“Who’s Your Mama?” & Other Greetings

"Ivory does not come out of a dog's mouth." -Chinese proverb Salutations! How do you greet someone? In the Taiwanese culture, you can say Li tsiah-pa bue?, which means, "Have you eaten yet?" Are you cognizant of your first words to a stranger? Typical starters in conversations are "Where are you from?" or "What do you do?" I was listening to an NPR show the other day and learned some interesting facts about opening gambits. For example, there are underlying meanings that you might … [Read more...]