The Resource Do's and taboos of humor around the world : stories and tips from business and life, Roger E. Axtell ; illustrations by Mel Casson

Do's and taboos of humor around the world : stories and tips from business and life, Roger E. Axtell ; illustrations by Mel Casson

Label
Do's and taboos of humor around the world : stories and tips from business and life
Title
Do's and taboos of humor around the world
Title remainder
stories and tips from business and life
Statement of responsibility
Roger E. Axtell ; illustrations by Mel Casson
Title variation
Humor around the world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A hilarious guide to avoiding cultural faux pas & using humor overseas. Annotation. The Do's and Taboos series: over 600,000 satisfied readers-and counting! "Roger Axtell is an international Emily Post."-The New Yorker Roger Axtell's latest eye-opening guide to the pitfalls awaiting the business and leisure traveler is his funniest and most useful yet. Building on two invaluable ideas-"laughter has no accent" and "no matter where you travel in our world, there is one form of communication that is understood-the smile"-Axtell expertly combines fascinating business and leisure lore, more than 300 hilarious anecdotes, and loads of entertaining, invaluable advice on proper etiquette in dozens of countries. From embarrassing dining debacles to unintentionally lewd gestures, this delightful guide shows how to avoid cultural faux pas as you sidestep potential misunderstandings. If all else fails, always be ready to laugh at yourself! Includes 26 whimsical illustrations by the award-winning cartoonist Mel Casson Discusses the often comical gaffes arising from differences between American English and the English spoken in Great Britain, Australia, and Canada Features dozens of cunning cognates, misinterpreted signs, unknowingly funny gestures, and business blunders to watch out for Helps travelers recognize the where, when, and how of using humor abroad
Cataloging source
DLC
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Axtell, Roger E
Dewey number
  • 817/.5408
  • 306.481
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6162
LC item number
.A96 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American wit and humor
  • American wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • Humor (grappigheden)
  • Humor
  • Interkulturelles Verstehen
Label
Do's and taboos of humor around the world : stories and tips from business and life, Roger E. Axtell ; illustrations by Mel Casson
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Words -- The "S" word--sex -- Interpretations -- Protocol -- Exporting American humor -- Gestures -- Cruising -- Business bloopers -- Foods and dining -- Toasts -- Travel talk -- Misunderstandings -- Miscellaneous humor
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 227 pages ;
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033572594
Label
Do's and taboos of humor around the world : stories and tips from business and life, Roger E. Axtell ; illustrations by Mel Casson
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Words -- The "S" word--sex -- Interpretations -- Protocol -- Exporting American humor -- Gestures -- Cruising -- Business bloopers -- Foods and dining -- Toasts -- Travel talk -- Misunderstandings -- Miscellaneous humor
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 227 pages ;
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033572594

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