastern countries, they go beyond saying just thank you, even with friends and family, for even mundane things.
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France too. The French are kinda snooty in public with complete strangers. Like walking down the street, you won't make much eye contact. But with friends/family they're like any other culture, please, thank you, etc. And even at a bar or restaurant, it's not like every stops talking and ghasps if they hear a Merci to a waiter or bartender. Yeah it's less overt than in the US, but when the waiter brings a plate over a Merci or a nod is typical.

So this fucker hasn't even gone to France.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:28 PM (OalnH)

405 392 Gref, next Dems will be telling people to wrap empty boxes for Christmas. "Hey, ripping and opening 'em up is the most fun part, right?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (L2ZTs)


Shhh! Don't let Piss-Hockey or Klain hear that!

Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:28 PM (AMIL/)

406
You always want to be polite in restaurants. Or you're gonna eat some pubes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:25 PM


At the least. Was the soup to your satisfaction, sir?

Posted by: Tyler Durden at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (dQvv7)

407 387 By rights, "Get Fucked" should be one of the nicest, politest things you could say.

"Hey, if i don't see you, get fucked!"

"Awww, thanks bro. "
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (mFE74)

Sounds a little gay tbh. Like implying if you meet he will certainly get fucked, but you hope he does even if you don't.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (z5Vrg)

408 I am hesitant to even beep the horn if somebody sits a light for 10 seconds after it's changed because they are engrossed in their cell phone.

When I visited New York, they used the car horn like a frigging turn signal.

Seemed uncivilized.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (7F9te)

409 I can't figure out what "a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy" means,

when you ask a girl if you should
kiss her
then grab her boob
then her other boob
then her sisters boob
Posted by: confederatefifth

Go for the trifecta. Grab her mom's boob and slip her some tongue.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (OCTRt)

410 398 I have a lifelong unironic love for women's curling. Grew up near Buffalo, where we watched it on Canadian TV out of Toronto and Hamilton. My dad was a curling fan, and I picked it up from him. It's a great sport to watch on TV.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Bmy3R)

It's pretty common in curling to acknowledge an opponent's good shot.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (cSyAR)

411 Poll: 81% of parents think their children are ungrateful

https://tinyurl.com/558vck6u

Batting .500 with our daughters.
The older one is grateful, the younger one, not so much.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (RU4sa)

412 Seems like the AP needs a gratitude adjustment!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (m45I2)

413 Love means never having to say you're sorry

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Never understood that saying. Kinda retarded if you ask me.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:09 PM (OalnH)

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I understood it to mean that you would never be sorry that you met and loved.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (SRmHu)

414 Gref, you're right!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (L2ZTs)

415 English used to have this. Paradoxically, most people think of "thee" and "thou" as extremely formal, but those are the informal forms.
Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021


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Spanish still has that construction, "tu" as an informal address. When Hemingway wrote the dialog between Robert Jordan and Maria, transliterating from the Spanish they would have spoken, he had them (as lovers) use the intimate forms "thou" and "thee."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:30 PM (txdEq)

416 Yes...that's called "manners." And they are always useful!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (Q9lwr)
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I was serving as an expert witness and after a break, I held the door for the opposing counsel as we re-entered the courtroom. One of them - with whom I'd achieved some connection - nodded, smiled, and said, "Always the gentleman."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:30 PM (9jxbm)

417 Thank you NFL for making me turn off the TV during the holidays.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:30 PM (DiVy8)

418 388 PJ wrote that before he went face down in Hillary's pustulent gunt.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (2JVJo)

ewwwwwwwww

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:30 PM (fVJPF)

419 I go the other way. I treat them like they do care and I try to make them feel special. As long as you don't take up more time than necessary, cashiers seem to appreciate being treated like a person.
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This works below the Mason Dixon line. Above it, they think you are trying to con them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:30 PM (Hudry)

420 Now y'all understand why I prefer self check out. If I wanted to hold a pointless conversation, I'd talk to myself.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 02:23 PM (OCTRt)


Some of us prefer the "type stuff into a box, click the Post button, repeatedly click refresh -- lather/rinse/repeat" method for pointless conversations

Posted by: Doof at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (mZUr4)

421 Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (j9HX3)

Speaking for myself here. I have no common ground with my siblings, my parents are dead, I'm estranged from my ex, and children (unfortunately).

I admit I'm more comfortable with my friends, who have common interests.

I do not miss the drunken holiday arguments, actual fist fights, and recriminations the next day.

I am grateful for the people who invite me to their gatherings, whether a "friendsgiving" or an actual Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (BgMrQ)

422 All you need to know about courtesy is in Uncle Buck. The scene with the car trunk and the 'yute' duct taped explains how politeness lubricates society. It is only when the foul mouthed 'yute' runs away and starts yelling vulgar and vile threats that he gets a 'golf lesson' for violating the standards of courtesy.

Posted by: whig at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (9hXN1)

423 I think the academics are full of shit. I've been to a number of countries and have met countless others from foreign countries and thank you is accepted and offered by everyone. It really isn't the thank you that riles the academics, is it?

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (dbdgv)

424 What I've never understood is people saying sorry right before they do bad things to you.

Doctors are the worst at this.

Posted by: My name is Jose Jimanez at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (Fs5vw)

425 Gentlemen, you do not GRAB a boob. Like triggers, you SQUEEZE them!

Now drop and read twenty Gun Threads!!

