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Estado Novo Portugues
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Brellach
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Posts: 426
Founded: Jun 20, 2007
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Postby Brellach » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:32 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

Not especially. While Brellach is a deeply spiritual and highly theocratic country, Brellachi spirituality is unconventional and egalitarian in its approach to most topics that other religions might consider 'taboo', which impacts on everything from gender equality to its treatment of homosexuality.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively (Nudity is not sexualised in Brellach, and is universally tolerated)
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication (The one aspect of Brellachi spirituality that could be considered conservative is its disapproval of 'body abuse' - including excessive alcohol consumption)
[o] Passing gas
[o/x] Ranting about personal issues (It greatly depends on who you ask! Brellachi are not homogeneous, and some can be annoyed by such things)
[x] Smoking (Tobacco was unknown to Brellach until long after the rest of the world discovered its harmful effects, which means that, like drinking, it falls under the 'body abuse' category)
[o] Swearing (Brellachi language does not feature such; the meaning of particular words is less important than the intent of such)
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas (In fairness, 'pyjamas' don't exist in Brellach)
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?

'Brightest blessings' is both the formal and informal way in which Brellachi greet each other, and is usually how they say 'goodbye' as well.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?

It is a standard practice, even among strangers, to offer a hug. The length of the hug dictates how close and/or how much each party respects each other.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?

Given that most stores in Brellach are small, family-owned businesses, the owners of which are known throughout their local community, this is quite common.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?

There are no buses in Brellach.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?

No.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?

The formal version of 'you' in Standard Brellachi translates literally as 'you and yours', but this translation fails to capture the nuances of what is meant by this; it not only refers to an individual, but it also an affectionate way of wishing a person and those close to them well, or offering them and their family blessings. It is a multi-faceted pictograph in the Brellachi language, the meaning of which depends entirely on which other pictographs it is combined with and what order they are in.



Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?

Provided that there isn't a mad, animalistic rush for food that ends up spraying everybody with half-chewed meals, there are no significant rules around table manners in Brellach. They are not a particularly formal people in this regard.

How are utensils supposed to be used?

However is best served for putting food in one's mouth.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?

When the meal has been placed in front of you. Despite their spiritual nature, Brellachi do not say prayers for their food, or anything of that nature; they include such things as thanks for their meals in their daily prayers.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?

This is very much up to the people involved. More often than not the bill is split equally; it is rare that this philosophy is altered unless the meal is intended to be a gift from one to another.

How much is the tip/service charge?

This does not exist in Brellach. All restaurants are family-owned, and so the charge for food covers all of the expenses it entails, including fair wages for employees (who are often also family members).

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device (Electronic devices portable enough to be brought to a meal are extraordinarly uncommon in Brellach anyway, and they are a generally technology-averse people to begin with)
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet (Better than the alternative, or someone sitting in discomfort!)
[N/A] Not tipping
[N/A] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o/x] Slurping or smacking sounds (Again, it depends on who you ask)
[x] Speaking on mobile phone (See above re: electronic devices)
[x] Speaking with mouth full (This is not considered to be 'rude', exactly, but rather impractical, potentially-messy, and difficult for others to understand)
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people (Find a culture in the world where it would be acceptable to spill food and/or drink on somebody without at least apologising)
[x] Taking photos of the food (With what?!)


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?

No dress code exists. Brellachi place little importance upon clothing, or the lack thereof.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?

As in most cultures, meeting somebody at an agreed-upon time is considered important. Inconveniencing somebody by being late is never good. Although different individuals will place differing levels of importance upon this.

What language is business conducted in?

Standard Brellachi. Even English, the most commonly-taught foreign language in Brellach, is only understood by a small fraction of the population.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?

Given that most people are employed by small family businesses (if not their own families), there is no particularly strict set of guidelines for this. For the most part it is quite informal.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?

No.



Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?

Not generally, no.

Are gifts expected between business associates?

Not generally, no.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?

Most children do not even attend school. Those that do are not expected to bring gifts, though.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?

In general, when they are received, unless it is at an inconvenient moment.

What are some gifts to avoid?

As in most places around the world, gifts should be thoughtful and inoffensive. Something that somebody can use, or something somebody needs, is always appreciated, as is a gift that appeals to that person's interests. Something they categorically dislike, or even worse are allergic to, is obviously something to avoid.



Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?

The Internet is extraordinarily uncommon in Brellach. The few people that make use of it are the larger businesses in the country that either set up small intranets internal to their own company, or those with international aspirations. Most individuals have no access to it at all, nor do they want such, which means no particular kind of 'online identity' has sprung up in Brellach.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase

(These are all acceptable as the Brellachi do not care what happens online!)


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light (No traffic lights exist in Brellach - few cars at all exist in Brellach)
[o] Driving too fast (Given the types of vehicle in limited use in Brellach, 'too fast' is a certain point of view - most of them are archaic and underpowered, unable to reach particularly high speeds.)
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[o] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
Last edited by Brellach on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:34 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Onocarcass
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Posts: 1800
Founded: Jul 18, 2011
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Postby Onocarcass » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:49 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Moderate

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Kyveir, and Snevek.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Nod

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Meh

How are utensils supposed to be used? ...To eat with?

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Whenever

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The Government, unless over 30ky in which case the people ordering do.

How much is the tip/service charge? There are no tips.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o/x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Naked

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? Onocarcan

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? As equals

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenever

What are some gifts to avoid? Illegal things


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Same

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Estado Novo Portugues
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Founded: Mar 18, 2016
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Hindia Belanda
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Founded: Sep 09, 2015
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:12 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Not at all. Probably the exact opposite of that.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues (it depends on who you ask)
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people (if done with malice, you could get charged)
[o] Wearing beach attire (only at beaches and most public spaces on the island of Bali)
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth (strangers generally don't care, so long as you don't do that whilst standing/sitting too close to them)


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
"Hallo" and "Dada".

