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From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: OT: The greetings problem (Re: Never violate a universal unless
it seems like a good idea at the time)


> Swedish, _hej_ is a common greeting, and _hejdå_ a common thing to say
when
> parting. An excentricity I've developed is when meeting someone
fleetingly -
> say someone coming the other way on a road and you've not got the time to
stop
> and talk - saying _hej_, and some strides later, when parting, supplying
the _-
> då_.
>
> Unfortunately, this nifty habit of mine does not seem to be catching on
...

Apparently one of my habits that is an eccentricity here (where I live, in
the US) is a common behavior of Kazak children - that when I'm walking with
someone, and we separate to pass around an obstacle that block us from each
other's sight, I say "hello" again upon meeting on the other side.