The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138129   Message #3161149
Posted By: michaelr
26-May-11 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Subject: RE: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Germans do not do small talk. They think it dishonest because not truly meant.

This is true. As a German immigrant to the US, it took me years to learn the art of small talk ("bullshitting" as we say here). It also took me years to get used to the hugging.

Cheers,
Michael