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Strangers usually offer a handshake when they meet, sometimes accompanied with a slight nod. Among friends and family members, it is common for them kiss each other on the cheeks.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
No.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Generally, yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
The Indonesian and Dutch languages do, English don't.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Depends on the occasion.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Spoon, fork, knife, chopsticks etc, but sometimes Hindia Belandans eat using their hands.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When everybody seated on the table has received their meal.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
If it's not a treat, the bill can be split. In such occasions, however, it is not uncommon for Hindia Belandans to fight to pay the entire bill.

How much is the tip/service charge?
The amount of tip depends on the quality of service that one has received.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate (at a private setting, leaving most of your food untouched for reasons other than medical or emergency, is considered an insult to the host.)
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Generally speaking, smart casual. Some work environments do require more formal attire or have a specific dress code.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes.

What language is business conducted in?
English, Indonesian and Dutch.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Work environments in Hindia Belanda are usually pretty laid back and addressing colleagues according to their titles, regardless of their position, is a thing of the past.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
When it comes to their internal organisation, Hindia Belandan companies are less hierarchical than companies found in other countries.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Depends on the occasion.

What are some gifts to avoid?
Gifts that are considered unreasonably valueless.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Way less formal

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Lardingo
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Founded: Mar 03, 2017
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Postby Lardingo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:25 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No, we are actually considered the opposite.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[X] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pajamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Hey y'all! and See y'all later!
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Shake hands and hug.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes, as a sign of respect for them and their store.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes, to thank them for driving.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
No

How are utensils supposed to be used?
There's not too much restriction.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When the person who has made the meal has sat down.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
The youngest, or in some cases the person who has bought the most food.
How much is the tip/service charge?
It all depends on how satisfied the Lardian was with the waiter's service. The average is about 11$
Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[o] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
It varies wildly.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
You probably won't last long in a job if you are late in any way.
What language is business conducted in?
Usually English.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
It all depends on the business.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Depends on the business.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Yes. A large majority of children are homeschooled, so they usually give gifts to their parents.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Usually right when they are received so that it looks like they care.
What are some gifts to avoid?
Anything goes.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Probably more formal. Lardians have horrible manners when talking to people face to face.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[o] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[o] Texting on mobile phone
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Jolasko
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Founded: Jun 05, 2015
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Postby Jolasko » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No, people are very tolerant of others and different ways of life.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? 'Jcho and 'Wva are the common informal colloquial ways to hi and goodbye.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Shake hands, nod towards each other. Friends/family will also hug.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? It's polite to say 'cheers' or 'thanks' as you step off, but it's not a big deal.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Only in very formal settings

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes, Jolaskan has a few different forms of you based on formality, but they all use the same conjugation to keep things relatively simple.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? To an extent, but they are not something will get picky or uptight about.

How are utensils supposed to be used? Knife in one hand, fork in the other (doesn't matter which way, whatever's more comfortable).

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Most Jolaskans would rather you start as soon as you get it, rather than let it get cold. They won't view it as an issue if you start before them.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The 'general' custom is the man will offer to pay, but the bill is usually split, especially after the first date.

How much is the tip/service charge? No tips.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Presentable, but semi-casual.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Very. Being late more than a few times will become a point of contention very quickly.

What language is business conducted in? Jolaskan or English, often interchangeably.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Usually by their first name. Workers are all treated very equally.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No. Businesses are democratised and those at the top don't earn a lot more than those lower down.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Usually in private, but people will understand if you open it as soon as you get it.

What are some gifts to avoid? Anything that takes up lots of space, anything noisy, pets, anything smelly.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? less formal

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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Dragonellis
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Posts: 16
Founded: Oct 29, 2011
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Postby Dragonellis » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:49 pm

Basics
Is your nation considered "socially conservative": No. On the contrary, quite the opposite.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions
How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye": To greet someone, people normally quote the time of day in such a manner as to appear polite (E.G, 'Morning'. 'Afternoon'. 'Evening'). Alternatively, they may greet another party by simply stating 'hello' or some other derivative. To bid farewells, people remark in English using various different terms and phrases. These may be accompanied by hand-gestures such as waves and two-finger salutes (for both greeting people and bidding farewell).

What do people usually do when greeting each other: They may wave or show a brief gesture to beckon the other party. They may vocally sound off so as to get their attention. Greeting others is generally a matter of exchanging that brief moment to signal one-another before moving onto the matter or subject at hand.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store: Yes, although it's typically nothing more than an acknowledging nod so as to signal that they know you are in the store. The owner will likewise pass their acknowledgement, usually.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus: Typically no. Public transport drivers usually have other things to focus on.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used: They are, although they're only utilized for formal instances.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you": No.


Table manners
Are good table manners considered important in your nation: Generally yes, although the definition of 'table-manners' varies among the different species within the territories of Dragonellis.

How are utensils supposed to be used: Appropriately, for starters. Forks are for picking up food. Spoons are for scooping liquids. Knives are for cutting harder objects into manageable chunks.

When is it acceptable to begin eating: When the food is presented and, in some cases, when thanks are given to the one presenting it.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal: The norm' has it that one individual volunteers to foot the bill, before being reimbursed by the others at the table for their own meals. The process is streamlined, but everyone does have to pay for their own meal typically.

How much is the tip/service charge: There are no service charges or tips.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[-] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business
What is the dress code for most businesses: Dress code varies depending on the business and the sector of the business, although most declare that they want to adhere to 'smart-casual'.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation: Yes.

What language is business conducted in: English.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed: By name.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture: No.


Giving gifts
Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home: Typically yes, it's considered a good idea to invest in a reasonable gift when visiting a home. It doesn't have to be expensive, but value is placed in the shinier ones (as in, more reflective).

