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#1    danielost

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

I was wondering if you still use these or not.

I rarely use please, but I almost always say thank you.  I never demand things, I ask.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:32 AM

I use both please and thank you...Like - "Gary would you PLEASE stop talking when I am trying to watch this movie?? Thank you !!"  lol

My daughter is one for putting the two together at once - She'd be all - "Can I please have a cookie before my dinner? Thank you please? " ( yea says it back to front )..I say no cookies before dinner...Then I get - Awwwwww PLEASE...She uses it a LOT when she is looking something she knows that normally will get a  no for an answer !!

Most common is.. Please please pretty please... * You say no*  awwww go on please please puullleaseeeee? * You give in and say ok then*  and it's  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.... :D

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:44 AM

Well of COURSE!  Hadn't you heard?  Please and thank you are the magic words  :D

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:18 AM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

Of course I do...I'm from the South. I even use may I, sir and ma'am without sounding condescending. :innocent:


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:06 AM

I always use them. Although I must say several have commented that they do not hear it often enough in general.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:11 AM

I say please and thank you everyday

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:20 AM

Yes indeed, Americans are polite.  The first words an American looks up in the English-Vietnamese dictionary are the words for "please" and "thank-you."

Vietnamese find it a bit too much.  When a merchant sells you something and you leave, they are expected to say, "Thank you."  You will get this in places where the staff is trained to deal with foreigners, but the typical Vietnamese street merchant sees the transaction is over and turns away to other business.  A Vietnamese customer would see a "thank-you" in that context as excessive and patronizing.

In some ways Vietnamese, especially those with less education, can be abysmally rude.  This is especially so when they jostle each other in crowds, sometimes almost knocking people over and butting in line.  I am glad to see Western influence beginning to moderate this behavior.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

View PostMichelle, on 19 June 2013 - 02:31 AM, said:

Of course I do...I'm from the South. I even use may I, sir and ma'am without sounding condescending. :innocent:
I'm 52 Michelle and when I was growing up if I or my sisters forgot to respect an elder with a sir or ma'am....woe betide us!  It became as instinctive as breathing and it lasts even today.  I actually treasure it because it's a relic of a dying past here in the south.  And it never even existed elsewhere in the country afaik.  Good manners are their own reward.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

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Please, thank you, excuse me, pardon me, you're welcome, yes sir, yes ma'am. ..etc. etc. My mom was big on manners lol.

Although I'm a grown man, I have this fear instilled in the back of my mind that if I'm not polite, my mom is going to appear out  of nowhere and smack me in the back of the head.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

View Postand then, on 19 June 2013 - 05:54 AM, said:

I'm 52 Michelle and when I was growing up if I or my sisters forgot to respect an elder with a sir or ma'am....woe betide us!  It became as instinctive as breathing and it lasts even today.  I actually treasure it because it's a relic of a dying past here in the south.  And it never even existed elsewhere in the country afaik.  Good manners are their own reward.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

I also use please, thank you, open doors and let people in front of me while shopping if I have a big load and they only have a few items.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

I recall one time when I did visit the south in the USA...Someone said to me - Thank you ma'am ...I instantly felt weak at the knees I LOVED it.. It sounded so polite and sweet... While I was still in the south I deliberately went in and out of stores to buy a couple of items, just so I could hear them say - "Thank you ma'am ..you have a great day."..  I lapped it all up, loving it..This was new to me, because back home here in the north of Ireland, you rarely hear that, and if you do hear it, it doesn't sound as good..  What I also noticed in the south is how polite they are to you when you enter a store.. Instantly they say - Hey  there, how are you?..What can I get you?  OR How can I help you today?  And when they address you as  *Darlin*,  it is like the cherry on the cake, love it... All of it so polite....

Where I come from, normally the people will say - Ahhh Cheers good stuff thanks ..And  - Could you do that for me? Awww thank you, you're a sweetheart  cheers.. I tend to say cheers more so...

In the Irish language... Please is - Le do thoil  ..Pronounced as - Led da hull ....Thank you in Irish is - Go raibh maith agat ...Pronounced as Gar my aggat,  I used to think they were saying - Guard my yoghurt   lol

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:54 AM

I always use Please, Thank you, Sir or Ma'am...  Even when the other person is noticably younger than I am...  And will hold the door for anyone following me or coming the other direction (if I'm able)...

I like the look on the young 'uns faces when I'm getting a burger or something, and say it after they serve me...  It never hurts to be polite....

I've only had one incident where a woman got angry and started lecturing me because I held the door for her and called her "Ma'am"... I let her rant for a bit and really wanted to say something along the lines of
"Ok, since you don't like Ma'am, how about "b***h"?"   But contented myself with a pleasant smile and saying "Ok. Have a nice day then"


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 19 June 2013 - 04:11 AM, said:

I say please and thank you everyday
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