In the interests of appreciating a cultural awareness, I would like to point out that we (as a community in this forum) have used the word Bribe quite conversationally.
I do not pretend to have holistic knowledge here, but any UK or USA citizen committing an act of Bribery anywhere in the world is committing an act of crime punishable in their country by fine and imprisonment. Furthermore anyone anywhere bribing someone in UK / USA is exposing themselves to imprisonment and / or a fine.
Clearly there are complications of understanding but it needs to be understood, that a Bribe is a serious offence.
Please note that the conversations had above allude to people encouraging / educating others on committing bribery. if you are a UK or USA citizen, this officially has consequences.
I don't make the rules, I practice and like to think that I follow that grand Colonial tradition whereby payment is made for a service rendered, and on occasion in order to secure services, some people's energy must be rewarded. I think of it as lubricating a seized engine.
Regretfully, the muppets in charge in USA and the UK see otherwise... Now