In some cultures it's for luck, and to keep demons away... according to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
I find spitting disgusting---especially in a city---I have a friend who lives in Queens, NY and their are so many people from so many places around the world and he says they are all spitting all the time. WTF?
Can you tell if she has a chew in?
I mean is there that tell tale Copenhagen ring on her back pocket of her burqa ....
If you can find out then the Copenhagen types are okay but if she chews Skoal be afraid... be very very afraid.... if she chews Citrus Skoal then move. No forget that, just abandon your home.
What a spitting image you draw.
Whether they thought I wasn't butch enough for hockey night at the local pub, I would assume my neighbours would look down on me for spitting everywhere. I get it if you're on a bike and swallow a bug and spit into the bushes beside the trail. But just randomly on the sidewalk should lead to being made to live in a barn.
Of course if he is kidding then it is terribly insensitive.
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While few people would say they "like spitting" I have a feeling people don't go start threads about those guys and whether they should worry about their spitting.
^^ Yep, I'd move...
Thank you. Thank you very much. After the matinée my next show is at 8:00.
Okay seriously though, that is a simpler question for most posters here who will be more familiar with cultural norms in the anglosphere than those of someone likely to be from a very different cultural background. Those men you see all the time are just trash. In this case it is reasonable to enquire if this woman is also just trash, or whether she is following a trashy cultural habit. The government of China identified spitting as a trashy cultural habit endemic in Beijing and actually had campaigns to crack down on it before the Olympics in 2008, both for public hygiene reasons, and for public relations reasons. Nobody wants to see spitting or step in a ball of someone's nasty discarded mucousy saliva. Incidentally is it really that common where you live? Maybe it is worth a thread.
If you work with straight redneck knuckle dragging mouth breather types, spitting is as common to them as swearing, beer swilling, and boob ogling. It's just what they do. About half of them chew tobacco. The other half just do it because they think it's the 'cool' manly man thing to do.
This sub-group of spitters I doubt is in any way related to the OP's cultural spitter. Besides "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", the other movie where I can remember this type of spitting taking place was in "Fiddler on the Roof", when the wife went, "Tu-Tu" after hearing Tevya's dream.
check at 6:00 minutes in.
I couldn't find the Greek Wedding scene with spitting, but if I remember correctly it was during their wedding.
I live in the Muslim area of the city. I get spat on all the time by women in burkas
dude.. "a spitting muslim" seriously? they're still humans ya know.. it isn't like a different species or something "oh my god becky! I just saw a muslim woman spitting! I think that means she's going to bomb my house or like kill my children or something! these muslims are like so evil! omigosh!!" that's how ridiculous your question sounds to me. a muslim person spitting is no different than anyone else on the planet spitting.
P.S. everyone really neds to get over the stereotypes that muslims are bad people because they aren't.. every nation has people who are the definition bad and people who are the complete opposite.
Spitting is gross. Toss bacon at her.
Some places have Laws against spitting.
You should see if yours is one.
If not, then nothing you can really do about it except get a Law passed.
Of course you have to prove you are not trying to pass it because of Prejudiced/Racist reasons,
which will be fun to watch since that is probably why the Law is on the books in certain places.
Being part of the older generation when one didn't spit in the street I do find the present day practice objectionable; blame football players for their influence on young people I have been told.
But this thread also has a racial side to it, ie. should their religious leanings have been mentioned at all?
When a take a second glance at a handsome man in the street he always seems to be spitting which automatically turns me off. Now that has no racial elements except for the fact I am attracted to young Arab men thus most of the men I see spitting are Arabs.
Now am I racially intolerant if I say I am always seeing Arabs spitting in the street; or, indeed, that they are one of my sexual preferences. Yet if I mention nothing of race won't you all assume that the boys I glance at are all white caucasians and isn't that a racial thought in itself?
I think the religious leanings of the woman are a big part of what makes it funny. A muslim woman in full burqa spitting on the streets. If it had been a Roman Catholic nun wearing a full habit and head covering, it would have been equally humorous. It's all about the absurdity of the image.
Everyone wants to be heard. No one wants to listen.
Perhaps she just can't bring herself to swallow.
nice that Vannie ignores me........
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