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Old 02-08-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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Well, that's you.
People who I WANT to see have my phone number. My house isn't an "open house".
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:48 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In your part of the world, how do visitors arriving at your house announce themselves? America has door-bells, and absent a bell, by knocking on the door with knuckles.

Here is central Philippines (Visayas), they stand outside the gate and call out "I-O". Small children, more respectful, call "Mom", which is the Philippine pronunciation of "Ma'am".

As I recall, in Africa, they clap their hands once or twice, but I'm not sure how widespread that is.
In Brazil, like in USA, most houses have door-bells. As an alternative, visitors anounce themselves by clapping the hands.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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There'a good history of the door knocker in the article below, apparently it goes all the way back to Greece when the Spartans didn't like unannouced guets or to be interrupted.

Knock Knock: A Brief History of Door Knockers – 5-Minute History

As for the doorbell it was invented by Scotsman William Murdoch, who installed a number of his own innovations in his house, built in Birmingham, England in 1817.

Doorbell - Wikipedia

Most western countries use door knockers or door bells, although there are now also intercoms and camera systems that can link to your phone.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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In your part of the world, how do visitors arriving at your house announce themselves? America has door-bells, and absent a bell, by knocking on the door with knuckles.
same in Colombia. maybe if it's a rural house, you shout "buenaas" or something similar to see if there is someone home.
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