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    (Original post by Bdarnell)
    I'm not sure why you have a personal vendetta against the French, but tipping in all probability dates back to invention of money, or rather antiquity.
    lol I am not sure why you don't :p: (that too was a joke as was the earler comment)
    French waiters are notorius for bad service. In some U.S. restraunts that are supposed to be "authetacly french" they train the waiters to be rude ... no joke
    tipping and gratuity are are two diffrent things
    and gratuaty is a rather modern invention (the concept of entitlement isn't that old)
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    (Original post by MerryMilkMan)
    and gratuaty is a rather modern invention (the concept of entitlement isn't that old)
    The word "tip" came into common usage over 400 years ago - it'd be around a lot longer prior to it coming into common usage, presumably, and the concept of it will have been around before a name was given for it, let alone a name that stuck :p:
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    (Original post by MerryMilkMan)
    lol I am not sure why you don't :p: (that too was a joke as was the earler comment)
    French waiters are notorius for bad service. In some U.S. restraunts that are supposed to be "authetacly french" they train the waiters to be rude ... no joke
    tipping and gratuity are are two diffrent things
    and gratuaty is a rather modern invention (the concept of entitlement isn't that old)
    I don't believe your story about U.S. restaurants and completely disagree with the notion that "french waiters are notorious for bad service." I'm sorry, but have you ever dined in France or is this all 'hearsay'?

    Tipping and gratuity are not entirely different - merely two different words to express the same concept.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gratuity
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    Frech waiters are notorious for bad service? How about if I say Americans are notorious for being loud-mouthed, arrogant gits? Sure, it'll apply to SOME of them, but certainly not to all. For the love of God(s), can we PLEASE stop with the damn stereotypes?
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    Frech waiters are notorious for bad service? How about if I say Americans are notorious for being loud-mouthed, arrogant gits? Sure, it'll apply to SOME of them, but certainly not to all. For the love of God(s), can we PLEASE stop with the damn stereotypes?
    Thank YOU! I would rep you, but I think I have to rep 8 other people first.
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    (Original post by Bdarnell)
    I don't believe your story about U.S. restaurants and completely disagree with the notion that "french waiters are notorious for bad service." I'm sorry, but have you ever dined in France or is this all 'hearsay'?

    Tipping and gratuity are not entirely different - merely two different words to express the same concept.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gratuity
    lol well its true but y'all don't belive a lot of stuff on this form so I am getting used to it
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    The word "tip" came into common usage over 400 years ago - it'd be around a lot longer prior to it coming into common usage, presumably, and the concept of it will have been around before a name was given for it, let alone a name that stuck :p:
    As I said a tip and grautuity are diffrent things
    you have a choice wether or not you want to tip some one
    you don't have a choice wether or not you want to pay gratuity
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    (Original post by Solid_L)
    Isn't it weird that the poorest people in society are usually the best tippers (for example old ladies and students...)
    lol oh come on rich people tip big too ... they tip polotitions the same we tip waiters for better service :rolleyes:
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    Just looking to try and bring in humour to (hopefully) stop the arguing :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by MerryMilkMan)
    As I said a tip and grautuity are diffrent things
    Not according to dictionary.com
    tip
    1. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity

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    (Original post by MerryMilkMan)
    As I said a tip and grautuity are diffrent things
    you have a choice wether or not you want to tip some one
    you don't have a choice wether or not you want to pay gratuity
    You are referring to what is known as a "service charge"

    This is becoming quite funny now.
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    My mother has been a bartender my entire life. My aunt has been a waitress my entire life. Tip and gratuity are the same thing. People tend to use the word 'gratuity' when a TIP is automatically attached to a bill.

    Milkman, just a quick comment: I have noticed that you use 1 post per person you're quoting. It usually amounts to 3-4 posts each time you do it. You can quote more than one person in one post, you just have to do it manually. You click quote for the first one but for the ones after that, just copy/paste what you want to quote from them and use the [brackety coding] from the first quote to quote more. Just change the user name. It makes for a less cluttered board. My apologies if you knew this already and were just bumping your post count for some reason.
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    hahahaha, loving that Irish virus pic! =D
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    I do like that Irish virus, saw it ages ago and it still makes me laugh :lolz:
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    This thread has got to have some of the most random discussions ever on it. Tipping? I will never be able to keep up! :p:. Btw im loving the signs, has anyone seen that book with the worlds most stupidest signs in it? Its just unbelievable...

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    (Original post by PunkiePixie)
    This thread has got to have some of the most random discussions ever on it.
    Yup Gets a bit boring if all you ever talk about is serious St Andrews stuff :p:

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    (Original post by Dalimyr)


    Just looking to try and bring in humour to (hopefully) stop the arguing :rolleyes:
    I find that post offensive :huff:
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    (Original post by devilbunny)
    I find that post offensive :huff:
    You're just looking for an excuse to neg me, aren't you? :p:
    It's not like I'm having a dig at the Irish - I love the Irish :hugs: Hell, I'm half Northern Irish, myself
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    You're just looking for an excuse to neg me, aren't you? :p:
    It's not like I'm having a dig at the Irish - I love the Irish :hugs: Hell, I'm half Northern Irish, myself
    I'm full N Irish ;dry;
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    Hey all, quick question for everyone. Coming from the states I'm going to be quite limited in what I'll be able to bring with me, so I was looking for advice. What do I absolutely need to bring with me besides my clothes and my laptop, in other words what do you suggest I wait to get when I'm over there?
 
 
 
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