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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Hallo and Goodbye Reply with quote

An article in yesterday's Telegraph suggested that the time-honoured handshake is being used less these days, especially amongst younger people.

It's being said that it's being superseded by the airkiss, hug, high fives etc.

I can't say that I've noticed any diminution in shaking hands and this continues to be my most favoured greeting or parting symbol with young and old alike.

How about you?

Ian.
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Briant



Joined: 02 Jun 2007
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Location: Liverpool England UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Shake hands! Reply with quote

There was a character in 'Law and Order' on TV last night who declined to shake hands but if he had to then he used a medical gel! Also 'Monk' on TV avoids human contact if at all possible! Sad
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've not been tempted to high-five anybody Laughing

If I'm lucky, a hug and a kiss on the cheek is nice to/from our female friends, otherwise it's handshakes all round, chaps.
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Hallo and Goodbye Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
An article in yesterday's Telegraph suggested that the time-honoured handshake is being used less these days, especially amongst younger people.

It's being said that it's being superseded by the airkiss, hug, high fives etc.

I can't say that I've noticed any diminution in shaking hands and this continues to be my most favoured greeting or parting symbol with young and old alike.

How about you?

Ian.


At a recent staff meeting our GM freaked out when it was suggested that we all shake hands. I'm pleased to say that none of the other options above were attempted either!
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At my place of work we usually shake each other by the throat or by the balls (including the women) -never hands though-far too gentle.
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