Are gifts expected between business associates: No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers: No. However, most find it to be a sentimental gesture to pass along a gift at the end of their education.

When are gifts supposed to be opened: Gifts are not wrapped. Typically, they may have a bow.

What are some gifts to avoid: Generally, anything that lacks intrinsic value is frowned upon. Sentimental value is reserved for gifts between friends (naturally). That said however, dull objects which don't carry much of a shine are generally perceived as being of lesser value.


Internet
Are people less or more formal online than in real life: A lot less formal, unless the various sites declare that formality is a necessity. As it happens, most within Dragonellis' territories deviate towards the latter.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online:
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road
Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads:
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Aethras
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Posts: 1049
Founded: Apr 27, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Aethras » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:59 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Yes.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x/o depending on circumstances] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
In English or French, always in formal (etc. vous rather than et)

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Usually a handshake or a polite nod.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes, in formal events, but in Aethras Mr/Ms/Mrs are used with the first name, not the last.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Our languages are French and English, so yes.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Fork and knife each on left and right of plate respectively, napkin tucked in shirt, spoon rested in bowl if applicable

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Once everyone has been served their food.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Whoever finishes first.

How much is the tip/service charge?
Depends on the restaurant.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x/o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Don't go crazy and you'll be fine, trench coat / suit and tie are most acceptable.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes.

What language is business conducted in?
Mainly English but sometimes French.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
As Sir/Ma'am or Mr/Mrs.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Whenever you'd like.

What are some gifts to avoid?
- a bone
- tea (alcohol is preferred)
- weapons (exception: wooden or hard polymer sword)


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Depends on the person but overall same formality

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Koem Kab
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Posts: 295
Founded: Dec 09, 2016
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Postby Koem Kab » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:07 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Maybe

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pajamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Hi and bye

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Say hi

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No busses, only cars

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? no

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? No

How are utensils supposed to be used? However you want

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Whenever you want

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The customer

How much is the tip/service charge? 10-15%

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? There isn't

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Maybe

What language is business conducted in? English

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By Their Name

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenever you want

What are some gifts to avoid? none


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? There isn't such thing as "formal"

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

Koem Kab's cars are entirely self-driving

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light (Bicycles are almost dead)
[x] Driving too fast (cars are all same speed)
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn (no horns)
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn (turns are auto-signaled)
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane (doesn't happen)
[x] Taking up more than one parking space (doesn't happen)
[o] Tailgating
[o] Texting on mobile phone
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The Huterric Union
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Posts: 337
Founded: Feb 18, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby The Huterric Union » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:11 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[X] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[O] Passing gas
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[O] Taking photos of other people
[X] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[X] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Who doesn't?

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Hi.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Usually

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yea

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? No

How are utensils supposed to be used? Any way you want

When is it acceptable to begin eating? As soon as you get your food

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Anyone.

How much is the tip/service charge? At least 0.50 Terrics

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[X] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Food left over on plate
[O] Eating before everyone is served
[O] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[X] Not tipping
[X] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Anything formal

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Punctuality is SUPER important in Huterrica. Being late by one minute will get you punished.

What language is business conducted in? Huterric and English

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Formally

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Nope


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Not always

Are gifts expected between business associates? Yes

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Right away

What are some gifts to avoid? Money (in Huterrica, it is seen as laziness and a sign you do not know the person well enough to give something from the heart), gift cards (same reasons),


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Not using punctuation
[X] Provocative photos
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Swearing
[X] Typing in all capitals
[X] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[X] Hitchhiking
[X] Honking the horn
[O] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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Posts: 283
Founded: Mar 18, 2016
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Imperium Centralium
Envoy
 
Posts: 253
Founded: Nov 20, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Imperium Centralium » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:01 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[X] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[X] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[X] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[X] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? In Common Centralinese.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Besides the verbal greeting handshakes, hugs or even cheek kisses may be expected.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes (signor/signora).

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used? The way they're supposed to be used. Knives are to remain in the right hand, forks in the left.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the host permits it.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The inviting person.

How much is the tip/service charge? Uncommon, but if it exists (in western Hersiline), typically 5%.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[O] Checking an electronic device
[O] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[O] Not tipping
[O] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? A full business suit. Alternatives include a tunic suit.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes.

What language is business conducted in? Common Centralinese.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Equally.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Somewhat, yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.

Are gifts expected between business associates? No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenever the recipient feels appropriate.

What are some gifts to avoid? Explicit advertisement (e.g. a clearly branded product of your own company), anything associated with funerals, mourning or death, pineapples, bombs.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Equally formal.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Not using punctuation
[X] Provocative photos
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Swearing
[X] Typing in all capitals
[X] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[O] Flashing the headlights
[X] Hitchhiking
[O] Honking the horn
[X] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[O] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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Outer Chinese Haven Socialists
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Posts: 55
Founded: Apr 24, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Outer Chinese Haven Socialists » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:05 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No. The government as made great efforts to make the nation safe for all people, especially racial, sexual, and romantic minorities. Such social conservationism is highly frowned upon by most Havnians, and often carries social stigma.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[O] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[O] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Usually saying hello and goodbye just works.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Depending on the people, either a small bow(Not as deep as a Harbourian style bow) between the two people greeting is a common way to greet each other. A handshake is also socially acceptable, especially between foreigners.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes, even towards automated store owners, usually with a little nod to the head while saying hello.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes, though nodding with the head is not expected.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Absolutely.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Chopsticks are traditionally used throughout the Chinese Haven. In provinces that have Indinesian cultural influence though, spoon and forks may be used.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
The elder always eats first, followed by the host, and then so on.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Restaurants are always expected to allow for shared bills, where each person pays for their part of the meal. This is especially common in larger groups. For smaller groups or one on one dining, there is usually an arrangement between the diners, with rules varying widely all through the nation.

