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Xenophobia

The recent uproar about racism in Celebrity Big Brother is fascinating. While the British are generally regarded as very tolerant, it's quite clear to anybody who's lived here for a while that that isn't the whole story. They are very inhibited about complaining out loud, and they tend to moan about people behind their backs instead of telling them up...

Sarcasm/irony

Something that is common to Scotland and Denmark is a love for sarcasm/irony (I always get these terms mixed up, possibly because so many other people are mixing them up – what I mean is saying the opposite of what is meant, without any explicit clues that this is the case). I know that Austrians do it, too, but I’ve also noticed that people from East Germany, the USA and Japan (and France according to Phyllis) don’t have a clue. I tried to find something about this on Google, but to no avail. Surely somebody must have made a world map of sarcasm?

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