It seems safe to assume you should copy the other person. If they have item in left hand, receive with left hand; in right hand, receive with right hand; and in both hands, receive with both hands. With the exception of established protocol (such as our military commenters). » 8/04/14 6:51pm 8/04/14 6:51pm

Especially with English words that are borrowed from other languages. No one's getting on anyone's ass about "lo mein" for instance. First, mein is pronounced "mii-en" in Chinese, not "main", and second, you probably are actually getting chow mein (fried noodles). » 7/12/14 9:40am 7/12/14 9:40am