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Old 06-17-2008, 09:05 AM   #57
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Well, I guess we will never get it right.
I think you're right about that. What's the old saying?

"You can please some of the people some of the time..."





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Old 06-17-2008, 09:05 AM   #58
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How 'bout "Generic non-offensive salutation offerings"
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:22 AM   #59
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The big thumbs up is one I hear about these days. Which brings me back to years past when I coached professionally. A friend of mine went to Brazil and was coaching kids. When they did well he would give the A-OK sign. The parents were offended because in Brazil its meaning was something very offensive. When he told the story I could not stop laughing because he thought he was being so positive with the kids. So words, signs, and facial expressions have different meanings for different people. I have learned these things from teaching many immigrant students. We have ESL teachers who bring us up to date about each culture. When I hear the word Karma it makes me think of carmel which makes me think of taffy apples. Then I become hungry.

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:32 AM   #60
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At Disney World (sorry folks, its an addiction) the cast members are told to point with two fingers, not one, when giving directions to guest because in Asian cultures it is offensive to point with only one.

When I was growing up, the OK sign could also represent, by the three fingers: "1) kiss, 2) my, 3) @$$, and the circled fingers represented the hole. So I can see why it would be offensive to Brazilians if it meant the same to them.

In Mexico, to flick your front teeth means the same as to give the finger in the USA.

Of course there are many others.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:50 AM   #61
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I think you're right about that. What's the old saying?

"You can please some of the people some of the time..."
And with that in mind, why not just leave it as it is... karma! Most of us know what it means in the context of the forum and most of us aren't offended by it.
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why not just leave it as it is...
What an concept!

Worthy of being awarded Karma (which I just did).
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:55 AM   #63
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At Disney World (sorry folks, its an addiction) the cast members are told to point with two fingers, not one, when giving directions to guest because in Asian cultures it is offensive to point with only one.

When I was growing up, the OK sign could also represent, by the three fingers: "1) kiss, 2) my, 3) @$$, and the circled fingers represented the hole. So I can see why it would be offensive to Brazilians if it meant the same to them.

In Mexico, to flick your front teeth means the same as to give the finger in the USA.

Of course there are many others.
Tha handsign for my beloved Texas Longhorns is this:

But in Italy, that means something VERY negative.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:37 AM   #64
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Tha handsign for my beloved Texas Longhorns is this:

But in Italy, that means something VERY negative.
It's an old Italian curse... but only if you point the fingers at someone while shaking your hand! Hand gestures are an entire language in Italy!
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #65
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Hmmm...looks like a change is in the works ~

So, who gets the "thanks" for this? Good job!

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and JUST LIKE THAT...

the planet-air forum moves...

cool!

and it's a fine change so i'd give kudos 2 whoever did this...

if i could (kudos NOT cujo)

Kudos

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Man 2air and Shari, you all are fast!

In order to simplify the system even more and to be as politically correct as possible the Karma System has now been converted to the Thanks System. At the bottom right of all the posts you will see a Thanks button. If you would like to thank a member for posting that post then simply click on this button and leave them a "Thanks". Each time you get thanked, it's worth one point. These points don't mean anything but maybe someday they will (hmmm...)
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #68
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and JUST LIKE THAT...

the planet-air forum moves...

cool!

and it's a fine change so i'd give kudos 2 whoever did this,

if i could (kudos NOT cujo)

Kudos

kudos

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hmmmm... KUDOS... Now I LIKE that! Thanks are OK but they're so common and often said without true meaning behind them. If karma is not politically correct (I hate that term), why not call it KUDOS???

Good Idea 2air! Kudo's for that one!
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Man you are fast Shari!
I think I left the last "karma" under the old name...I saw the "thanks button" there and didn't know what it was (for sure) and used the "scales". By the time it posted...the scales were gone ~

Anyways...Thanks Andy!

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Man 2air and Shari, you all are fast!

In order to simplify the system even more and to be as politically correct as possible the Karma System has now been converted to the Thanks System. At the bottom right of all the posts you will see a Thanks button. If you would like to thank a member for posting that post then simply click on this button and leave them a "Thanks". Each time you get thanked, it's worth one point. These points don't mean anything but maybe someday they will (hmmm...)
I like the change.It is now visable and easy to understand for the newer members.It is also much more likely that it will be used more often.
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