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 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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User avatar #6 - pluto
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Daggers lie in mens smiles
User avatar #27 to #6 - schmuxy
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*mens' forgive me for I am cursed.
User avatar #16 to #6 - thedarkestrogue
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pure hatred lies behind womans smiles.
#24 to #16 - FAILtim
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Pure agony, hatred and despair in mine. That's why i never smile.
#7 - infinitereaper
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I'm really bad at grinning and usually end up like
User avatar #43 to #7 - Bomard
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Damn you grin like Hisoka? Sexy <3 ~
#28 to #7 - settantaventi
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Comment Picture
User avatar #8 to #7 - Tenkan
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I see no bad grin here.
#3 - vorarephilia
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hoomans show teef but den kizz?
User avatar #44 to #3 - klavi
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*hoomans show teeth, den bite each others faces*
User avatar #14 - threeeighteen
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Why do you need to show teeth to smile? I must have been doing it wrong then.
User avatar #15 to #14 - ruebezahl
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Let me guess, you're not American?

Because my experience is that many/most Americans are told from childhood that they should show their teeth when smiling. Had a lot of discussions with Americans who didn't actually believe/realize that it's an American thing. Quite funny, actually.

I do have a Canadian friend who has taken this to the extreme and who has even begun to force her German boyfriend to do it as well, so when I see their Facebook pictures, my first thought is always "Facial cramps?"
User avatar #20 to #15 - wanicochil
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In Australia we are told to show our teeth too when smiling
User avatar #17 to #15 - minorian
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It's not just an American thing. In both countries I have lived in, which is Denmark (Europe) and Thailand (Asia), they commented on me not showing my teeth when smiling. So they do it some places in both North America, Europe and Asia, which is three continents. That's a pretty large group for one tradition.
User avatar #19 to #17 - ruebezahl
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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.
User avatar #23 to #19 - threeeighteen
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Also, Russians tend to find Americans (all westerners I suppose) that smile all the time as being insincere, smiling more kept for family and friends. Not that I've been to Russia. yet *puts on helmet and turns on Die Walkure Act III*
User avatar #31 to #23 - minorian
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I was more thinking in cases like taking a picture. God help me, if someone sees me smiling without my teeth when they are taking a group picture.
User avatar #22 to #19 - threeeighteen
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Must be one of those things where there's more than one option, just different areas prefer one over the other. I'm Australian and never smiled showing teeth, at some point in primary school some kid commented on me not showing my teeth, in the photo his smile was to the extreme, it made him look like a moron. But either way, doesn't worry me.
User avatar #21 to #19 - minorian
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Well, perkele! I thought it varied from person to person, more than it varied from culture to culture. Like when girls somehow simultaneously decide that posing in some weird position is a must.
User avatar #41 to #19 - bitchpleaseshutup
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I live in America and don't show my teeth when I smile
#29 to #17 - observationslave
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As a swede, I've never heard that i should show my teeth when i smile.. If i smile witth my teeth showing, i'm simply feeling genuinly happy. I just realised that's probably the reason as to why i have an issue with some of my american friends, they smile too much! It doesn't always look sincere. And eventhough all of them are great friends and great people, i often think of them as being slightly phony. Which i'm pretty sure they are not. But the smiling is making me a little uncomfotable some times..
#33 - hahdumbbirch
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okay then.
okay then.
#32 - turdmurpson
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I have pondered this question many times in my life
User avatar #30 - xgabbehx
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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
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I always smile with my mouth closed. Showing teeth seems unnatural and weird
#10 - splendiddust
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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
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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.
User avatar #25 to #4 - crazehtoast
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My dog has this "guilty grin" when we ask him if he messed something up (such as eating out of the trash for the umpteenth time).
User avatar #34 to #25 - hahdumbbirch
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if your dog eats out of the trash buy a cabinet and out your trash can in that.
User avatar #35 to #34 - hahdumbbirch
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or punish you dog for doing so, and not by weakly telling him "no"
User avatar #39 to #35 - nylak
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Only if you actually catch him doing it. If you walk into a room and he's already done it and you punish him then, he's not going to associate the punishment with the action and will just be afraid of you in the future.
User avatar #38 to #4 - nyxeos
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Huh. That makes a lot of sense. My dog does that on the rare occasion she's pulled something out of the garbage. All I have to do is point at the garbage and she hits the floor and starts snarling. I assumed it was aggressive, and told her not to do that, and then she just ends up slowly slinking away into another room.