How much is the tip/service charge?
The tip/service charge is always included in the bill.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[O] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[X] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[N/A] Not tipping
[N/A] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[O] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
It strongly depends on the individual business.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes.

What language is business conducted in?
Usually Chinese, though international work is almost always in English.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
As "Comrade", though most Havnians are forgiving and are fairly casual with other forms of address.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Hierarchy in business is seen as a necessary evil to keep things running. Businesses generally try to be casual and open with their company hierarchy.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
Yes.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Usually just on important occasions such as graduation.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Usually after the event, though sometimes they may be opened during the event if it is a smaller function or everyone generally knows each other.

What are some gifts to avoid?
Valueless or half-heartily made gifts.

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
This varies wildly.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Not using punctuation
[O] Provocative photos
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Swearing
[X] Typing in all capitals
[O] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[X] Honking the horn
[O] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone

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Posts: 135
Founded: Apr 09, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Det hellige nordiske rike » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:48 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively (if you want to freeze)
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o/x] Taking photos of other people (okay for crowds and public officials, no flash)
[o] Wearing beach attire (if you want to freeze)
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Depends on the time of day and context.
hej (hello)
alo (hello, when answering telephone)
god morgen (good morning)
god dag (good day)
god kveld (good evening)
god natt (good night)
tsjyss (bye)

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Strangers usually ignore each other. Good friends may have their own styles of greeting, like hugs or high-fives. For others, a quick handshake is the best idea.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? No

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Norwegian (from which Neo-Scandinavian is based) had De for the king and du for everyone else. De is absent from Neo-Scandinavian.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? No

How are utensils supposed to be used? To eat food, supposedly

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When you're hungry

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Anyone

How much is the tip/service charge? There is no extra tip; all costs are included in the menu price.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open (as long as no food falls out)
[x] Discussing politics or religion (there is none to discuss, everyone is national socialist and Odinist/atheist)
[o/x] Food left over on plate (only if you are too full to finish)
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o/x] Speaking on mobile phone (not too loud)
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o/x] Taking photos of the food (no flash)


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Street wear

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? Neo-Scandinavian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian. The government only uses Neo-Scandinavian.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By their names.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No, only for determining pay.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenever

What are some gifts to avoid?
  • Alcohol*
  • Cannabis*
  • Cosmetics*
  • Illegal items or substances
  • Lingerie*
  • Live animals
  • Things too large to pack in a box
* Give these only if you know the person will have a use for them.

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o/x] Discussing politics or religion (except attacking Nordic politics)
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light (illegal)
[x] Driving too fast (illegal)
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn (illegal without emergency)
[x] Jaywalking (illegal)
[x] Not signalling a turn (illegal)
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone (illegal)
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone (illegal)
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Posts: 342
Founded: Mar 25, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Xibei-San-Ma » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:08 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes, kind of.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? 你好 - hello. 拜拜啦!- Bye bye!

What do people usually do when greeting each other?Shake hands. For family members and friends- kisses. (sometimes)

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?No.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?Yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used?Spoons are for soups, knife are for cutting food, and pens- for everything else.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?When all have came together.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?That, who chooses to do so, or that, who haves the money.

How much is the tip/service charge?All costs in menu

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?Formal.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?Yes.

What language is business conducted in?English for foreigners, Chinese for locals.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?By their names.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?Yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?Whenever.

What are some gifts to avoid?

Alcohol
Drugs
Cigarettes
Too expensive gifts
Knifes (Superstition, that giving knifes arouses hostility)

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?More formal.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Taking up more than one lane
[o] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Stacramon
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Posts: 341
Founded: Nov 14, 2012
Ex-Nation

Stacramite Empire Etiquette

Postby Stacramon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:35 pm

(Note: This applies to Stacramon and its three colonies)
Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
No
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Hello: Hey, What's up, What's poppin' my dudes and dudettes (generally among really good friends)
Goodbye: Catch ya later, seeya, so long, bye, I gotta hit the halepashia (slang for hay) my homeslice breadslices (good friends)
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Shake hands or raise your right hand in the air. Either is acceptable.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes
Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
We have two national languages, American English and Spanish Spanish (Spain's version of Spanish). English has no formal you, but Spanish does. Formal you is usted, and informal is tu.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Usually yes
How are utensils supposed to be used?
Standard use of forks, knifes, and spoons
When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When food arrives
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Usually people just pay for what they ordered rather than one or two people paying for everything.
How much is the tip/service charge?
The Stacramite Empire does not allow tipping, as waiters and waitresses are paid reasonable wages.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device (This is acceptable but not excessively)
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
For standard office and other normal jobs, just casual shirt and jeans is normally acceptable
Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes
What language is business conducted in?
Everyone in the nation speaks both English and Spanish, so usually it's just up to the boss of the company.
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Coworkers are addressed by their first names, and the boss is addressed either by their first name or just as, "Sir," or "Ma'am."
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Normally it's just a boss and his/her workers, so sort of.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Not unless it's a holiday
Are gifts expected between business associates?
Not unless it's a holiday
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Not unless it's a holiday
When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Immediately
What are some gifts to avoid?
Just nothing gross or mean-spirited

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Duh
Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[] Provocative photos (Nobody really cares, but it's not common practice
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights (at night)
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn (if necessary)
[x] Jaywalking
[xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone (most vehicles in the Empire are Bluetooth compatible, so you can connect phone calls to them to where it's no different than just talking to someone else that is in the car with you)
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Nasbotwa
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 25
Founded: Apr 13, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Nasbotwa » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:32 am

Nasbotwa Culture:

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? yes

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[x] Displays of affection: Holding hands and kissing on the cheek is ok for all sexes.
[x] Dressing provocatively
[x] Eating
[x] Intoxication: Drunk groups of men are accepted most.
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing: But don't you dare insult His Royal Highness!
[o] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth: Not accepted in parades when HRH is present.


