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You mentioned Arizona. I don't live there anymore, but I grew up in Arizona and lived there for over 25 years. I hardly ever saw people openly carrying guns. Every now and then I'd see someone with a gun on their belt, it was not common- maybe a couple of times a year. You could probably visit Arizona for a month and not see anybody carrying a gun, other ...
It is generally recognized that concealed carry is advantageous to open carry in public. Most gun owners who carry, do so concealed. In all honesty, you will most likely be around guns, but will not see them. Most of the time, people that tend to carry openly (in urban areas), do so when they do not have a concealed carry permit. Source
To add a case not mentioned yet: in many rural parts of the US, hunting is legal and popular. I'd include rural areas of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada in that list (California less so). If you travel in those areas, and especially if you spend time outdoors in certain public lands such as national forests, you are likely to see gun racks on trucks, meet ...
It is extremely unlikely that you will ever run across a normal citizen walking around with a gun strapped to their belt, even in open-carry states. You will see police officers with guns strapped to their belts, that's about all you're likely to see. There's a lot of over-hyped media attention to open-carry laws, and during some protests, pro-gun owners ...
As Jonathan's answer mentions, pretty much all police officers open carry firearms in the U.S. (pistols on their belt.) Other than that, however, seeing people visibly carry their firearms is very rare in the U.S. (unless you're at a gun range or some such thing.) I live in one of the most gun-friendly parts of the U.S. and I almost never see a firearm ...
Every single police offer in the US carries a visible firearm as a part of their uniform. Therefore it is extremely likely that you will see multiple handguns during your visit as most urban areas are regularly patrolled by policemen.
When visiting another country and their museums, you should/must follow the local customs and regulations. One should always be respectful of the others; If you feel someone is not respectful, then notify the museum staff; they will handle the situation themselves; do NOT put yourself in a position of confrontation. IMO, some of the rules that should be ...
It's a polite form, an honorific. It's not a test. I'm guessing you'd never hear a native speaker say ''MY good name is...''
Like many already mentioned by some, it's just a literal translation of the Hindi phrase "Shubh Naam". It's not strictly needed that "Good name" must be the first and last name. Now to understand what they are expecting, it really depends on who is asking you and for what purpose. Let's say your name is George Timothy Clooney :) :) ( Why not! It's his ...
What is your good name ? Translates to What is your name? Or What shall I call you? Don't think too much, it's just a gesture... the world is more than logical thinking :)
In Hindi, Indians say Aapka shubh naam kya hai? Here Shubh means good and Naam means name. Hence, everybody says this. This Hindi phrase is a way of asking someone's name and is translated literally when asking someone's name in English. To Indian ears, it sounds more polite than just "What's your name?" So the correct answer to give when posed with the ...
They are asking for your given name or first name. There is alot of cultural relevance to names. i.e. what they should call you informally. My ex-pat friend living in India described the translation to be that "Good Name" is used in place of "Christian name". It doesn't make sense to ask someone's Christian name when they're not a Christian.
Aniket basically said the right thing but let me clarify a few things. There are many regions/groups of people in India but for myself the Bengali example is the best. It is very common for Bengalis to have two names, one of which (bhalo naam) is the legal name used on all official documents. The other (dak naam) is a colloquial name used by family and ...
In India, we have good names (bhalo naam/shubh naam), as in the name you would put in a formal document, and nicknames (daak naam). Like in America you would have Robert Brown and Robby.
Your good name is basically your first name. It's a throwback from our British colonial days... where a gentleman would ask another who is not of acquaintance and would like to be friendly - "May I ask your good name, sir?" or something on those terms. And if they ask for your full name - well you tell your full name. In India, it's preferable to use ...
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