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Cultural Differences Between India and other Countries: A Dinner Invitation

An Indian’s take on the infamous Australian invitation request, ‘bring a plate’. No, it doesn’t mean bring a plate, but rather, bring a plate with food on it!

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This was an article I wrote eons ago for Chillibreeze. I had even forgotten that I had written this article till I came across it today.

Food forms an important part of any culture. The Indian culture prides itself on its various cuisines and flavors. Exporting these varieties to Australia, a young land where people love their food fast and mild, it provides an interesting view to what role food plays in culture.

I was invited to a dinner party my second week in Australia. And the note said it was a ‘Bring a Plate’. The ‘Australian slang book’ gives us the explanation of these phrases. Perhaps because it starts with ‘b’ or it relates to food, they are important words you should be wary of. BYO – ‘Bring your own’ could refer to drinks, food or dessert. And ‘Bring your plate’… your hosts will definitely give you the…

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This entry was posted on February 7, 2013 by in etiquette and customs, language and slang, leisure and tourism and tagged , , , .
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