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
"Tach" (=day), "Widdasehn" (=see again)

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
2 kisses on the cheek for family and close friends, a deep bow when you meet the monarch, handshake for others

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? no

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? no

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
That depends on both persons' ranks in society. It's much more complex than Mr/Mrs/Miss.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
3 forms: one for inferiors, one for equals, one for superiors


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Only in the granddukal palace.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
The Court follows French aristocratic custom.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When the host has said grace.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
The one who invited the others.

How much is the tip/service charge?
High ranking officials may leave an extra coin as tip. Common folk would be considered arrogant of they left a tip.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device: If you're rich enough to have one
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion: If you're the Archbishop dining with the Grand Duke.
[o] Food left over on plate: If you're rich enough to have more than you can eat.
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table: Just don't do it at the granddukal court.
[o] Hands below table: Just don't do it at the granddukal court.
[x] Leaving the table to use the toilet:
[o] Not tipping: Commoners don't tip.
[o] Over-tipping: Any tip is more than expected and results in kowtowing.
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[x] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people: Pub drawls can end in death, you know.
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Each profession has its own dress code.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? If you do business with higher-ups.

What language is business conducted in? The nation's language, unless you're doing international business.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?: You call your boss "Master", your coworkers "Mister" unless they are friends.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? yes


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? no

Are gifts expected between business associates? no

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? no

When are gifts supposed to be opened? right away

What are some gifts to avoid? If you're giving to an inferior, avoid anything too personal.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? no difference

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion: But don't get caught!
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light: Bicycles and small motorcycles make up most of our traffic. Few people can afford cars.
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights: If an expensive car is flashing, get out of the way.
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[o] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[o] Texting on mobile phone

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Orange-Bourgogne
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Posts: 102
Founded: Jun 13, 2014
Democratic Socialists

Postby Orange-Bourgogne » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:56 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Indeed it is.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[X] Displays of affection
[X] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[X] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[X] Wearing beach attire (that is, unless at the beach of course)
[X] Wearing sport attire (that is, unless when one is sporting at the time)
[X] Wearing pyjamas
[X] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
People with "good manners" tend to say 'How do you do?' for hello, and simply 'bye' for goodbye. People of less fortunate manners say 'hello' or 'good morning/afternoon/evening' and 'goodbye' respectively.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
It depends on whom one is greeting. There are separate and very formal protocols for greeting a member of the Royal Family or the Peerage, yet, in normal circumstances, if one is not greeting a family member within the 6th line of blood, one shakes hands and says their name. If the greeted person is a family member, it is custom to kiss a female on the left cheek one time as well. Men are never to be kissed, and should always take the initiative.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
It depends on the store. If it be a busy place with a lot of people, then not. Yet if is is a working place of a specialist (such as a taylor), then it is.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
A lot of titles and styles are used. There are special titles and styles for each social class.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Yes, such as 'Your Majesty' for example. Yet only the higher classes of society use them (and are entitled to them).


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
No, they are considered to be most important.

How are utensils supposed to be used?

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When the host(ess) has toasted for the first time.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Males always pay. Even when they are invited by a female. Though, when there are more men present, it is usually only payed by the host.

How much is the tip/service charge?
0.0 %. If you felt it was a good restaurant, you visit it again.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion (except when the Royal Family is present)
[X] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[X] Hands below table
[X] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[X] Not tipping
[X] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill (among men that is)
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Smart or casual.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
It is considered to be very important.

What language is business conducted in?
One of the state languages: English, Dutch or French.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
By their appropriate style according to their social rank.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
It depends on the organization, some are, and some are not.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
If one is visiting a member of the Peerage, then yes. On all other occasions, including those involving the Royal Family, no.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
Depends on the branch of business.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No, though it is a good manner if they do so.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
It depends on the occasion. Sometimes after the guests have left, and sometimes immediately when it is presented to the host(ess).

What are some gifts to avoid?
Money or gift cards. One usually gives a book or some flowers. The Royal Family never accepts private gifts.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Generally, less formal.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Not using punctuation
[X] Provocative photos
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Swearing
[X] Typing in all capitals
[X] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[X] Hitchhiking
[X] Honking the horn
[X] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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Holy Tedalonia
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10057
Founded: Nov 14, 2016
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Holy Tedalonia » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:49 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
We in Holy Tedalonia keep the Holy Tedalonian Garbs and imperialistic attitude. However we are also a fairly new nation and have rights and elections.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
If it's a stranger it's "Salve, hospes", and goodbye to a stranger is "Vale hospes". For a friend saying hello it's "Salve amicus" , and goodbye is "Vale amicus".
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
If mutual respect they bow before one another.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No it is not, however saying "gratias" after purchasing is expected.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Not required, however saying "gratias" after leaving is expected

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Mr = Dominus (Dm)
Mrs = Quia (Qi)
Miss = none (Srta)

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
"vos" is used with family members, children, young adults of similar age, God and pets. "omnibus vobis is used with everyone else. This roughly parallels the use of "vos" and "omnibus vobis" in latin. Unless invited by the older/more senior person, using "vos" is very disrespectful, but you cant get arrested if you "vos" a police officer.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Extremely so. Nothing is more important than being civilised and cultured.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
The order of utensils used is outside to inside. The fork and knife never change hands.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Only after everyone is served their food and the host says "Graticus Agogus Patriacicus" (Gratias ago patria).

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
If it is a couple, the man always pays. For business lunches, the boss or most senior person usually pays.

How much is the tip/service charge?
All customers decide whether they want to give a tip or not.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Tedalonians are conservative and cultured, so many businesses dress very formally and high-quality. Jeans and shirts are a no-no, even in the more liberal tech companies.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Not as important as hierarchy, productivity and good decision-making. Most meetings start 5 to 10 minutes late, to allow some time for late-comers.

