Why do americans never say 'goodbye' when hanging up the phone?

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  1. gdl203

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    Haha you're right, bad example. I'll fix that.

    edit:fixed.


    Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.
     


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    Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.

    You don't count. You're not Amurkin.
     


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    Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.
    Watch any american tv show and you'll see, they never say anything, they just hang up.
     


  5. gdl203

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    You don't count. You're not Amurkin.
    But thee Amurkins they talk to me on the phone.
     


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    Good bye.
     


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    oh, crap: 12,634 posts and I've never finished one with 'good=bye".

    I hope you'll all forgive me

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    Good point, this is a glaring omission on my part as well. Going forward I think I'll be closing posts with "peace out, bro-ham."

    Peace out, bro-ham
     


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    What's with these threads lately? I've been noticing a lot of threads about perceived issues that don't actually exist.
     


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    This only happens in Entourage and the Wire.
     


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    This was my most recent conversation, not a good bye, or take care anywhere. I don't know if his Good Luck counted, but it was rather abrupt:

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    I've never had a phone conversation with an friend that didn't end with good bye, it's just movies.

    Now, try having conversations with Koreans on the phone.
    "I'm busy today"
    "eeeeeeeeeeeen"
    "eeeen"
    *hangs up*
     


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    I've also noticed this about phone conversations in the movies. I think the abrupt end to phone calls is typically used to make the character seem dominant, decisive, big-timer, etc.
     


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    I like to end my phone calls by saying, "Suck it!"
     


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    It's really only on TV that phone conversations end with a clever remark and a hang-up without saying some form of bye and/or getting any acknowledgment from the other party.
     


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