Posted by: GySgt Hartmann at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (a3Q+t)

426 That Damned Joe is going to investigate the entire oil industry for evidence of retail gasoline price gouging. Welp, that will put more gasoline in the pipelines and tanker trucks, for sure!

Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (AMIL/)

427 We're the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended
from a stock-market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France, Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars.

We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in the Cap d'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get out hearts started in the morning.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:02 PM (Bmy3R)

if this isn't one of the most original comments on this site, I have missed too many. Lol Guy I am not saying I am all in,but I respect it. You did you as they say.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (NXntH)

428 Thank you Covid for keeping the black socked and Croc'd eurotrash off our beaches for two years.

Posted by: South Florida Resident at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (DiVy8)

429 Leftists are insane.

It's the only explanation.

Posted by: Brandon Lesgo at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (fBtlL)

430 I'm thankful that it's going to just be the hub and I going out for dinner, instead of having to cook for a bunch of people.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (6euYL)

431 This is just a long line of articles about how liberals are assholes and want to turn everyone else into assholes, so that they no longer feel like the outlier.
Posted by: Rbastid at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (zDsJL)

Bingo

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (ijM9e)

432 DJG, I think you have "thee" and "thou" reversed. "I give this to thou" does not sound right; "I give this to thee." Likewise, "thou monster," not "thee monster."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:27 PM (txdEq)
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You're right. I partially recast the sentence, and didn't check (but should have), but you're absolutely right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (9jxbm)

433 I'm not sure why Friendsgiving is such a bad thing. Some people have shitty families. Why force them to spend time with people they hate? Whatever, do what feels right.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (OalnH)

434 People, as a controversial psychologist once said, are monkeys full of poisonous snakes on the inside, but when they behave within social parameters you don't NEED to treat them like they are dangerous. It is when they act outside of expected parameters that they become dangerous because all bets are off on what is next.

This all sounds great - as long as you, personally, agree with the expected parameters.

The Left is pushing, and quite well, to establish the parameters as "show your recent vax card" and "demonstrate proper social justice awareness" as well as "love the environment enough to do with less".

Just how polite do you intend to be, when the "established social parameters" are not to your liking ? There is absolutely nothing better than a three paragraph lecture of the importance of following social norms - by those that never consider the implications of the evolution of those norms.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (1eR/a)

435 Class marker article: I'm so highly educated I appear to be an idiot.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (vN+oL)

436 430 I'm thankful that it's going to just be the hub and I going out for dinner, instead of having to cook for a bunch of people.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (6euYL)


No dishes to wash!

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (DJFLF)

437 Gentlemen, you do not GRAB a boob. Like triggers, you SQUEEZE them!

Now drop and read twenty Gun Threads!!
Posted by: GySgt Hartmann at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (a3Q+t)


Yeah - you're supposed to grab 'em in the biscuits!

Posted by: Humpty Hump at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (mZUr4)

438 I think I'm going to the pub and say thank you to the attractive young woman who pours my beer whether its a lager or an ale.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (cSyAR)

439 Tired Old Joe looked more tired and more squinty yesterday and today than I've sever seen him.

Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (AMIL/)

440 It really isn't the thank you that riles the academics, is it?
Posted by: Saxinis Kion at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (dbdgv)

It's that you aren't doing what they tell you to do.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (UuD2k)

441 I'm just thankful I'm not a "journalist"

Posted by: Jose Queervo at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (W+TLY)

442 As a yankee, i HATE all that ma'am-ing and sir-ing. It just makes me immediately suspect you of trying to pull something over on me... any form of obsequiousness or formalized generalized universal Politeness just grates on me and makes me uncomfortable. Real politeness is in actions. Hold a door, get out of a person's way. Pick something up if they drop it. Don't be a dick.

But i don't make a stink, because i know that's how some people are raised, and they think I'm the asshole. So whatevs, really.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (mFE74)

443 As Mona Lisa Vito told Vincent Gambini, "Oh my Gawwwd. You actually had to say 'thank you'!"


And you know what that meant...they have to get married.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (m45I2)

444 That Damned Joe is going to investigate the entire oil industry for evidence of retail gasoline price gouging. Welp, that will put more gasoline in the pipelines and tanker trucks, for sure!
Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:32 PM (AMIL/)

It's all marketing. All of it. Joe is the "little guy" fighting oppression. It's a nice story.

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (ijM9e)

445 426 That Damned Joe is going to investigate the entire oil industry for evidence of retail gasoline price gouging. Welp, that will put more gasoline in the pipelines and tanker trucks, for sure!
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Joe has the eye of the tiger. He needs another payoff.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (Hudry)

446 Okay, now I understand why every time I say "gracias" to a Mexican, the bastards respond "de nada"!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (xRIgJ)

447 This is just a long line of articles about how liberals are assholes and want to turn everyone else into assholes, so that they no longer feel like the outlier.
Posted by: Rbastid at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (zDsJL)

Part of their boldness. They are the basis for the saying 'misery love company' .

Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (shMPn)

448 No dishes to wash!
Posted by: kallisto
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Amen.

Sometimes, it's a blessing to be estranged from your family.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (6euYL)

449 410 398 I have a lifelong unironic love for women's curling. Grew up near Buffalo, where we watched it on Canadian TV out of Toronto and Hamilton. My dad was a curling fan, and I picked it up from him. It's a great sport to watch on TV.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Bmy3R)

I miss the sound of corn brooms slapping the sheet.

