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This Slideshow on the BBC News sites "More than a Handshake" discusses some of the cultural differences among nationalities in a business setting. If your country isn't listed, how are your customs the same or different from those listed?
The U.S. is listed but you will see variances in different parts of the U.S. The South tends to be less formal in my experience than many other areas.…Continue
All of us who have studied languages discover words and phrases with more than one meaning. These may have different meanings for native speakers in a single place or have a meaning in one place that is different from the meaning in another. These differences can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing for learners of the new language.
I am a native English speaker and have been surprised in my own language when visiting other English speaking countries. Many years ago my wife…