Friends

Taylor Rodgers

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Technology

  • Technology is limited.
  • Phones were not portable, nor touch screen, and did not have internet connection.
  • The televisions were huge!

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Language

  • They speak English, and most of the friends have a strong New York accent.
  • They are also informal while speaking to one another, and do not enjoy talking about academic subjects.

Values

  • Their group
  • Spending time together
  • Bro/Girl code (unspoken rules for each gender)

Norms

Folkways

  • When the ugly naked guy is doing something everyone has to see.
  • When one of the friends enters a relationship the whole group has to meet them together.

Mores

  • It is unacceptable for anyone to move furniture in Monica's apartment. (She is a clean freak)
  • No one is allowed to be in a relationship with one of the other friend's moms.
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Clothing Customs

Food & Cooking

  • Monica is a chef.
  • The friends eat basic, and easy to cook food such as spaghetti and lasagna.

Laws

  • The laws in the sitcom Friends are the same laws applied in society today.
  • (Theft, murder, trespassing)