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It's common for bilingual people to feel that different languages put them in a different 'emotional register', or even change their personality. This article from The Economist summarises: It’s an exciting notion, the idea that one’s very self could be broadened by the mastery of two or more languages. In obvious ways (exposure to new friends, ...


I feel that it's O.K. to use "hey" as a greeting to someone you know well, but otherwise, not. And I really find it rude to use "Hey!" to get someone's attention in order to correct or to reprimand them. I feel it is an insult to be yelled at in that manner. Rather, I think, in order to call someone's attention to a perceived fault, one should call them by ...

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