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Michael Hamm typed thus:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles /

Am I the only one who didn't know what to answer for "level of formal schooling"? (I assume "Degree level", but..)

GCSEs are the exams at the end of statutory schooling (16). A-levels are the exams at the end of High School (18). Degree means Bachelors Degree (3 years of university).

David
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I am often accused of being grumpy or mad because ... we meet casually in daily contact wonders "What's your problem?".

The point of this very dull personal anecdote is that fake is not necessarily bad. It is a real attempt to keep things friendly.

Yes, but what a relief to read the previous quoted para from the keyboard of an American: one of the ... end. In fact, it can sometimes feel threatening: what the hell is this person smiling at me for ?

If it's not necessary to smile at people we encounter casually, it makes emigration to the UK somewhat attractive. If I find out that is also not customary in the UK for waitresses and shop clerks to call you "Honey" or "Sweetie" and be otherwise overly familiar, I'll start shopping for fares.
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Yes, but what a relief to read the ... hell is this person smiling at me for ?

If it's not necessary to smile at people we encounter casually, it makes emigration to the UK somewhat attractive. If ... waitresses and shop clerks to call you "Honey" or "Sweetie" and be otherwise overly familiar, I'll start shopping for fares.

You're most welcome Tony. I'm sure you'll soon get to love the charming bloody-mindedness of folk who work in our service industries.

DC
I did rather poorly 12 right out of 20. ... revealing as I thought that or I misread them.

I did even worse: I got in late from the theater, and a couple of drinks, and didn't nitcie until ... are smiling", that you were supposed to click on a button first. So I gave up and went to bed.

When I pressed the button (for the first time) it just said 'You can display the image only once' (or words to that effect) and no image appeared. Toatl waste of time.

wrmst rgrds
Robin Bignall
Hertfordshire
England
You're most welcome Tony. I'm sure you'll soon get to love the charming bloody-mindedness of folk who work in our service industries.

If you get around to it, that's a phrase that I like to see discussed. I think of "bloody-minded" as being stubborn, but I'm not sure if this is the only, or the correct, definition.
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You're most welcome Tony. I'm sure you'll soon get to love the charming bloody-mindedness of folk who work in our service industries.

If you get around to it, that's a phrase that I like to see discussed. I think of "bloody-minded" as being stubborn, but I'm not sure if this is the only, or the correct, definition.

m-w.com gives the #1 definition as "inclined toward violence" - does anyone really use the term this way?
If you get around to it, that's a phrase that ... sure if this is the only, or the correct, definition.

m-w.com gives the #1 definition as "inclined toward violence" - does anyone really use the term this way?

There's definitely pondian split on that phrase.
I grew up thinking of it in the standard American way, where "bloody" has to do with literal bloodshed.
Here in Oz, and in my reading of British authors,
it means something like stubborn, but more
like "willing to persist in a matter of principle
to a ridiculous extent, no matter how disastrous
the consequences." It's a kind of stubbornness,
certainly, but one growing out of an exaggerated
sense of purpose or principle.

Michael West
Melbourne, Australia
david56 filted:

CyberCypher typed thus: 17/20 for me, perhaps surprisingly.

11/20

Thank goodness someone scored more poorly than I did: 13/20.

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I was sober and wide awake when I did it: what does getting them all right say about me?

If I recall correctly, Laura, you also had the highest score on the "Can you tell your ass from your elbow" test. What does that say about you?!

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