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Cultural differences. Edit: I read it's because when they drop something, they don't say "I dropped it" they say "It fell from me"

 

Is that a spanish proverb and is it true?

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
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Cultural differences. Edit: I read it's because when they drop something, they don't say "I dropped it" they say "It fell from me"

 

Is that a spanish proverb and is it true?

 

Not a proverb, but yeah, it's true. In Spanish you'd say "se me ha caído" rather than "lo he dejado caer". Responsibility for falling is on the object in question, the damned thing, never on me.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity

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Cultural differences. Edit: I read it's because when they drop something, they don't say "I dropped it" they say "It fell from me"

 

Is that a spanish proverb and is it true?

 

Not a proverb, but yeah, it's true. In Spanish you'd say "se me ha caído" rather than "lo he dejado caer". Responsibility for falling is on the object in question, the damned thing, never on me.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity

 

I remember reading a study about how language creates culture, the based it on aboriginal tribes who had specific wording for cardinal directions and as a result they had better sense of direction. I can't help but feel that is true seeing as how we tend to be more forgiving and subtle than English speaking cultures that have more direct wordings.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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