Additionally, modern brooms take that element of surprise out of curling...that stray piece of straw putting an quick end to a rocks flight.

And yes, for the most part, the ladies are cute!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (BgMrQ)

450 Isn't the rest of the world still filled to the brim with classist behavior and so you don't show gratitude to those below your standing?

Posted by: Buzzion at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (G2zl5)

451 It's come to this. AP can find nothing else to report on in this country or the world, so they've decided to lecture us on how we say "thank you" too often.

Nice to know they cover the important things.
Posted by: bluebell

Thank you for pointing that out !

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (arJlL)

452 Ray, it's their way of saying "oh it was nothing."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (L2ZTs)

453 Gref, next Dems will be telling people to wrap empty boxes for Christmas. "Hey, ripping and opening 'em up is the most fun part, right?"
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:26 PM (L2ZTs)


Think they are going to pull a page from the North Korean playbook and declare an "Arduous Christmas" where we all pull together and get by on just one present?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (P9T5R)

454 436 430 I'm thankful that it's going to just be the hub and I going out for dinner, instead of having to cook for a bunch of people.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (6euYL)

No dishes to wash!
Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (DJFLF)

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No house to clean before and after the big get together!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (OalnH)

455 Grandpa Funnyfinger is really going to blame OPEC for our gas prices and pretend he has no ability to change the situation.

https://bit.ly/3DLou7V

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:35 PM (sG4Hj)

456 You're right. I partially recast the sentence, and didn't check (but should have), but you're absolutely right.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (9jxbm)

You need pronoun sensitivity training, genossen.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (mFE74)

457 Tired Old Joe looked more tired and more squinty yesterday and today than I've sever seen him.
Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (AMIL/)

But, but, his doctor said there are no cognitive or physical problems with Pedo Joe other than a stiff neck from bending down sniffing young girls!!!!

Posted by: Beartooth at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (KTaZ8)

458
Additionally, modern brooms take that element of surprise out of curling...that stray piece of straw putting an quick end to a rocks flight.

It also takes away my excuse for a bad shot.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (cSyAR)

459 Picture this morning's AP meeting:

"Have we got any fresh takes on why the Rittenhouse verdict is so horrible and racist? Anybody?... anybody??... anybody at all??... ANYBODY??!! Oh fuck it, let's just go with the stupid anti-thank you piece."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (L2ZTs)

460 Then there's Canadians. I've had Americans tease me for saying thank you when a waitress brought my napkin and eating tools. I called them cutlery which brought more teasing.

Posted by: leber at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (nRVLV)

461 No house to clean before and after the big get together!
Posted by: Joe XiDen
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Another blessing

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (6euYL)

462 This all sounds great - as long as you, personally, agree with the expected parameters.

The Left is pushing, and quite well, to establish the parameters as "show your recent vax card" and "demonstrate proper social justice awareness" as well as "love the environment enough to do with less".

Just how polite do you intend to be, when the "established social parameters" are not to your liking ? There is absolutely nothing better than a three paragraph lecture of the importance of following social norms - by those that never consider the implications of the evolution of those norms.
Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (1eR/a)

Traditionally 'polite' behavior to signal non-hostility is something arbitrary and minor like where you position your knife, or at the least not cussing the other guy out. Trying to expand it to control behavior is an awful idea with predictably disastrous results. The left has long tried to weaponize politeness because in general people do not want to go to war with their fellows.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (z5Vrg)

463 Anyone who has a problem with expressions of gratitude, is mental.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (gmo/4)

464 Kindltot, yes and the sole present will be from the whole country to Glorious Leader Joe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (L2ZTs)

465 Tired Old Joe looked more tired and more squinty yesterday and today than I've sever seen him.
Posted by: Gref

I read that as more squirty

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (arJlL)

466 I think I'm going to the pub and say thank you to the attractive young woman who pours my beer whether its a lager or an ale.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:34 PM (cSyAR)

The lady who pours beer at my local pub is so attractive, I drink beer just because

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (M+Lyo)

467 "Probably by the end of winter, more or less everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, cured or dead." - Jen Spahn, German Health Minister

https://bit.ly/3DNhd7C

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (sG4Hj)

468 Tired Old Joe looked more tired and more squinty yesterday and today than I've sever seen him.
Posted by: Gref
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He always looks like a puppet to me.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (6euYL)

469 For the record, the offending construction was "THEE must do X," not "THOU must do X," which is, of course, correct.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (SBfb1)

470
Oil and Gas Company Donations

Trump, Donald (R) $3,699,611
Biden, Joe (D) $1,638,621

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (ijM9e)

471
Curling just seems to be one of those sports I'd have to get really, really high to appreciate. "Wow, dude! Did you see how fast he swept that broom and then suddenly slowed down?"

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (dQvv7)

472 It also takes away my excuse for a bad shot.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:36 PM (cSyAR)

You were just practicing for the next end...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (BgMrQ)

473 bonhomme, well if there's one thing Germany is good at, it's making sure people are dead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (L2ZTs)

474 I would feel betrayed if I had actually thought for one moment that Youngkin was anything other than a GOPe limp-wristed stooge.

Again, behold the power of being a chronic cynical depressive.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 01:48 PM (2JVJo)

Winsome Sears is a rising star. The VA governorship is one term only, she will be next I am sure. She might shoot higher but for sure she will be next.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (NXntH)

475 Batting .500 with our daughters.
The older one is grateful, the younger one, not so much.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (RU4sa)

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Same. The ingrate is literally tearing our family apart. She will be spending thanksgiving with aunts and uncles. Next door. She has made up stuff against me and my wife so the state has stepped in. I have had to lawyer up, and I refuse to be with her alone again. That's not hard - I haven't seen her in weeks.

