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# Culture Shock

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# language barrier
'Road games' and 'PKs': Despite criticism Bob Bradley not apologising for Americanisms
The Swansea coach’s occasional unfamiliar vocabulary has raised some eyebrows recently.
# stand up sit down
The A-listers on Graham Norton just couldn't understand Kevin Bridges' Scottish accent
And it became a talking point on Twitter.
Opinion: The reverse culture shock of coming back to Ireland after years abroad
Reverse culture shock is the part of living abroad that you’re not warned about.
Column: Feeling like an exile in your own country? It’s normal after travelling ...
Within the space of a year, it seems to me that the country has changed utterly. This may be due to a case of reverse culture shock, writes Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin.
# Culture Shock
Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette
Clients are mostly women in their 40s whose wealth rose with economy’s growth in recent decades.
Column: Without planning the dream of retirement can turn into a nightmare
You may have planned your finances down to the last cent – but have you considered the psychological impact of never going to work again? It’s harder to adjust than you might think, writes …
# Culture Shock
7 things Jonny Sexton should know before considering a move to France
The money might be good, Jonny, but it won’t be the same as home.