What language is business conducted in?
Ted-English. We expect foreign businesspeople to speak our language, not the other way around.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Always as "Dominus / Quia" + lastname, unless they invite you to address them another way.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes, companies have a very rigid rank structure and everyone knows their place.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
It is very common to be invited to a Tedalonianperson's home, so you should'nt have to bring a gift but it is very thoughtful.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Not required

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
If you receive a gift, you are expected to open it immediately.

What are some gifts to avoid?
-Charicus's Coin (at funerals)
-Cupid's Laurel (for lovers only)
-Ale (unless it is very rare or expensive)
-Objects with your business logo


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in person?
Formal. We think speaking properly is important no matter if in person or online. Most Tedalonians will refuse to respect someone who speaks so "savagely".

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Political Compass: Social Libertarian for some reason
Race: Vampire
Political Side: Right
Favorite Senator: Ted Cruz (Ted's have to help out Ted's)
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Shwe Tu Colony
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Posts: 3967
Founded: Sep 27, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:49 pm

Basics

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Ce si'kre (hostile) or Ce fi'tri (friendly) for hello & Ce kro'tu for goodbye.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Nothing in particular aside from just a hello, though it is a habit of some to do a light bow.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Not needed.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Not needed.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Not needed.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? There is no formal variant for you.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? You only have to be acceptable at least.

How are utensils supposed to be used? Spoon for liquids & rice, fork for anything that won't work with a spoon, knife if something's too large to eat in one bite. Chopsticks are not common.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When you get your food.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Anyone.

How much is the tip/service charge? 5% of bill for acceptable, 8% for excellent, & 2% for poor service.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Whatever businesses want, though many do want somewhat formal, so shorts & a t-shirt are permitted.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Of course.

What language is business conducted in? Demonish.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? There is no solid method to address them.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? It is. Promotions are how you advance.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Nope.

Are gifts expected between business associates? Nope.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Nope.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Anytime you want to.

What are some gifts to avoid? Prank gifts.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? About the same.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Roussogalatia
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 5
Founded: Mar 26, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Roussogalatia » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:22 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

In the context of their culture, yes.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Greetings are usually done without much ceremony.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Anything from a nod to a kiss is acceptable, depending on closeness.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? No.

How are utensils supposed to be used? There is no set way to use utensils, and hands are often used anyway.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Once everybody is at the table with their food.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Payment is usually split.

How much is the tip/service charge? Gauls don't tip.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Suits and modest dresses are standard.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes.

What language is business conducted in? Neo-Gaulish.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Formal language is the standard unless they are close enough for informal to be acceptable.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.

Are gifts expected between business associates? No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Once the gift giver has left, if a visitor.

What are some gifts to avoid? Gifts are generally cheap and practical - ones that are extravagant or gaudy are almost always in bad taste.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Neutral: Anarcho-communism, progressivism, democratic socialism, egoism, anarchism, nationalism
Anti: Capitalist/voodoo economics, consumerism, identity politics, TERFism, racism of all types, fascism, liberalism, conservatism, imperialism, feudalism

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Hsinchu
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 7
Founded: Apr 21, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Hsinchu » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:25 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

Which of these behaviors are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Typically they say 'Ni' for both hello and goodbye, this is accompanied with a bow of respect.
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
People usually bow in respect (rare not to). If a family member people would hug. If mother or father people would give kiss on both cheeks.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes, very much so. Not doing so would be seen as disrespectful. That is why the owner has their front desk or counter near the doorway.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
If the person wants to, they don't have to because the driver is just doing their job.
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Along with military titles or titles that the person has earned. This is usually only done in formal occasions or formal meetings. Students and college students are prohibited from calling or even knowing their teachers name, they call their teachers simply as 'Teacher' or 'Master'.
Table Manners
Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
This is more lenient when their family is only present. But when guests are over or the person is in public it is considered important.
How are utensils supposed to be used?
Properly?
When is it acceptable to begin eating?
After the host has taken a bite and blessed the meal.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Usually the man of a date, head male of the family, and host of a meeting/party.
Which of these behaviors are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[x] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Formal
Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes.
What language is business conducted in?
Muzhong or any of the other official languages.
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
By their title.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
It is not expected but is considered very nice.
Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
If they like to. Don't have to.
When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Immediately. At a birthday then when the person feels the time is right.

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Internet is banned.
Which of these behaviors are acceptable online?
Internet is banned.
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Abbreviations
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviors are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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Randsbeik
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 451
Founded: Oct 18, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Randsbeik » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:16 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Somewhat.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Informally.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? At most a handshake.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Sort of. It's expected to not be an ass at dinner, but nothing like elbows on the table, ways to cut, etc.

How are utensils supposed to be used? To eat food. To pick it up and put it in your mouth, or to cut it. You know. Properly.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Anytime

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? People usually pay for whatever they ate

How much is the tip/service charge? 15%-20%

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o/x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Formal/Informal. Depends on the business. Usually casual formal, like a polo and khakis.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? No

What language is business conducted in? Afrikaans

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By their first names. If it's your boss, you usually put "meneer" before.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Anytime