Analogous to there being a whole lot of ruin in a nation, there's a whole lot of pain in a person.

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (VJsqe)

476 DJG, I think you have "thee" and "thou" reversed. "I give this to thou" does not sound right; "I give this to thee." Likewise, "thou monster," not "thee monster."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021
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You're right. I partially recast the sentence, and didn't check (but should have), but you're absolutely right.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021


***
I researched it a few years ago for a fantasy novel I was writing, where the leads speak a language that has what I called an "intimate" case. Like most people I'd thought "thee and thou" in English were formal, but they were the forms people used to address God -- therefore very intimate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (txdEq)

477 I counted in the Old Testament and there are several thousand thees.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (m45I2)

478 Anyone who has a problem with expressions of gratitude, is mental.
Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (gmo/4)

Godless

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (ijM9e)

479 He always looks like a puppet to me.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (6euYL)

Jeff Dunham is suing Joe for copyright infringement on Walter.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (gmo/4)

480 Thanks for buying my coffee.

Posted by: King Harv at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (wQ1KQ)

481 Hello. Please. Thank you.

Doesn't cost me a plugged nickel.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (BPuaD)

482 Anyone who has a problem with expressions of gratitude, is mental.
Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 02:37 PM (gmo/4)

Godless

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (ijM9e)

That too.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (gmo/4)

483 Southerners are almost always being polite when they say "Bless his/her/your heart"

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (a3Q+t)

484 This year I'm going out of town for TG. But I'm already dreading it, lol. Weather's gonna be shitty for the drive, my brother in law is bringing his GF who is really annoying. One of my kids is on some health nut kick so nothing will be edible, making my mother in law pissed off.

Good times ahead.

Tell me more about this Friendsgiving again.....

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (OalnH)

485 REPORTED Oil and Gas Company Donations

Trump, Donald (R) $3,699,611
Biden, Joe (D) $1,638,621
Biden, Hunter (Dopesick) NOT REPORTED

FIFA.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (uia9V)

486 I've always admired a curler who can push out of the hack and slide all the way down the ice. It's particularly admirable when it's an attractive woman in a kilt.
Me, I slide about a foot and a half.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (cSyAR)

487 Traditionally 'polite' behavior to signal non-hostility is something arbitrary and minor like where you position your knife, or at the least not cussing the other guy out.

And we have a winner !!!

Here's a tip - when folks from the NorthEast tell you, as they've told us on this thread - "Enough with the Thank You" ?

That's not a signal one should pick up, to "get along with the local social norms and customs to show one's head is not full of snakes". It's a clue to get the Hell away from those that currently surround you.

Because it's always a good idea to tell someone that brings you anything "Thank You". Even a packet of mustard.

And those conditioned to think otherwise ? Stay away from the places that did so.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (1eR/a)

488 Posted by: 496
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I am so sorry you are going through that.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (6euYL)

489 477 I counted in the Old Testament and there are several thousand thees.
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I was surprised to find no mention of radial tires in the Bible.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (Hudry)

490 FIFA.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (uia9V)

LMAO how did I miss that

Posted by: ... at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (ijM9e)

491 432 "You're right. I partially recast the sentence, and didn't check (but should have), but you're absolutely right."

You didn't say thank you...

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (xRIgJ)

492
I counted in the Old Testament and there are several thousand thees.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM


and just as many those

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (DUIap)

493 I counted in the Old Testament and there are several thousand thees.


Any with NUTS?

Posted by: Vincenzo from Bensonhurst at November 23, 2021 02:41 PM (uia9V)

494 Hmmm...if That Damned Joe actually manages to get tens of thousands more semi drivers on the highways in the near future, won't that increase the demand for oil to produce diesel? I suppose he'll blame the consequent diesel price increases and shortages at truck stops on the unvaccinated or on Kyle Rittenhouse or something.

Posted by: Gref at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (AMIL/)

495 Thanks for buying my coffee.
Posted by: King Harv at November 23, 2021 02:39 PM (wQ1KQ)

I've accidently hit that ad a number of times as I try to click on the comment link only to have the page lurch and I click on King Harv.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (KTaZ8)

496 Jeff Dunham is suing Joe for copyright infringement on Walter.
Posted by: Archer
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Heh.

That's who I had in mind.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (6euYL)

497 Well what can I say? We're accustomed to other countries not being as polite as ours so we have to make up for the deficit.

Posted by: NR Pax at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (p5IVz)

498 Thanksgiving is, and always has been a day of cease fire. It is a day we sit down, and as God wanted it, give thanks for him and the life he's given us. It is not, nor will it ever be a day of division and recriminations.

The Bible teaches us we are all part of the same body. Ergo we should at least try, in honor of His name, to get along. It is never easy, nor was it meant to be. But as we continue to watch the wickedness in todays world perhaps a good place to start pushing back is at our own tables.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (os1+V)

499 Just how polite do you intend to be, when the "established social parameters" are not to your liking ? There is absolutely nothing better than a three paragraph lecture of the importance of following social norms - by those that never consider the implications of the evolution of those norms.
Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:33 PM (1eR/a)


That is not politeness, that is "Obey me or I will hurt you" as a variation on domestic violence as expressed by the state and the people who are getting off on the un-earned status and power.

