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    Hello,

    If you use English to communicate with English-speaking people, then you probably wouldn't mention having babies, even if it was something you kindly wished for your friends.

    If English is the language you use to communicate with people from a different cultural background, that's a horse of a different color: for instance, in France, it would be irrelevant to wish people they will soon have a son , but for many (truly) Mediterranean cultures, having a son as a first-born is still something many want.

    Here we say "Little children, little trouble"...

    I can tell you that sometimes I wish I had had girls instead of those two teenage boys of mine %*Ģ$Ī !!!...

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    Oh, if this is so I won't use it.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Hi. I don't see those two wishes too polite. Just compare them with the Wellhouse's wishes!

    Take care,
    Nyggus

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    Hi Alaink,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by AlainK
    Hello,

    If you use English to communicate with English-speaking people, then you probably wouldn't mention having babies, even if it was something you kindly wished for your friends.

    If English is the language you use to communicate with people from a different cultural background, that's a horse of a different color: for instance, in France, it would be irrelevant to wish people they will soon have a son , but for many (truly) Mediterranean cultures, having a son as a first-born is still something many want.

    Here we say "Little children, little trouble"...

    I can tell you that sometimes I wish I had had girls instead of those two teenage boys of mine %*Ģ$Ī !!!...

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