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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Patrician, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Patrician

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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

    l8r


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

    Fuck off.
    You're imagining things.

    TaTaForNow!
     
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    it depends on who im talking to but its not uncommon to not say bye. there are several people i talk with several times a day, either work or social, and when the convo is over, you hang up. no need to waste breath. its not anyone trying to be "dominant", "badass", or whatever, it just happens naturally.

    again, this is completely dependent on the relationship
     
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    He probably just doesn't like you. I don't say bye when the person on the other line is unpleasant.
     
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    I notice this all the time on TV, but for the most part, some form of good bye is said in real life.
     
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    I end every phone call with 'Go F*&% yourself"
     
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    I like to end my phone calls by saying, "Suck it!"

    And how does your grandma respond to that?
     
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    Interesting post to improve my english.
     
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    I just sort of trail off in mid-sentence and hang up.
     
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    I just sort of trail off in mid-sentence and hang up.
    One of the great things about cell phones is the convenient exits they allow even on occasions when it might otherwise not be okay to hang up. Mangle your speech a bit, or trail off, and the other party assumes your connection has gone bad. Or simply stop responding altogether, and they'll again curse at the connection and hang up.
     
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    One of the great things about cell phones is the convenient exits they allow even on occasions when it might otherwise not be okay to hang up. Mangle your speech a bit, or trail off, and the other party assumes your connection has gone bad. Or simply stop responding altogether, and they'll again curse at the connection and hang up.

    That's true. I've done that several times, and nobody's the wiser. Of course, there's always
     

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