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    I have to break a folkway (norms for routine or casual interaction) before Thursday and write about it. Any suggestions?

    Likewise, what are some ways you've gone against the norms. What happened when you did? Let's keep it to more lighthearted stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    I have to break a folkway (norms for routine or casual interaction) before Thursday and write about it. Any suggestions?

    Likewise, what are some ways you've gone against the norms. What happened when you did? Let's keep it to more lighthearted stuff!
    Ask someone their age, or what politics they believe in, or religion.

    To answer your other question, I suppose I break many norms when it comes to my faith . But, I don't know. I tend to stick to the social rules. Don't want to expose myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post

    Ask someone what politics they believe in, or religion.
    Funny about this, we were talking about cultural differences in class today and one of them was me saying how that's much more private where I come from whereas here people practically shout it from the rooftops and tell you when they introduce themselves. So that one wouldn't work here I appreciate the suggestion, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post

    Ask someone what politics they believe in, or religion.
    Funny about this, we were talking about cultural differences in class today and one of them was me saying how that's much more private where I come from whereas here people practically shout it from the rooftops and tell you when they introduce themselves. So that one wouldn't work here I appreciate the suggestion, though!
    True enough. How about boasting over much? Or talking about sex or taboo topics? Or invading someone's personal space?


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    The sex one and the personal space ones are good ideas. And Fynn's panty idea of course

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    With some luck, you could let out a ginormous fart when talking to a stranger and then see if they react or try to act like it never happened

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    OH yeah - slurping, burping, and other bodily noises also aren't too acceptable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    The sex one and the personal space ones are good ideas. And Fynn's panty idea of course

    Chances I get punched doing this experiment
    What's to say we aren't offering up the most likely suggestions to get you punched?


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    Quote Originally Posted by theundeadhero View Post
    With some luck, you could let out a ginormous fart when talking to a stranger and then see if they react or try to act like it never happened
    I can confirm from personal experience that they won't say a smurfing thing.

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    As it's kinda "cool" here (46F), I'd open with "it's a tit bit nipply, ain't tit".

    If you want to go against the grain, make a sarcastic quip regarding some aspect of atire/style. Those of quick whit and thicker skin will respond in kind, those lacking a sense of humor and/or thin skinned will either get defensive, or "run away". A good way to weed out the wieners.

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    One time I went in an elevator and stood facing everyone instead of toward the door. :freaksmiley:

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    You monster.

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