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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

In outback Australia, the folk don't say much ...

Do all cultures view talk as desirable?

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Metropolitan US - loves talking
Rural America - loves staring into space thinking about talking

I'm a talker but live rurally - conversing is like pulling teeth. (Yes, I've thought about the fact they just might not want to talk to me.)

3. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

I tend to say quite silly thinks when I talk to much...

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

The Irish love to talk. We always have. We have a very strong tradition of story-telling...fables/fairy-tales/poetry passed on through word of mouth - sadly this practice has almost completely died away now. The old custom of gathering in a neighbours house in the evenings to have a few whiskeys and listen to/tell stories is no longer part of culture.

We still love to talk though.;)

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I don't know about Canada in general, but I love to listen. I could listen to people tell stories all day long and be content not to say a word. It's a perfect match with my N. Irish b/f, who can talk a mile a minute when he's excited!

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

The Irish love to talk. We always have. ... (blah, blah, blah)... We still love to talk though.;)

How true!!!
Or maybe it's just you, Eve.

Cheers,
Hien

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

LOL! maybe youre right Hien. ;)

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i have to agree, i think in general the Irish love to talk, according to Arjan I talk too much, he keeps asking me do I have a talking chair !?!

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Metropolitan US - loves talking
Rural America - loves staring into space thinking about talking

I'm a talker but live rurally - conversing is like pulling teeth. (Yes, I've thought about the fact they just might not want to talk to me.)

I've noticed that too:) and you can't get any more rural than I am at the moment. :(

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

that would be terrible !!! do they not like talking or are they too suspicious of people to talk