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  • Australian men do not show emotions often. If they show too much physical emotion, they are labeled as "unmanly."" 

  • In Australia, if a man wants to express feelings or friendship to a woman, winking is not the way to do so.  To wink at a woman is considered inappropriate and improper (Axtell, 1985). 

  • Australians consider a "thumbs up" a rude gesture (Axtell, 1985).       


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  January 26, 2001