Never thought about this before. Found on Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal heres the link: www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3172#comic. sad. Daggers lie in mens smiles
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Never thought about this before

Found on Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
heres the link: www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3172#comic

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Submitted: 11/17/2013
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User avatar #6 - pluto (11/18/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Daggers lie in mens smiles
#7 - infinitereaper (11/18/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'm really bad at grinning and usually end up like
#11 - anonymous (11/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
only americans smile showing their teeth. It is funny that you are force taught to smile like that.
Most other people smile either with closed mouth or showint only their upper teeth.

When I was in usa I was **** ** cracking up with all the people giving these really fake "actor's" smiles
#3 - vorarephilia (11/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
hoomans show teef but den kizz?
User avatar #14 - threeeighteen (11/18/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Why do you need to show teeth to smile? I must have been doing it wrong then.
User avatar #19 to #17 - ruebezahl (11/18/2013) [-]
Weird. I've lived in Germany, Finland, Japan and the US, and I noticed it only in the US. With Thailand though, I am not so surprised, as there seems to be a rather complex rule set surrounding the activity of smiling in that culture.

Ok, many Finns I spoke to kinda pride themselves on not smiling, so "show your teeth when you smile" might be a pointless statement there.
#33 - hahdumbbirch (11/18/2013) [-]
okay then.
okay then.
#32 - turdmurpson (11/18/2013) [-]
I have pondered this question many times in my life
User avatar #30 - xgabbehx (11/18/2013) [-]
I don't like to smile with my teeth, unless I'm laughing really hard. Other than that, I just pull the top corners of my lips up.
User avatar #13 - haroldsaxon (11/18/2013) [-]
I always smile with my mouth closed. Showing teeth seems unnatural and weird
#10 - splendiddust ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
I love how every species in the halo universe 						*******					 mentions this
I love how every species in the halo universe ******* mentions this
User avatar #4 - nylak (11/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
It's also a sign of submission in a lot of cases, depending on the animal. Dogs will occasionally flash their front teeth in a "submissive smile" that can be misinterpreted as aggression (it's usually coupled with pulling the back their lip, making it look even more like a long, nervous-looking smile), or even audibly clack their teeth. Some dogs do it as often as other dogs will wag their tails, but it's usually the really insecure ones--who, of course, are made even more insecure when people freak out when they see them doing it, mistaking it for a growl.

And in most primates other than humans, showing teeth is also a sign of appeasement or submission...as long as the teeth are closed.
#37 - improbable ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
i want you to smile, just a regular smile, notice if you open your mouth really wide so your teeth shows.

is this how you smile to animals?
User avatar #36 - jbgotswag (11/18/2013) [-]
i am going to rip your throat out
User avatar #26 - ajperry (11/18/2013) [-]
Showing your teeth as aggression is easier.

Pull your top lip up fast, push your tongue forward into your bottom lip but no so much that it hurts and start to hiss.
User avatar #18 - minorian (11/18/2013) [-]
I have always learned not to smile, at least not with teeth shown, when approaching an animal. Isn't that pretty basic knowledge?
#12 - nextnextnextnext (11/18/2013) [-]
Actually, if you just mowe your lips to show the teeth without smiling, you make an angry face.
User avatar #5 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (11/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Actually, smiling is a natural reaction to happiness, all humans have it whether they are taught about it or not, and for many animals it's actually the same, they can smile just like we can when they are happy.

Grin as if you were feeling happy, then grit your teeth as if you were angry, and you'll get a sense of how the expressions work in animal cases as well.
#2 - anonymous (11/17/2013) [-]
well im glad i was sitting down
#1 - fogglebeast (11/17/2013) [-]
Smiles hide the purpose of teeth.
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