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Norway, wider cultural observations, and the when in Rome. Response to last week’s issue about Norwegians’ communication skills and the N.B.s. has been so positive, that The Foreigner will be running a readers’ views live blog. A short recap about observed lack of small-talk abilities, informality, and straight-from-the-hip style: “Foreigners are often bowled over by their [Norwegians’] frequent directness”, argues British-born academic Gillian Warner-Søderholm, “It becomes uncomfortable if Norwegians talk too much about this. Others often perceive us as being self-satisfied because things are going so well here.”

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Norway, wider cultural observations, and the when in Rome

Published on Wednesday, 30th January, 2013 at 10:19 under the entertainment category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 31st January 2013 at 16:07.

Response to last week’s issue about Norwegians’ communication skills and the N.B.s. has been so positive, that The Foreigner will be running a readers’ views live blog.

Louis Armstrong in 1953 (restored)
Louis Armstrong in 1953 (restored)
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A short recap about observed lack of small-talk abilities, informality, and straight-from-the-hip style:

“Foreigners are often bowled over by their [Norwegians’] frequent directness”, argues British-born academic Gillian Warner-Søderholm, “It becomes uncomfortable if Norwegians talk too much about this. Others often perceive us as being self-satisfied because things are going so well here.”

We will be starting at 15:00 Central European Time on Thursday 31 January 2013 and initially aim to run for about one hour, but will of course extend this if need be.

Those who would still like to send in their views on the subject can of course still contact us via email at corner@theforeigner.no, using the contact form, via our Facebook page, or DM us on Twitter.

Readers can sign up for an email reminder about the blog if they so wish below.

We look forward to welcoming people to what has the potential of being an interesting discussion



Published on Wednesday, 30th January, 2013 at 10:19 under the entertainment category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 31st January 2013 at 16:07.

This post has the following tags: norwegianscommunication, norwayabroad.





  
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