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Comment author: juliawise 03 October 2011 11:17:21PM 2 points [-]

My guess is that non-shoe-chattering women have more practice than men at identifying other non-shoe-chatterers. But also that even most women who aren't interested in shoes learn to do a little.

When I moved to Denmark, I wasn't good at finding Danes I wanted to be friends with. Then I realized I didn't want to be friends with most Americans, but I was better at finding kindred spirits in America because I had more practice at reading Americans.

Comment author: Nisan 04 October 2011 12:34:13AM 0 points [-]

Did you learn anything about reading Danes? I'm going to spend a few months there soon.

Comment author: juliawise 05 October 2011 11:35:02AM 2 points [-]

Not much. In Copenhagen, 95% of young women wear a lot of eye makeup. I have a theory that there's something significant about the 5% who don't, but I never really found out. Christiania is a place to look for counter-cultural types, though some of that centers on drug use.