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A research glitch.

Has your research team not learned that the open handed sign as given on certain areas of the tree is considered very rude in some parts of the world. No, not what you're thinking but certainly not used in proper society. So, it was with some dismay that I opened my shiny new version to see all these palms. : - )

January 21, 2014

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It would help them if you post a screenshot of what you are talking about. By the way if we go down that route, I can find many more inappropriate cultural symbols. Using a picture of a skull, may be disrespecting the dead, flirting is considered rude an unacceptable in some cultures, yet there is a whole lesson about it. There is also a whole lesson on spirituality which may upset those whose spirituality is not included, or those who may not believe in such things.

It is all based on perspective.

January 22, 2014

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Sorry I can't do screenshots. On the German it's shown on Home on the Adjective and Adverb sections in Italian only on Adj. Secondly,there was a smiley face meaning it's no biggy. I was not expecting any changes to be made but of all the signs what does an open palm have to do with Adj. and Adv. ? I posted on Troubleshooting because I know the general public doesn't much go there. And now some light relief:

:- ) When my grandson was 4 he had to have daily blood tests-just a finger prick. One day the nurse said: "Which finger shall we prick today?" He showed her. He's still wondering why she fell apart giggling. Bet you're laughing.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

I can't see it, you're probably on the new layout. Anyway, you'd be surprised as to what a simple hand motion can mean in several cultures. A open hand may mean somebody is "gonna get hurt", or something else.

Yes, I know you weren't really serious about it. What is unusual is that you put this in the troubleshooting area, and not the general area. It did make me laugh though :).

January 22, 2014

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As I said I put it where it wouldn't get too much attention.

"Laughter is the best medicine." Read that on Duo!

January 22, 2014

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