to sort of mirror this back a little, there *are* those of us with formative experience from beyond, as you say, the "bubble". But we get lost both amongst our domestic neighbors *and* to the view from outside.
That experience is very affirming of both the fundamentals that people are people the world round, but also that, yeah, there's more than one way to do it, and it's often not even the one we do here!
Example: I'm filling out a lot of forms and documents recently, alas.
I try to use the ISO date format (YYYY-MM-DD) when I can, but when faced with a date field that is 3 blanks separated by two virgules and I know it's a US form, I *have* to apply context to use either MM/DD/YYYY or (worse MM/DD/YY if that's all there's room for). I *know* people do it other ways outside the US, but I'm here now so that's what I'm doing.
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