Saturday, June 22, 2013

Etiquette and Behaviour Tips for Canadians

I had to shave this down a bit to fit my computer screen, but the whole post is so worthwhile, I have attained permission and re-posted it in its entirety, at the bottom of the post.

 I hope to be back to full energy soon, and will be writing about hospital etiquette, along with a brief explanation for my long absence.  In the meantime, please enjoy these nuggets of etiquette and behaviour advice from Canada...

I love that the Calgary Transit has issued a 10 point etiquette guide!
And that two cities cities are waging an "eat more meat" - "eat less meat" battle!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Politely Laughing Out Loud Around the World

This is a guest blogger from "Etiquipedia" here, as your Etiquette Sleuth, Maura Graber, is still recovering from a recent and surprising brief stay at her local hospital.  She has been somewhat active on Twitter, and hopes to be blogging and starting etiquette classes back up by the end of the month.

 
Cheezburger Network's Ben Huh says, "'LOL' is a part of everyday life. It's a polite way of acknowledging someone."

They say that laughter is the best medicine... Do you know how to text, or tweet, "LOL" around the world?  Below you will find a few ways in which LOL is written in other countries and languages.


     Believe it or not, LOL is now considered a word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary's principal editor for new words. Cheezburger Network's Ben Huh says, "'LOL' is a part of everyday life. It's a polite way of acknowledging someone."

"MDR" is the French language version, from "mort de rire". Roughly translated "dying of laughter."

And "חחח/ההה" is the Hebrew LOL language version. "ח" is pronounced 'kh' & "ה" is pronounced 'h'. Putting them together makes "khakhakha."

555 is the Thai language variation of LOL. "5" in Thai is pronounced "ha", so three of them are "hahaha."

"ASG" is the Swedish language's LOL. It is an abbreviation of the term Asgarv, meaning "intense laughter."

"MKM" is the Afghan language's LOL. An abbreviation of the Dari phrase "ma khanda mikonom", which means "I am laughing."