Treat it like the idiots that want you to use their pronouns, and at worse treat it like someone trying to make you their bitch.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (P9T5R)

500 Isn't the rest of the world still filled to the brim with classist behavior and so you don't show gratitude to those below your standing?
Posted by: Buzzion at November 23, 2021


***
Partygoer, about a mutual acquaintance: "And she's always so kind to her inferiors."
Dorothy Parker, wide-eyed as usual: "And where does she find them?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (txdEq)

501 Return of the Jedi is anti-feminist?

You bet your ass.

Carrie Fisher putting a Harvey Weinstein analogue into a flaming unmarked grave while wearing gold leaf lingerie is the height of anti-third and fourth wave feminism.

Posted by: fringe at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (eoAMM)

502 I am grateful for the people who invite me to their gatherings, whether a "friendsgiving" or an actual Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:31 PM (BgMrQ)


Friendsgiving actually started as an opportunity for those who were away from family, or estranged, or otherwise alone...to have a sense of community and family at holiday time.

But that was pre-Obama. You know how everything changed after his pResidency.

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (DJFLF)

503 486 I've always admired a curler who can push out of the hack and slide all the way down the ice. It's particularly admirable when it's an attractive woman in a kilt.
Me, I slide about a foot and a half.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (cSyAR)

It really isn't as easy as they make it look. That, and sweeping the rock the length of the sheet...REALLY HARD.
It just isn't that easy at the top levels.

That's why there's beer...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (BgMrQ)

504 As a Christian I believe I'll spending eternity saying thank you to Jesus. So, it can't be a bad thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (cSyAR)

505 Barbara Boxer to a Brigadier General of the Army:

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CA): You know, do me a favor, could you say "senator" instead of "ma'am"?

WALSH: Yes.

BOXER: It's just the thing. I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you.

WALSH: Yes, Senator.

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (fVJPF)

506 >"Probably by the end of winter, more or less everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, cured or dead." - Jen Spahn, German Health Minister

https://bit.ly/3DNhd7C
Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (sG4Hj)

Sounds better in the original Ger...uh...

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (cSs/W)

507 496 at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM

I'm so sorry. That sounds terrible.

Posted by: KT at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (0ghg2)

508 Looks like we're going to the casino for thanksgiving. Let the grand buffet do the cooking and clean up. Wife hit a jackpot for $1704.00 on a penny machine Sunday night.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (OCTRt)

509 Crock of horseshit.

-please and.thank you.

If.u are in a foreign land you learn these twk.words, phrases first.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (TRGyz)

510 471
Curling just seems to be one of those sports I'd have to get really, really high to appreciate. "Wow, dude! Did you see how fast he swept that broom and then suddenly slowed down?"

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (dQvv7)

You don't watch curling for the sport. You watch curling for the pretty girls in polo shirts and ponytails.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (G2zl5)

511 >He always looks like a puppet to me.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:38 PM (6euYL)

No coincidence he bears a striking resemblance to Walter.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (cSs/W)

512 rickb, wow!

496, that's horrible. Prayers up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (L2ZTs)

513 Posted by: Marcus T at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (os1+V)

I'm not that good a man Marcus, try as I might.

Blessings to you and yours!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (BgMrQ)

514 489 477 I counted in the Old Testament and there are several thousand thees.
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I was surprised to find no mention of radial tires in the Bible.


did you look in revelations 7 around 2 wrapped by 1?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (sGtp+)

515 Huh - here I've been working overseas oilfield construction projects around the world, working / eating / living / partying with more races / creeds / colors / nationalities / origins than I ever bothered to count...

...and I have never heard / read of anything so ridiculous in my life.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (K58O6)

516 As a Christian I believe I'll spending eternity saying thank you to Jesus. So, it can't be a bad thing.
Posted by: Northernlurker
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I have no problem with that whatsoever.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (6euYL)

517 Get me a glass of water. Now go fuck yourself!

Piss off!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (BPuaD)

518 I am not going to read the article to find out, but this REALLY feels like a two-prong attack:

1 - we must destroy Thanksgiving
2 - We should be more like [insert non-American nation]
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2021 01:41 PM (KZzsI)

More like, "I'm a rude and ungrateful bastard but I want everyone to credit me with wisdom and sophistication instead and look up to me rather than down.

Pretty much every leftist 'improvement' comes down to don't judge me as I deserve for my actions.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (eoQWY)

519 For communication scholars, they sure make a lot of typos. Gratitude is nuanced? There are different degrees of gratitude? Huh. Who would have thought.
I guess I should just be rude and not thank anyone for anything unless they save my life. So fuck off and die. How about that, bitches? That means you, Jeremy David Engels and Elaine Hsieh.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (AO9VT)

520 I'm as quick with a Fuck You Dickhead as a Thank You, it just depends.

Treat me nice, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

This is not complicated, except for the twats at the AP

Posted by: Common Tater at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (+SVqR)

521 Ray, it's their way of saying "oh it was nothing."

When I took two semesters* of German in high school, the expected response to "Danke" was "Machts Nicht" literally "[ it ] makes nothing." Don't know if that's common usage now.