What are some gifts to avoid? Gag gifts.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? About as much; the current "internet" is just used for communication between researchers and engineers.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[xxxxxxxxxxx] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Medwedian Democratic Federation
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1257
Founded: May 27, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Medwedian Democratic Federation » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:00 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? The Medwedian Democratic Federation is considered not only extremely conservative, but even somehwat archaic in its customs and manners. Respect not only towards elders but especially towards superiors (Medwedian society is strictly hierarchic) is a core element of the culture.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding - Indecent exposure. Punishment: 50 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to 18 months, for repeated offences execution by burning at the stake, stoning or impalement.
[X] Burping - Infraction of the Behavior Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to five weeks.
[X] Displays of affection - Also considered indecent exposure. Punishment: 25 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to seven months, for repeated offences execution by burning at the stake, stoning or impalement.
[X] Dressing provocatively - Severe infraction of the Moral Code. Punishment: 70 lashes of the Knout, amputation of the right hand and imprisonment of up to five years, for the second offence (and sometimes for the first one) execution by burning at the stake, stoning, impalement, flaying or slow slicing.
[O] Eating - It is considered completely normal to eat a grilled sausage or an apple when on way to or from work, just as in any civilized country.
[X] Intoxication - Drunkedness in public is considered a severe break of the Behavior Code and of the Alcohol Code. Punishment: 30 lashes of the Knout, amputation of the ears, imprisonment of up to 6 months or penal labor camp for up to 2 years (Work Camp for Drunkedness Act of 1989), for repeated offences execution by drowning in beer or hanging.
[X] Passing gas - Infraction of the Behavior Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to five weeks.
[X] Ranting about personal issues - Severe infraction of the Behavior Code and Infraction of Public Peace. Punishment: 20 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to three months. If the ranting goes against the state or even worse, His Excellency, death penalty for high treason is applied, usually by impalement or beheading.
[X] Smoking - In some cities an Infraction of the Behavior Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to five weeks. For repeated offences the punishment is stabbing to death using a pipe.
[X] Swearing - Severe Infraction of the Behavior Code. Punishment: 15 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to seven weeks. Second or sometimes first offence results in amputation of tongue.
[X] Taking photos of other people - Unauthorized photography of others is considered a severe infraction of the Privacy Code. Punishment: Blinding.
[X] Wearing beach attire - Severe infraction of the Moral Code. Punishment: 70 lashes of the Knout, amputation of the right hand and imprisonment of up to five years, for the second offence (and sometimes for the first one) execution by burning at the stake, stoning, impalement, flaying or slow slicing.
[X] Wearing sport attire - If it can not be proven that sport attire is worn for conducting sports (e.g. jogging in the street), a charge for a mild infraction of the Moral Code is filed. Punishment: Fine and warning; for repeated offences flogging.
[X] Wearing pyjamas - Any persons caught wearing pyjamas in public are considered to be mentally ill and taken to a mental hospital or immediately euthanized.
[X] Yawning without covering mouth - Infraction of the Behavior Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the Knout and imprisonment of up to five weeks.


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Hergudt is the formal greeting, akin to the Austro-Bavarian Grüß Gott. Hej or Hoi can be used with friends and children while Godn Dag is only used in extremely formal situations such as during state visits.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Persons greeting eachother are expected to lift their hats and shake their hands. Eye contact is mandatory.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Of course. Not doing so may result in refusal of sales and forcible removal from the store. Police may or may not take action, but a charge of Disrespect of a Store Owner may be laid, resulting in 10 lashes of the Knout and up to two months in prison.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes. Not doing to may result in being forcibly removed from the vehicle and refusal of transportation, followed by an arrest and a penalty of 15 lashes of the Knout and up to three months in prison (Federal Criminal Code: §166a - Disrespect of State Employees)

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Various titles are used depending on the absolute and relative social status of the person to be spoken with. Harr is a standard "Mister" while Minharr is used when conversing with those standing slightly above on the social ladder (e.g. the owner of a farm or plantation talking to the town mayor). Gudd Harr, literally "Good Sir", is used when conversing with superiors and persons of higher standing. Titles such as "Your Excellency" (for the President) are required to be used for persons who are entitled to wear them. Military ranks and aristocratic titles are required too. Women are usually called Fru (married) or Frule (unmarried), whereas the wrong usage of titles when conversing with a woman can be considered a severe breach of the Moral Code and can get one into serious trouble with the respective husband.

In contrast, no titles whatsnotever must be used when talking to workers or those greatly subordinated. Usually, farmers, workers and servants are given orders using their first name and the Du form of you (see next question).

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?

Du - Informal and familiar form which is used when conversing with friends, family members, children, subordinates and foreigners who look like members of the lower class (farmers, workers, servants, etc...). Also used amongst the members of the lower class, especially farmers who seldom use other forms because they are so isolated.

De - First formal form akin to the German capitalized Sie. Used when talking to foreigners of same or elevated status as well as to children when talking to adults. In the upper class, children also use this form when talking to their own parents (!).

Yr - Second formal form used when talking to those of severely elevated status such as the President himself.

Her/He - "He/She", sometimes used by aristocrats and the wealthy when talking to their servants.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Good table manners are considered vital to Medwedian food culture. Disrespect of those manners is considered barbaric and can in some cases lead to penalties of flogging and imprisonment.

How are utensils supposed to be used? From the inside outwards. During formal meals conducted in palaces, there are even different utensils for different types of bread!

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the eldest member of the dinner party or the host has administered a lunch or dinner speech and formally opened the meal (during business lunches the boss, during military lunches or dinners the highest-ranking officer and in the case of multiple officers of the same rank the oldest of them, etc...).

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? If a certain host is specified, the host, but others may help him if they wish to. During business lunches the boss but during military and normal civilian lunches usually all men together. Women never pay for the meal as long as there is at least one man eating with them. The most important rule is that the total price is divided equally amongst the eaters and nobody is told to "pay for himself". The rules vary by social class and region.

