Introduction to UK Culture and Cultural Adaptation. Some different definitions of culture. “The culture of a particular people ….is everything one must learn, in order to behave in ways that are recognisable, predictable and understandable to those people” C A Valentine
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“The culture of a particular people ….is everything one must learn, in order to behave in ways that are recognisable, predictable and understandable to those people”
C A Valentine
“The whole range of human activities which are learned and not instinctive and which are transmitted from generation to generation through various learning processes”
“people continue to fail to grasp the true significance of the fact that culture controls behaviour in deep and pointing ways, many of which are outside awareness and therefore beyond conscious control of the individual” Edward T Hall
She had a right cob on about something
That meal was a total rip off!
They gave him the sack
You’re taking the piss, mate!
I’m skiving off early today
Eugh that’s manky!
Lend us a fiver, love
Someone’s been telling porkies
Fancy one for the road?
I was hammered last Friday
I was knackered last night
Give us a ring
Pull the other one, it’s got bells on!
It’s swings and roundabouts
Can I share your rubber?
I’m just nipping to the loo
I fancy bangers and mash tonight...
What’s for pudding?
It’s only ten quid!
It’s not my cup of tea
It’s all gone pear-shaped
“An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one”
Sense of humour
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