* from which I retained less than from watching Hogan's Heroes. I can count up 999 and name four or five colors.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (nfrXX)

522 Thankful for God and my wife.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (juH8z)

523 --21 House Republicans are siding with the likes of transgender activist groups to make sexual orientation and gender identity a federally protected class under civil rights law. - National Review

How European.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (DiVy8)

524 Where else but curling can you hear attractive women yelling "hurry hard"?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (cSyAR)

525 Curling is like Bowling or Golf. If I can do it somewhat well, while drunk, I don't count it as a sport.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (OalnH)

526 This comes from applying elite social interactions to those of normal people. "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue". Doesn't really apply to most people. Concealing their feelings and attitudes isn't the default mode. In the court everyone is scheming for wealth and power, which is to say they are treacherous and should not be trusted beyond their self-interest. They're also extremely polite and flowery (most manners are a very watered down version of this).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2021 02:03 PM (z5Vrg)

great info there btw. I love the book of the Courtier.

Posted by: Quint at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (NXntH)

527
In many relationships - for instance, between parents and children or between close friends - saying thank you is considered inappropriate in these countries because it introduces a sense of formality that takes away the intimacy of the relationship



This was written by some New Yawk Manhattan jackass who knows nothing about the world beyond the Hudson and East rivers.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (n+4am)

528 522 Thankful for God and my wife.
Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 02:45 PM (juH8z)

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Same

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (VJsqe)

529 Treat it like the idiots that want you to use their pronouns, and at worse treat it like someone trying to make you their bitch.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:42 PM (P9T5R)


You literally can't get it - or won't - at this point. Because at current trajectory, improper use of pronouns WILL BE considered impolite, or a "deviation from norms".

The example you quoted - of "staying within social norms" - implies you'll always like the definition. You won't. So back off the assumption, that "staying within social norms" is always the correct play or some societal good.

We are at this point, in no small part, from too many people doing wrong in the name of polite.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (1eR/a)

530 You don't watch curling for the sport. You watch curling for the pretty girls in polo shirts and ponytails.
Posted by: Buzzion at November 23, 2021 02:43 PM (G2zl5)

I say: Why not both?!?!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (BgMrQ)

531 Once again, we find projection.

Thot leader is a disingenuous asshole and has never meant a thank you sincerely even once. So it assumes everyone else's thank you is also disingenuous, and runs with it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (mFE74)

532 Interesting: the link above to the original article is from Kenosha News. Maybe Kyle needs to go down there and teach Elaine a bit about gratitude first-hand...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (L2ZTs)

533 >>You don't watch curling for the sport. You watch curling for the pretty girls in polo shirts and ponytails.

Don't forget the tight pants.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (DiVy8)

534 483 Southerners are almost always being polite when they say "Bless his/her/your heart"
Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 23, 2021 02:40 PM (a3Q+t)

It's a verbal equivalent for biting one's tongue.

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (fVJPF)

535 Thankful for God and my wife.
Posted by: Hold My Montrachet
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Thankful for God and my husband.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (6euYL)

536 Gratitude was my favorite Beastie Boys tune.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (UuD2k)

537 "I'm not that good a man Marcus, try as I might.

Blessings to you and yours!
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:44 PM (BgMrQ)"

You would be surprised what you can do when you try to walk in the Spirit. I'm pretty sure if I can do it, anyone can.

Strengthen the spirit, heal the flesh.

God Bless to you and the family, brother.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 23, 2021 02:48 PM (os1+V)

538 Looks like we're going to the casino for thanksgiving. Let the grand buffet do the cooking and clean up. Wife hit a jackpot for $1704.00 on a penny machine Sunday night.

My mom won a nickel slot machine in Vegas back in the 70s and brought them home. We weren't hurtin' for nickels for some time. Still a couple around here I bet.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 23, 2021 02:48 PM (+SVqR)

539
I don't remember much of anything of my HS French but I do remember how to say 'please' and 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' - I suppose because I thought they were important.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 23, 2021 02:48 PM (dQvv7)

540 533 >>You don't watch curling for the sport. You watch curling for the pretty girls in polo shirts and ponytails.

Don't forget the tight pants.
Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 23, 2021 02:47 PM (DiVy

Don't overlook the kilts.
In Canada at least most curlers are from small towns.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:48 PM (cSyAR)

541 377 345 I do say thanks every time a waiter refills my water. Maybe that's a bit much .
Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (shMPn)
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I do that. I does that for anyone who does anything for me. I routinely say "thank you" to my wife and kids in that context.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 23, 2021 02:24 PM (Vui/+)

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Ditto on both. I always thank my wife when she prepares a meal ... and after 20 years, she still seems astonished by that.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 23, 2021 02:49 PM (+lFfz)

542 ...there are several thousand thees.

*****

Oops. My bad! I left out a space:

...there are several thous and thees.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (m45I2)

543 Thank you Buck and Horde for a great bunch of comments....

Grannie Winger expressed wisdom when she remarked (comment 124) that it must be exhausting to chase resentment.

My guess is the author of this nonsense is a lonely tech type at heart, addicted to his screen. God made us relational beings, hence the Judeo-Christian focus on faith with a personal God.

To nurture relationships we need courtesy and thankfulness--the clever snark (excepting our humorists here among the Horde) is tiresome, ultimately. Thankful people are happier people

Posted by: groovy girl at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (ybC9u)

544 My wife and I moved into this small town 14 years ago. I regret never joining the local curling club.
It is the ultimate way to get to know people in a small town that experiences winter.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (cSyAR)

545 Nood Willie Shakes

Posted by: 496 at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (VJsqe)

546 Ditto on both. I always thank my wife when she prepares a meal ... and after 20 years, she still seems astonished by that.