How much is the tip/service charge? Usually M$ 0.30 (appr. US$ 0.50, one tenth of the daily wage of a waiter in a large city), regardless of the meal price. However, tipping is optional and only occurs during informal or business meals.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Asking for seconds - It is inacceptable to ask for second portions or additional courses individually. Usually, the whole dining party agrees on ordering an additional course or portion if they are still hungry or the foods presented are exceptionally delicious.
[X] Checking an electronic device - All electronic devices must be shut off during meals (Mealtime Behavior Act of 2005). Punishment for infraction: confiscation and destruction of device, 10 lashes of the knout, imprisonment for up to 2 weeks.
[X] Chewing with mouth open - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 15 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences amputation of tongue and breaking of teeth.
[X] Discussing politics or religion - Only permitted after the meal is ended and digestifs, cigars and coffee have been brought or the dining party has retreated to a smoking room or salon.
[X] Food left over on plate - Severely rude towards the restaurant staff or the host and his servants. May result in punishments in some regions.
[X] Eating before everyone is served - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences amputation of tongue and breaking of teeth.
[X] Elbows on table - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences breaking of the elbows.
[X] Hands below table - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 10 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences amputation of the hands and sometimes even execution by breaking wheel.
[X] Leaving the table to use the toilet - Severely frowned upon.
[O] Not tipping - Completely acceptable and to a certain extent even encouraged. Tipping is optional.
[X] Over-tipping - Waiter is not permitted to accept the money and must return it or risks flogging and amputation of hands along with work camp.
[X] Refusing to try a dish - Severely frowned upon unless a reason is given (allergy).
[O] Separating the bill - Considered mandatory (see bill payment section above).
[X ] Slurping or smacking sounds - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences amputation of tongue and breaking of teeth.
[X] Speaking on mobile phone - All electronic devices must be shut off during meals (Mealtime Behavior Act of 2005). Punishment for infraction: confiscation and destruction of device, 10 lashes of the knout, imprisonment for up to 2 weeks.
[X] Speaking with mouth full - Infraction of the Mealtime Behavior Act and of the Moral Code. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to one month, for repeated offences amputation of tongue and breaking of teeth.
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people - Can be considered assault or battery in some cases. Punishment: 50 lashes of the knout, imprisonment for up to 2 years, sometimes amputation.
[X] Taking photos of the food - All electronic devices must be shut off during meals (Mealtime Behavior Act of 2005). Punishment for infraction: confiscation and destruction of device, 10 lashes of the knout, imprisonment for up to 2 weeks.


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Completely formal. Suit, tie, bowler or top hat.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Punctuality is considered a vital part of Medwedian life and economy. Latecomers are often fired.

What language is business conducted in? Medwedian. Only when high-ranking foreign guests who can not speak in Medwedian arrive English or French is used. Russian is sometimes used in Slavic countries or when speaking to Russian colleagues or partners (because it is often the first foreign language taught in grammar schools, especially in the southern governorates).

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? See pronoun and title section.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Medwedian society and business culture is highly hierarchic. It is considered to be legitimate that the owner of a factory earns 500 times the wage of a worker.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Varies by social class, but considered good tone amongst the rich. Usually, expensive wines or foods along with flowers are given.

Are gifts expected between business associates? Small nonfood gifts are usually distributed during business lunches but are not mandatory.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Yes. Not doing so may result in caning or flogging.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Unless the opened gift is harder to transport than the closed one, at the moment of receiving it or immediately after the meal if gifted during lunch or dinner.

What are some gifts to avoid? Advertisement/branded gifts, clothes (extremely inacceptable), money, black flowers (for obvious reasons), pictures of His Excellency (because everybody owns at least three).


Internet

Note: Internet usage is low in the Medwedian Democratic Federation. Only the rich and governmental officials or military officers are permitted to use the internet while it is closed and illegal for workers and farmers. Only men older than 33 are permitted to use the internet.

A state intranet called "MedNet" is used for many purposes; no pseudonyms and nicknames may be used there and users must use their real name.


Are people less or more formal online than in real life? People are usually as formal in the internet as in real life.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Abbreviations - Infraction of the Internet Grammar Act of 2007. Punishment: confiscation and destruction of device used, 10 lashes of the knout.
[X] Discussing politics or religion - Considered inappropriate outside of special forums only accessable with a password.
[X] Not using punctuation - Infraction of the Internet Grammar Act of 2007. Punishment: confiscation and destruction of device used, 10 lashes of the knout.
[X] Provocative photos - Severe infraction of the Moral Code. Punishment: death by flaying or impalement.
[X] Ranting about personal issues - Infraction of the Moral Code and of the Internet Code. Punishment: revokal of internet access for life, confiscation and destruction of device used, 20 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to 2 months.
[X] Swearing - Infraction of the Moral Code and of the Internet Code. Punishment: revokal of internet access for life, confiscation and destruction of device used, 20 lashes of the knout, imprisonment of up to 2 months.
[X] Typing in all capitals - Infraction of the Internet Grammar Act of 2007. Punishment: confiscation and destruction of device used, 10 lashes of the knout.
[X] Typing in all lowercase - Infraction of the Internet Grammar Act of 2007. Punishment: confiscation and destruction of device used, 10 lashes of the knout.


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 70 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 5 years and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Driving too fast - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 30 lashes of the knout + an additional lash for every km/h driven too fast, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 3 years and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Driving too slow - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Flashing the headlights - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Hitchhiking - Infraction of the Road Law and of the Car Law. Punishment: 50 lashes of the knout, workhouse or work camp.
[X] Honking the horn - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 15 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 14 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Jaywalking - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Not signalling a turn - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Playing loud music - Severe infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 50 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 3 years and sometimes work camp. If music is inappropriate, additional punishments are enacted. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Speaking on mobile phone - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 50 lashes of the knout, confiscation and destruction of device used, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 3 years and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Taking up more than one lane - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Taking up more than one parking space - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Tailgating - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 20 lashes of the knout, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 18 months and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.
[X] Texting on mobile phone - Infraction of the Road Law. Punishment: 50 lashes of the knout, confiscation and destruction of device used, revokal of driving license for life, imprisonment of up to 3 years and sometimes work camp. Repeated offences result in execution by breaking wheel or acid bath.

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