Etiquette and non-verbal codes  in  Greek bouzouki  clubs Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bouzouki_001.jpg ...
Why you need to know this <ul><li>People have died  ( fact ) </li></ul><ul><li>You know how you think the French teenage t...
3 Rules to avoid annoying the locals Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/32272349@N06/3015130481/
Rule 1: Not your dance <ul><li>Παραγγελιά  ( paragelia = ordered/ booked) :  A song that has been requested and is being p...
Rule 2: Not your woman <ul><li>Women  ( not yours) :  By definition any human of the female persuasion that sits in the sa...
Rule 3: Not your random body part <ul><li>Plate smashing  ( it’s an art) is nowadays rare – we mostly go for flowers  </li...
Thank you – I have been great Source: http://www.nikos-zachariadis.org/?p=192   Sofia Gkiousou Greek in Residence www.digi...
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3 rules of surviving Greek bouzouki places

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A tongue in cheek presentation for my British colleagues on Greek bouzouki places, plate smashing and 'codes'.

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  • 3 rules of surviving Greek bouzouki places

    1. 1. Etiquette and non-verbal codes in Greek bouzouki clubs Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bouzouki_001.jpg A tongue-in-cheek guide to Greek folk culture for the British and other aliens Sofia Gkiousou Greek in Residence www.digital-era.org
    2. 2. Why you need to know this <ul><li>People have died ( fact ) </li></ul><ul><li>You know how you think the French teenage tourists in London are out of order? (that’s why) </li></ul><ul><li>You WILL be invited to my wedding (as optimistic as that may sound) </li></ul>Source: www.protothema.gr/content.php?id=13941
    3. 3. 3 Rules to avoid annoying the locals Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32272349@N06/3015130481/
    4. 4. Rule 1: Not your dance <ul><li>Παραγγελιά ( paragelia = ordered/ booked) : A song that has been requested and is being played for someone specific to dance. </li></ul><ul><li>The singer/ bouzouki player will say “ Παραγγελιά ” before the song. You have been warned. </li></ul><ul><li>It is insulting to dance someone else’s “ Παραγγελιά ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Sit, watch, learn. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Rule 2: Not your woman <ul><li>Women ( not yours) : By definition any human of the female persuasion that sits in the same table as a man. Even her uncle. </li></ul><ul><li>Look/ signal/ wink/ flirt with a woman (not yours) and you are looking for trouble (the man will react and even if you get the girl Greek women ARE trouble) </li></ul><ul><li>If you insist (and that’s really her uncle): ask him if you can dance with her. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Rule 3: Not your random body part <ul><li>Plate smashing ( it’s an art) is nowadays rare – we mostly go for flowers </li></ul><ul><li>In the unlikely event of plate smashing observe and learn before you try it. </li></ul>Source: http://www.protothema.gr/content/data/upimages/image.php?image=karas,4343.jpg&width=450&height=295 <ul><li>Considered extremely impolite if you cut off someone’s artery. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor will now show you the right way to smash plates (it’s all in the wrist) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Thank you – I have been great Source: http://www.nikos-zachariadis.org/?p=192 Sofia Gkiousou Greek in Residence www.digital-era.org

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