A dutch colleague who’s learning hindi (or trying to, not that we help him any) was asking today the hindi words for good afternoon, and good evening. Which got me thinking .. and thinking.. and thinking… Finally, I just told him, we use the english greetings.

Which got me to thinking.. does the lack of proper greeting equivalents in our language (and don’t try to offer me a ‘namaste’.. it doesn’t really count! ) mean that we, as a community, have evolved ‘rudely’; we don’t feel the need to greet each other; we, don’t have time for frivolities?

Whaddya think?

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