Saturday, April 16, 2011

More on english politeness

Just sharing some amusing instances of English politeness. I’ve found signs and packaging to be interesting markers of politeness in English society.

From this:

 to the ‘lightly salted tortilla-flavoured Mexican-style maize crisps’ that we would call ‘corn chips’, to this:

or this:

 or the email I got from UEA Accommodation the other day:

‘we politely remind you that taps are turned off by turning them clockwise.'

Then, of course, there are the times when they aren't so polite:

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