Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:34:23 -0400 From: Grant Barrett Subject: RE>Good morning (was "thank you") From: (Dale F. Coye) > On the same note (perhaps) I remember as a teenager being put off by having > to say "Good morning" or "morning" when you'd see your family for the first > time after waking up. I think I mentioned this before, but on the Carribean island of St. Croix, "good morning" is the standard greeting when entering shops or rooms, joining friends or strangers, answering the phone or being served on line. Although it is not necessarily common, people don't think twice if you use "good morning" in the afternoon, but they'll look in askance if you start a conversation without even the minimal formality of "good morning." Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] PS: Come back, Barry Popik.