Anybody that brings me food - or a beer ? I don't care that I'm paying - it's sincere. Thank you. Because I'm either hungry, thirsty, or looking to get buzzed. Either way - thank you.

Just because I'm paying doesn't mean I don't appreciate it. I do.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (1eR/a)

547 What AP thinks they're saying: "What Americans can learn from other cultures about the language of gratitude"

What I take away from what AP is saying: "What other cultures could learn from Americans' language of gratitude"

Posted by: Simple Stevo at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (SOV+T)

548 Okay, Buck. I was hard on you in the last thread, but this is pure American gold.

Yes, Americans are known for politeness. I used to travel more extensively, and when flying home from Moscow a security agent said something to me that I did not catch. I responded with, "I'm sorry?"

The agent laughed and said, "You're American, aren't you?"

When I affirmed, she continued, "Only Americans apologize when others fail to make themselves heard."

Funny thing is, I heard her, I just wasn't in the moment and couldn't roll the tape back in my head. I kmow that had I been more "present", I would not have to ask her to repeat herself. The rest of the world treat each other like dirt.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at November 23, 2021 02:51 PM (ZZFJB)

549 Elaine Hsieh (not American by birth)..... Can take that bullshit back to wherever in the fuck she came from.

What is it with these cocksuckers coming here, thinking they're welcome or that anyone here is interested in their fucking opinions?

Stay where you're fucking from if it's so enlightened and advanced.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 02:52 PM (juH8z)

550 544 My wife and I moved into this small town 14 years ago. I regret never joining the local curling club.
It is the ultimate way to get to know people in a small town that experiences winter.
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 23, 2021 02:50 PM (cSyAR)

Absolutely...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2021 02:52 PM (BgMrQ)

551 Ein tausend. There, now you can count up to 9999.

Bitte and gern geschehen are both common now, I think.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at November 23, 2021 02:52 PM (/29pe)

552 This year, I'm thankful that the Democrats and their media pals are getting recognized for their toxic tactics and brand.

Posted by: FatAlbert at November 23, 2021 02:53 PM (7PZBL)

553 331 I have found that referring to everybody that is not northern european as either "sabu" or "you there" is good

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 23, 2021 02:18 PM (K3ZCc)


"Boy" works, too.

There was a guy I went through basic training with, from Alaska, who probably had never met a black person before, and as far as I could tell didn't have a racist bone in his body, who had the unfortunate habit of addressing pretty much everyone as "boy".
I really don't think it was intentionally racist, because he did it to everyone, black or white, but that did not go over well.

Posted by: a.moron at November 23, 2021 02:53 PM (tu3iY)

554

We say grace and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 23, 2021 02:53 PM (7F9te)

555
I do say thanks every time a waiter refills my water. Maybe that's a bit much .
Posted by: Just a side note at November 23, 2021 02:20 PM (shMPn)


Same here. It costs me nothing to be polite, and brings a little bit of joy to others. I regard that as a win-win, especially if the recipient is a miserable shit who doesn't deserve it, but gets angry when I thank them. Warms my shriveled, black heart.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2021 02:54 PM (n+4am)

556
The example you quoted - of "staying within social norms" - implies you'll always like the definition. You won't. So back off the assumption, that "staying within social norms" is always the correct play or some societal good.
We are at this point, in no small part, from too many people doing wrong in the name of polite.
Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 02:46 PM (1eR/a)


You should read Bruno Bettelheim on this. If your argument is that society is too far gone and there is no room for personal beliefs or action according to it, then there is no hope, however even the worst of them have to pretend there are rules. Right up to when they start the death camps and the killing fields.

We ain't there yet

(Bettelheim's work on Autism was terrible, but his understanding from being in a concentration camp was very to the point)

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2021 02:54 PM (P9T5R)

557 Once read a story about an American traveler in Tunisia. The words of the locals are always instructive. The liked Americans, mostly because few ever came thru but Americans were usually friendly. The worst were the Germans who were always demanding.

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2021 02:55 PM (RHGPo)

558 Like most people I'd thought "thee and thou" in English were formal, but they were the forms people used to address God -- therefore very intimate.

"Blessed art thou amongst women."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 23, 2021 02:55 PM (2JVJo)

559 My wife's relatives are all Swiss, and I think they find the American habit of saying thank you all the time as kind of strange.
Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2021 01:59 PM (Hucnr)

Next time you visit them run them thru with a 15 foot pike like Swiss Mercs used to do.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 23, 2021 02:55 PM (eoQWY)

560 Good one, Buck!

Posted by: m at November 23, 2021 02:56 PM (fVJPF)

561 I don't remember much of anything of my HS French but I do remember how to say 'please' and 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' - I suppose because I thought they were important.
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I can count to ten in French.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 23, 2021 02:57 PM (Hudry)

562 The article brings up a good point that many of our 'Thank You's can become rote and without meaning. I agree that we should work to change that and take a beat when saying thank you to think about what we're thankful for.

Thank you for coming into work today.
Thank you for putting on your customer service smile, even if you're not always feeling it.
Thank you for listening to my dad joke
Thank you for putting up with the rude lady who came just before me.

There's so much we can thank everyone we interact with for, we should try and not let it be so rote.

