Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Why do we even great eachother? Besides it being polite it isn't of much use. And often a proper "good morning" (and the smile that comes with it) is shortend to "morning (with no smile or a very small/fake one), its even worse when people just frunt at eachother: they come in the livingroom/office/other look at barly look at eachother and make a grunt like sound that has to pass as a even shorter version of "morning". And even proper greetings are not that usefull, i very well know that i wish you a good morning and you very well know that i wish you a good morning. So why even greet eachother at all? note: well i have to be honoust here and say that i appreciate a proper greeting, still it makes for an intresting duscussion i would say since all these grunts annoy me.
We may know it but we still have to prove it to each other, by greeting each other. Also greeting is also a way to get someones attention, it doesn't make sence to just jump into a conversion without addressing anyone. So you know, I live in London where no one says even "'morning", and when I go abroad to somewhere we people do actually say "good morning" to each it makes just a massive difference, it really does show. That's why it's important.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
It shows trust, identifying your presence to someone. In the past people could easily fail to notice you in a hunt or the like and so it was necessary to show your presence, over time it became a symbol of respect and trust, thus it endured down the centuries as a mark of respect and kinship. Now however people do not feel the same kinship with their countrymen, they lack the same close knit friendliness, and thus the custom is dying out. Or we could just go with what Gandalf says ;)
the point of a greeting is to be polite...
'Dreadnought[DK']the point of a greeting is to be polite...[/QUOTE] Well Donitz already said that greeting someone only shows that you're polite and nothing else, so we got to discuss what other good is there in greeting each other.
[QUOTE=Akeate]Also greeting is also a way to get someones attention, it doesn't make sence to just jump into a conversion without addressing anyone.
I agree. Immdietely getting to what you want to say doesn't sound/feel right and is quite rude.
The grunts are definately pointless, but its always nice to have a polite greeting.
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
Whenever I greet someone I just say "Hey". If its someone who is a teacher or something, then it's "Hello, Mr. Blahblah". I don't really say "Morning" or that kind of stuff. It's just out of politeness I think.
Praet0rianThe grunts are definately pointless, but its always nice to have a polite greeting.
Hugh! I grunt when talking with people, like in Home Improvement :p
When walking down the street or through the halls in school I usually greet people with a friendly "good morning" or "good afternoon" usually followed by a "sir" if its the teachers I respect more. Its just a sign of friendly respect I was taught from an early age.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
21st February 2004
I don't see the big deal with having a good greeting, if someone doesnt feel like greeting, then don't greet. lol, simple.
As 50 Cent once said...
50 Cent's "High All the Time"Now let me show you how to greet me, how to meet me, when you see me, if your real minded *****, you know how to holla G-Unit!