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comment What is a communication breakdown caused by two cultures/societies trying to adapt one another's mores called?
@AffableGeek Not really. It's more like when two people try to mutually bridge the culture gap, and in the end both just keep ending up on opposite ends of the gap. It's more of a deadlock caused by bridging the gap. See coleopterist's answer,he has the right idea.
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comment What is a communication breakdown caused by two cultures/societies trying to adapt one another's mores called?
And likewise, my first instinct is to do as the "Romans" do, since I'm in "Rome". So what I'm really looking for is a name for this kind of communication breakdown/deadlock.
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comment What is a communication breakdown caused by two cultures/societies trying to adapt one another's mores called?
I use this idiom all the time when I'm with fellow tourists complaining about not being able to walk while eating lol. That isn't what I'm looking for though, because I'm "in Rome", but the "Romans" are doing as I do.
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Sep
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comment What part of speech is “worth”?
This is actually a tough question. The wiktionary says "The modern adjectival senses of worth compare two noun phrases, prompting some sources to classify the word as a preposition. Most, however, list it an adjective, some with notes like 'governing a noun with prepositional force.' Fowler's Modern English Usage says, 'the adjective worth requires what is most easily described as an object.'"
Sep
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answered “Travel” vs. “travels”
Sep
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comment Why “off ” in jerk off, jack off, get off?
list of similar phrases: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/…
Sep
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comment Why “present simple” and not “simple present”?
It doesn't contradict the adjective noun ordering rule because simple and continuous are not nouns, they're adjectives.
Sep
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comment Difference between explaining and explanatory?
Translations? Do you mean "definitions"?
Sep
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comment Which English dialects have 2nd person plural?
worth noting is that in the Philly and Jersey area, "yous" is use singular as well. It gives it more of a condescending vibe.
Sep
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answered “Four plus two equals six” (or “is equal to six” or “is six”)
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answered “Much feces” vs. “many feces”
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answered Morbid curiosity about “more better”
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answered Examples of “ATM Machine” silly repeats?