Posted by: Jeff at November 23, 2021 02:59 PM (Qbz/C)

563 >Go for the trifecta. Grab her mom's boob and slip her some tongue.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 23, 2021 02:29 PM (OCTRt)


That's called "Doing Flights"

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2021 03:01 PM (sjdRT)

564 I always found the Swiss, a,... cheesy

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2021 03:04 PM (us2H3)

565 Don't know what "other cultures" AP has in mind. Must be some third world shit holes. Every European country I've been in (except maybe Britain) you are expected to know the words for "please" and "thank you." And use them. Hell, in France, you are expected to say s'il vous plait (please) every time you hand anyone anything, including payments. Danes say "tousand tak" (thousand thanks) all the time. Ever hear of muchas gracias? Danke?

Posted by: Martin Tell at November 23, 2021 03:08 PM (Mvtxh)

566 If your argument is that society is too far gone and there is no room for personal beliefs or action according to it, then there is no hope, however even the worst of them have to pretend there are rules.

My argument starts with your use of the words "social norms".

It was the social norm to turn in Jews in certain parts of the world back in the day. It's a social norm now to shut the Hell up while blacks beat asians on subways in NYC.

You're intellectually lazy - you refuse to think past this notion of "social norms". Social Norms are nothing more, or less, than what the majority says they are. Your norms are not in the majority anymore. Therefor, by definition, your norms are not "normal".

My argument is exactly opposite of yours. To Hell with social norms - when you believe them to be wrong. We are at that point.

Posted by: Drift Back in Time at November 23, 2021 03:08 PM (1eR/a)

567 452 Ray, it's their way of saying "oh it was nothing."

And thank you for reminding me to always use /s when required!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 23, 2021 03:09 PM (xRIgJ)

568 Ps. Dont mean to be so unchristlike.... Just niy going to have a sense of humor about people coming to my home telling me how to think. Fuck them.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 03:15 PM (juH8z)

569 Americans are also do bumble the mOn reason why we are so liked worldwide

Posted by: Kurt at November 23, 2021 03:28 PM (QLRfP)

570 People in many other cultures also don't say 'sorry' very much, if at all.

Both expressions are signs of respect for the individual and good will. Of course the Left wants to destroy something so antithetical to its mindless purpose.

Posted by: soft white underbelly at November 23, 2021 03:29 PM (PsZD0)

571 Sweet fancy Moses, can't wait for the followup on how "You're Welcome" is literally killing the planet...

Posted by: SouthCentralPA at November 23, 2021 03:29 PM (CRBWR)

572 Maybe you could practice not insulting everybody who disagrees with you, Scoggy, uhhh " Drift Back Iin Time?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 23, 2021 03:34 PM (Oo9+T)

573 "Thou" is nominative case
"Thee" is objective case

Posted by: Emmie at November 23, 2021 03:37 PM (t62xj)

574 I wonder if Ms. Hsieh is equally as upset at (mostly) blacks beating the shit out of her fellow Asians in broad daylight all across the country?

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2021 03:41 PM (iFTx/)

575 574 I wonder if Ms. Hsieh is equally as upset at (mostly) blacks beating the shit out of her fellow Asians in broad daylight all across the country?
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 23, 2021 03:41 PM (iFTx/)
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Hit her again with some more truth.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 03:50 PM (juH8z)

576 Hit her until she says "thank you," then ask her if it was sincere.

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 23, 2021 03:53 PM (juH8z)

577 I wonder if she noticed, or even knows, about forms of address in many languages outside of English? There's almost always a formal version of the pronoun "you" that denotes respect and is used with people older, unknown, or higher socially ranked than yourself, and mis- or disuse of that pronoun can be a huge deal. You would think that would be something the pronoun-obsessed woke children would latch on to.

Posted by: Lost My Cookies at November 23, 2021 04:01 PM (/N8ur)

578 Don't know what "other cultures" AP has in mind.

I suspect the author has either never left the US or never left the core of major cities overseas.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 23, 2021 04:29 PM (naEeR)

579 The ONLY rude people are those evil Free Traders, who are all traitors, enemies of the State, enemies of the People, and enemies of the State and the People, amirite?

Posted by: Cow Demon - Free Australia! at November 23, 2021 04:47 PM (CdZ4i)

580 literally thank God every day for being an American. then i thank God for all the blessings, including the unearned, that i have received. even the really hard ones.

Posted by: rebecca adams at November 23, 2021 05:50 PM (uiI3M)

581
If you do not want me to say, "Thank you", then please wear a lapel ribbon of some sort that communicates that message.

In turn, I promise that I will offer my alternate greeting to you, and very heartfelt, "Fuck you very much!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 23, 2021 05:51 PM (hgEWn)

582 Sorry AP but most all Americans no longer trusts the M.S. Media anymore that's why your ratings have been dropping

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 23, 2021 06:16 PM (wGqjj)

583 Boy, have I got some bad news about Every Asian Culture Evar for this exceptional individual.

By to be honest, I'm drawing a blank for cultures where expressing gratitude is considered rude. While, say, Japan tends to be more formal with gratitude in general, even a quick "ta" in Scotland is somewhat expected. I suppose Paris might be considered rude, but go out to Normandy and people generally liked being thanked.

So, my own opinion is that this AP twerp is just special. In the bad way.

Posted by: Saber Alter at November 23, 2021 08:06 PM (8OwqE)

584 79 Italians kind of do that with "grazie mille" - thanks a thousand.

I just add it automatically a lot when I talk eye-talish.

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Or "molte grazie" = many thanks.

Posted by: Ciampino at November 23, 2021 09:13 PM (qfLjt)

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