Guest Post on the Expat Harem

by Sarah on May 7, 2010


I wrote my first guest post in the Expat Harem about how humor is not always easily translated from one culture to another. Would love to know your experiences, faux pas and ideas on this subject, join the conversation!

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OysterCulture May 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I loved it, as one that has worked with a variety of cultures, I still feel like I fall flat on my face trying to interject some humor to the situation and its not until I get to know the people I’ve worked with more that I come to appreciate that we just do not look at some things the same way. I totally related to what you said as well as may of the comments to your post.


Sarah May 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

thank you! it was a fun post to write and enjoyed recieving thougt provoking comments


Anastasia May 9, 2010 at 4:21 am

Thanks for sharing your experience with us at expat+HAREM Sarah! I’ve been traveling so haven’t commented myself yet, but wanted to say that I too think humor is both a way to connect, and a shocking way to highlight disconnection –no matter where, and with whom. Crossing cultures makes it all that much more intense when it clicks for you, and when it doesn’t.


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