Thursday, 11 April 2013


Saying greetings, I believe, is a thoughtless,wasteful and redundant social habit. While we could start our conversations afresh each time, we stick to the same old routine without it meaning much. Despite their seemingly harmless characteristic as conventions, greetings are the embodiment of traditionalism. The dominance of rules over men for what purpose? persistence of order? of obedience? 

1 comment:

nima mf said...

"Politeness, like formal diplomatic protocol … makes possible communication
between potentially aggressive parties." -Brown & Levinson
"Politeness can be defined as a means of mimimizing
the risk of confrontation in discourse." -R. Lakoff, 1989