If We Didn't Shake Hands, How Would We Greet Each Other?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Kellan Sullivan, Mar 14, 2019 at 2:15 PM.

  1. Triune Kingdom Well-Known Member

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    I am Croatian and this was quite the news at the time.
     
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  2. Histor32 Well-Known Member

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    Thankfully the several times I've been to your beautiful nation I didn't get the formal greeting :)

    Unlike each time at a tsa check point in the USA ... Wait now I get where the tsa comes from....
     
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  3. Mightyboosh5 Well-Known Member

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    This all reminds me of the non obscure term "glasgow kiss" (headbutt) which is not uncommon to hear in the uk if you are talking about headbutts.
     
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  4. Lenwe Well-Known Member

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    And in Latín america
     
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    But
    Kissing is Common practice in lots of places, but reserved for friends, not strangers, and is considered a term k lf friendship . and many times doesn't require the finger from the other thread . However I could see .. Eh.. Nah
     
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    Well depend on The country and your sex, a woman Is always greeted With, at least, one kiss, between men The Kiss Is reserved to closer Friends and family,
     
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  7. Albert.Nik Well-Known Member

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    Hugs,Namaskar and Kisses are the three I can think of instantly.
     
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    Vulcan signal for Live Long And Prosper
     
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    i believe it would be a small bow or curtsy. IIRC that is what it was for a long time before handshakes because handshakes were seen as more egalitarian.
     
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