10 indecent facts from the past
• 10 indecent facts from the past
Times change, and with change and customs with them. What was once considered indecent, now it seems perfectly normal, as well as the fact that in some countries considered shameful and terrible in others - quite commonplace. Let's learn some new facts on this topic.
In the salons of the XIX century it was considered unseemly for a man invited a lady to dance more than 3 times. After the second dance he had to announce their engagement.
In the US, women still never "suggest marafet" in public. It is considered rude, as well as a look at the people in the mirror.
Gloves were once purely home accessories. Despite the fact that the gloves were a great many (sports, ball, hunting and special gloves for lackeys), wore gloves only at home, as the people doing it was indecent.
In the 20-ies of XX century in Russian schools was considered indecent to write correctly, as it was not a proletarian. For literacy could even write a denunciation.
In the UK, it is considered indecent to knit in public. Although, it is possible to tell stories related to knitting. By the way, recently in the UK addicted to knitting men. Knitting has become the third after football and politics topic in bars and pubs.
In Bulgaria, a long time it was considered unseemly for men to drink less than one and a half liters of wine a day. Wine in Bulgaria worth a penny, so that a moderate its use has long been considered a sign of inhospitality.
In the Japanese tea ceremony is considered improper to sit cross-legged. Pulling the legs in the direction of a neighbor - is the height of familiarity. Therefore, the participants of the ceremony sitting on its own heels.
By the way, with regard to Russia, at the turn of XIX - XX centuries. It considered very impolite to acquire a dacha (a concept already existed at that time) plots of less than 10-12 "hectare".
According to the rules of etiquette, which operated in the Russian boyars' estates, for all occasions, talking to someone, it was considered impolite to get to the man half-turned. Included in the drawing-room lady ought not to be closely inspected from head to toe, as this can put a modest person, especially a woman, in the most awkward position, and deprive it of any self-control.
In Thailand, it is considered indecent to touch the interlocutor's head and patted him on the shoulder. This is considered to tenderness, and public display of tenderness in Thailand - indecent.