Things you just don't get - Page 1496
Probably because we have things like facebook to connect friend groups now.
What if you were actually the worst player on your hockey team, but your other friends all call you Mr. Hockey because they don't know any other hockey players. Then they start posting on your facebook calling you Mr. Hockey and your teammates see it and wonder "Why are they calling Dave 'Mr. Hockey'? He's pretty bad at it and he only practices 2 nights a week..."
Would be so embarrassing, I don't think society could survive.
realistically it's probably some mix - filtered through a sort of echo chamber of dialogical feedback - although i don't scratch my head (or rub my dick) when i'm bewildered.
take "gay" mannerisms for instance: are folks simply living up to stereotypes, offering identification cues through symbolic, rote habits, or operating on instinct alone? it's likely all of the above! and no doubt "gay" expressions or mannerisms has shifted over time as well... and since that is still somewhat of a subset identification operating within a larger societal context, a gay man in say Ecuador probably "acts gay" differently than a gay man in Saudi Arabia or Cameroon or France or the US and there are probably universal cues in there as well...
in any case it is interesting to think that somebody can bend culture on basically charisma alone. but hey it happens in any other medium, why not?
I assume that's pretty much how they all end up?
(In the cultures of many Latinate peoples, bras d'honneur has a meaning somewhat similar to flepping the bird of middle finger.)