Quirks of the President
"Political Correctness is a filter on our thoughts and words, that somehow allows reality to be ignored."It is good fun as the Brits say to sit around discussing world leaders here in Africa, their PC filters are not the same as mine, and mockery is normal.
- Andy Graham
Asiabill from has written 260 comments
Such behavior hasn't really bugged me for many years and I hardly notice such behavior now. This morning on my way thru Goa 3 locals up front of the bus were making coments about this white guy's driving of his motorcycle but then suddenly looked at me like they got caught talking about one of my "brothers" I just gave them back a facial expression, the rising of my eyebrow and a subtle Indian head "yes and No"shake.
In the Philippines whenever a Black person passes by they say "Burnt" and laugh together but this type of verbage would cause problems in the States but it just seems mor elight hearted and good natured by Filipinos many of whom are also dark skinned.
victor from has written 32 comments
The kapu moe hasn't been practiced in Hawaii since the fall of the Kingdom...110 years ago. BO didn't pick it up there.
Barry O. may have experienced the Javanese servants crawling in front of their "masters" in Indonesiai in the late 60's /early 70's in Indo. I know this was still going on up until the early 90's in some Javanese households. The two-handed shake moving toward the heart is a muslim thing...but minorities will pick it up to some degree if you are raised in the countries.
WH guy is just a talking head. The Brits, Bush, and Obama pretty much bent over for Mad Mo'. Ho is not in Ghana only... as calculating 'Ho's weren't above letting a few airplane bombings, murder of a British policewoman from Libyan soverneign territory (the embassy) in London...in broad daylight, "paying ransom" to Filipino terrorists in the southern Philippines, wars in Chad, Maurtania, and countless of other dirty tricks by the Colonel over the years ....get the way of oil business. So much for,,, "We will not deal with terrorists." Hos indeed...
Gadget from has written 1,020 comments
Forms of respect, like the "Kapu Moe," do not end they evolve into new customs, there is often remainders of the custom floating around. Customs are seldom abandoned, they change. Maybe in the past, people kissed the ring of the King, and so on and so forth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handshake