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Postby saturnia » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:14 am

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Wind In My Hair wrote:Ok now I'm curious. How does one tell the difference just by looking and without waiting to hear the person speak?




Surprised you don't know WIMH, I always thought physiognomy was an ancient Chinese art. :P Actually there are certain physical characteristics about people that indicate their ethnicity. This is not always possible but I notice the Skin colouring of Korean men is often different from both Chinese and Japanese people. I know a black lady here in London who can easily identify Somalis and other races different to her own. Americans can sometime be identified by their behaviour which is somewhat different to us stiff upper lipped brits. For example they often sit differently and use cutlery a little differently. There are all sorts of little indicators displayed by race or nationality, some you notice some you don't.

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Plavt you surprise me. UK is packed with Black and Asian people from what I have read in the papers and also heard from many, many British people. Honestly, I can't get over it. Not every Brit is 'stiff upper lipped' for god's sake. UK is considered a third world country in the continent of Europe, where is the bloody need for being 'stiff upper lipped?' The Americans do not behave, sit or use their cutlery 'differently' at all, where did you learn this from? I agree, Americans

have a very different accent to the Brits, but so do the Australians and the Kiwis.

Americans make sure people understand what they say or mean, whereas the Brits have always been deceptive when it comes to interacting with other races. I am shocked to read this especially when it comes from a moderator!
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Postby Bremen » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:44 am

nickyt30 wrote:Thanks for your response. What I also needed to know was about beauticians who style the hair of black women.

Thanks.

Nicole.


It will be almost impossible. Singaporean hairstylists are only trained in cutting asian hair, and even then, they only know about 3 different hair styles .
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Postby Plavt » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 3:12 pm

saturnia wrote:Plavt you surprise me. UK is packed with Black and Asian people from what I have read in the papers and also heard from many, many British people. Honestly, I can't get over it. Not every Brit is 'stiff upper lipped' for god's sake. UK is considered a third world country in the continent of Europe, where is the bloody need for being 'stiff upper lipped?' The Americans do not behave, sit or use their cutlery 'differently' at all, where did you learn this from? I agree, Americans

have a very different accent to the Brits, but so do the Australians and the Kiwis.

Americans make sure people understand what they say or mean, whereas the Brits have always been deceptive when it comes to interacting with other races. I am shocked to read this especially when it comes from a moderator!



First of Saturina it would seem you have no sense of humour, I was merely joking when I said 'stiff-upper lipped'. Who 'considers the UK a third world country in the continent of Europe?' In case you haven't noticed Americans
do use their cutlery different from us, haven't you noticed how they use a fork as distinct from us using a knife and fork? Perhaps when you are on a train or at Cafe's you might care to observe the fashion in which an American sometimes sits.

As for your statement 'Americans make sure you understand what you say or mean whereas the Brits are deceptive when it comes to other races' is utter BS and racism on your part!

The moderator tag means nothing as I like anybody else on this board can observations of characteristics or other races. By the way the UK is not 'packed' with black and Asian people. You may care to know that in London black people are only 3-5% of the total population.

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Postby micknlea » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 8:32 pm

nickyt30 wrote:Thanks for your response. What I also needed to know was about beauticians who style the hair of black women.

Thanks.

Nicole.


I see Bremen has answered your query already, and I must admit that I agree with him. There are very few hairdressers here who can look after your type of hair. One of my friends here has huge problems (her hair is really tight curls, but thin not thick...I am thinking yours may be thick and coarse???) anyway, she now gets her hair cut whenever she goes overseas as she has been here for over 18 months and has still not found anyone who can cut her hair properly. It is just a case of there not being a big call for it I'm afraid, same as for me....I have thick wavy blonde hair and I haven't got a good haircut yet! :D
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Postby saturnia » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:15 pm

First of Saturina it would seem you have no sense of humour, I was merely joking when I said 'stiff-upper lipped'. Who 'considers the UK a third world country in the continent of Europe?' In case you haven't noticed Americans
do use their cutlery different from us, haven't you noticed how they use a fork as distinct from us using a knife and fork? Perhaps when you are on a train or at Cafe's you might care to observe the fashion in which an American sometimes sits.

As for your statement 'Americans make sure you understand what you say or mean whereas the Brits are deceptive when it comes to other races' is utter BS and racism on your part!

The moderator tag means nothing as I like anybody else on this board can observations of characteristics or other races. By the way the UK is not 'packed' with black and Asian people. You may care to know that in London black people are only 3-5% of the total population.

Plavt.


I do have a better sense of humor than you do! UK is considered a third world country by the Europeans as well as by the white Brits . The country is packed with Asians, Blacks, illegals the assylum seekers and refugees. You hardly see a white face in the inner cities or any big cities for that matter. As soon as the immigrants start moving into the white areas the whites move out. Look at cities like Southall, Birmingham, Leicester and many more in the east London. England is heading towards ghetto mentality and soon they are going to witness/experience no go zones.

Not all Americans use their cutlery the way you describe it, just as not all Brits speak with an east end or cockney accent or Greeks with an Athenian. They also sit just like you and the rest of the world population does.

STOP STEREOTYPING.

By pointing out the differences you are doing no justice to other races. You are drawing more wrong kind of attention to them for furthr discrimation. You are creating a 'us' and 'them' or 'I' and 'the other' situation.

Plavt, if you don't mind my saying you need to grow up man and real fast for that matter. You are full of 'BS' too.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:22 am

saturnia wrote:I UK is considered a third world country by the Europeans as well as by the white Brits .


You are talking nonsense, provide some evidence if you want to make such a ridiculous assertion.


The country is packed with Asians, Blacks, illegals the assylum [[seekers and refugees. You hardly see a white face in the inner cities or any big cities for that matter.


You are really are descending in to the gutter now, I live in London and travel to other cities and I know only too well that this statement is entirely false.



As soon as the immigrants start moving into the white areas the whites move out. Look at cities like Southall, Birmingham, Leicester and many more in the east London.


Again you are talking nonsense, the areas you quote have always had a high percentage of ethnics.

Not all Americans use their cutlery the way you describe it, just as not all Brits speak with an east end or cockney accent or Greeks with an Athenian. They also sit just like you and the rest of the world population does.

STOP STEREOTYPING.


In the first place I never said all of them and I am not stereotyping that is just your misplaced perception.

By pointing out the differences you are doing no justice to other races. You are drawing more wrong kind of attention to them for furthr discrimation. You are creating a 'us' and 'them' or 'I' and 'the other' situation.


I was not 'pointing out differences' my posts were nothing more than observations that could have been made by a dozen other people. Different cultures exhibit different traits, they would not be different cultures if they didn't

Plavt, if you don't mind my saying you need to grow up man and real fast for that matter. You are full of 'BS' too.


I do mind, not only are you provocative, your activities in your various guises have not gone unnoticed and are being watched very closely.

Plavt.


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