The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138129   Message #3162109
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
29-May-11 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Subject: RE: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
"Dear" and "interesting" are strong signals of irony in Britain

All depends on how you say them.

It's amazing how much hostility or admiration can be expressed by a single word. For example "well" or "hmm".