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2)how is burping a sign of thanks? may if your a fuÃ§king redneck, but here its just rude
btw: the one about ketchup in france is true, it will get you kicked out of most reasturants, as will asking for the meat to be cooked all the way. Don`t piss off the nation with the best food and chefs around,lol. :-D
Lunch isn`t called dinner here in Scotland, wtf...
I agree with TheSharpest completely. I`ve also been to Spain and no one would throw their garbage on the floor, as that would be very rude to the large crowd of people standing around.
But their explanation as to why it is extremely rude to eat with the left hand in Iran is wrong. The real reason is because in ancient times they didn`t have toilet paper, so the left hand was UNCLEAN (because one wiped one`s ass with it) and so only the clean right hand could touch food. So, imagine if a thief has his right hand cut off...he has to eat with the same hand he wipes his ass with
- LOL, aw, geez that`s funny.
Yes, Chinese mothers make their kids clear everything on the plate. It is considered wasteful to throw away food. There are only 2 exceptions: 1. Chinese New Year, where excess food on the table is a sign of having excess food throughout the year2. A large social gathering where finishing all the food will make it seem like you are still hungry. However, you are still expected to finish the food on your plate, but not on the table.
I`m going to go eat some taco bell. And dance. While I eat. HAHA LOOPHOLE, WHAT NOW FANCY MUTHAF*CKERS, WHAT NOW!?
Because in Islamic society it is a very strong cultural thing to only eat with your right hand, regardless of your dominant hand.
Finishing your food, as with China, is also a no-no regarding amounts.
A more appropriate food tradition in Japan would be to never stand your hashi (chopsticks) up in food, as this is how it is presented to dead ancestors at memorial shrines.
what really bugged me was the "right-handed fork" question...they didn`t offer the "there is no right-handed fork" which was my immediate thought.
no, it means you are a terrorist
And asking for utensils isn`t rude, it`s common sense.
However, some families actually only do it if it`s rice only, because they say that the rice crop is labor-intensive to harvest, so we shouldn`t waste.
It helps that I have been to most of these places too! lol