False Bonhomie from Flickr

Flickr Welcome to Flickr!Every time I display my main page in Flickr I get a message telling me how to greet somebody in another language!

It’s so friendly!

And now I know how to greet people in SO MANY languages!

Here is a list of the greetings I’ve learned!

  • Ahoy Ian Fuller!
  • ‘Allo Ian Fuller!
  • Hello Ian Fuller!
  • Hi Ian Fuller!
  • Oi Ian Fuller!
  • Yo Ian Fuller!
  • Hala Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Arabic!
  • Salaam Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Arabic!
  • G’day Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Australian!
  • Kaixo Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Basque!
  • Mingalaba Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Burmese!
  • Hoi Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Dutch!
  • Bonjour Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in French!
  • Salut Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in French!
  • Guten Tag Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in German!
  • Yasou Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Greek!
  • Aloha Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Hawaiian!
  • Shalom Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Hebrew!
  • Namaste Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Hindi!
  • Szia Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Hungarian!
  • Góðan daginn Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Icelandic!
  • Fáilte Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Irish!
  • Ciao Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Italian!
  • Konnichiwa Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Japanese!
  • Bangawoyo Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Korean!
  • Labdien Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Latvian!
  • Mbote GB-in-TH!
    Now you know how to greet people in Lingala!
  • O HAI Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Lolspeak!
  • Ni hao Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Mandarin!
  • Kia ora Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Mäori!
  • Olá Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Portuguese!
  • Hola Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Spanish!
  • Jambo Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Swahili!
  • Hej Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Swedish!
  • Kumusta Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Tagalog!
  • Moyo Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Tshiluba!
  • Merhaba Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Turkish!
  • Sawubona Ian Fuller!
    Now you know how to greet people in Zulu!
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3 Responses to “False Bonhomie from Flickr”

  1. planetcity1 Says:

    Here in the south (U.S.) a simple ‘Hey’ suffices as a person-to-person greeting.

  2. BKKPhotographer Says:

    Of course we Brits are very formal. “Good morning”, “Good afternoon” or “Good evening” – and most definitely without the excessive use of exclamation marks.

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