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skysmile



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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 5:51 am    Post subject: About taboo... Reply with quote

We are middle school students in Korea.



There is a taboo in every country.

We have many taboos, for example

"Don't step on a door sill."

"Don't trim your nail."

"Don't whistle at night."

Where does it come from?

What kinds of taboo do you have in your country?

Please, give your replies

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rikuson_advance



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I 'm a university sutudent in Japan.

In my country ,there is the same taboo.
In the other, "Don't sleep on head in the north"
How about your country about this taboo?
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gces



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: some taboo in Korea Reply with quote

hi~ I'm korean..
I wanna introduce some taboo in korea~
After reading this, plz give me some information about the taboo in your country..^^:;; plz~~~

In Korea, we usually believe(?) that "if u eat a brown seaweed soup or an egg in the morning at a test day, U'll fail to the test" It's a common taboo~ so, U should be careful at the test day~^^;;

Ah~ I'll tell u more taboo about a test...
When you give a present before a test, you can give something like this - spoon, folk, tissue, taffy, mirror, etc....
They have a meaning each other...^^:; Anyway, it's all for wishing the pass..^_^

How's my story~?^^
Now, it's your turn~ what are u waiting for~~~~???
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Charlie



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I think you mean "superstitions" rather than "taboo". If something is taboo, it's something that people don't like to talk about (like sex). This also varies from culture to culture, we Brits seem to be the most uptight!

A superstition is something that is unlucky or is done to avoid bad luck. Typical British examples would be: don't walk under a ladder (people prefer to step off the pavement onto the road, rather that walking under a ladder!); breaking a mirror gives you 7 years bad luck; and if you spill salt, you should throw some over your left shoulder.

Silly really!

-Charlie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!! I am a university student in Japan now.

I think also it was superstitions. In Japan there are a lot of superstitions too. For example, if you see a hearse, you must hide your thumbs. otherwise, your parents will die early. When you will have a exam,if you eat pork cutlet, you will pass a exam. Do you believe? I do tihis action.

chika Very Happy
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eri.i



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a college student in Japan.
I know a taboo that you must not cut your nail at night.
Otherwise, you will miss the moment of your parent's death....
So, I decide that I don't cut my nail at night.

In addition to that, you must not step on frame of tatami.
This is only in Japan.
About this, I don't know why this taboo made?

How is Japan's taboo?
Please tell me about taboo of your country!
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Honey



Joined: 25 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonjour! Hallo! Hello! íHola!

I'm Colombian.
I don't believe in taboos, so I don't know many of them. The few I know are:
- Don't walk under long stairs
- Avoid black cats... Booh!
- If you break a mirror... Seven years of bad luck!
- When you throw salt away, you'll have seven years of bad luck. To mend it, throw a little of it on your right shoulder.
- The famous "getting up with the left foot" Mr. Green
- Place your umbrella in a right position to avoid bad luck.


There are many of them! It's not an endless list, but it's to large for my little brain.

What about your country?
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oinrocinu



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But these are superstition, not taboos! (I think...)
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mikki



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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 9:00 pm    Post subject: taboo in my country Reply with quote

Hello Very Happy
I'm a Japanese student Wink
I introduce my country's taboo Surprised
In my country,it is taboo not to have dish during eating.
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general_delta



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:19 pm    Post subject: Taboo Reply with quote

Only have superstitions same as british ones

Australians have not much of a culture after all

But i think generally there are social taboos such as always eat healthy food? and don't be anorexic or obese?

I think thats not what you are after anyway
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Nagi



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Very Happy I am a Japanese college student.
The taboo which I know is "not eating tempura and a watermelon together."
Seemingly, a burden will be applied to the stomach and intestines which has weakened if fatty tempura and a cold thing are eaten together in summer.
Do you know the taboo about food?
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BASMA



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI ALL
IM UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN UAE ( UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT MY COUNTRY'S SUPERSTITION...

WHEN A GIRL GET MARRIED IT MUST GIVEN TO HER 5 OR MORE BAGS FULL OF CLOTHES , PERFUMES , COSMETICS AND EVERYTHING THAT SHE WILL NEED IT .....!!! IT CALLS IN MY SLANG LANGUAGE ( ZEHPA) Smile

THAT'S ONE OF MY COUNTRY'S SUPERSITION .... MORE WILL COME Very Happy


MY REGARDS
BASMA

SORRY .. I KNOW THAT I HAVE ALOT OF BOO BOO Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey people
i know some of these
like if u break mirror seven years of bad luck
and if a black cat has crossed your way dont go along choose another way or something bad will happen you might die
dont sleep under a tree at night
dont sing while you are in the bathroom (thats something reglious)
well i think these are all i know about
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urusura51



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a Japanese student.
I tell you taboo in my country.
Don't whistle at night.
Don't trim your nail at naight.
Don't step on flame of tatami.
Don't stand chopsyicks into rice bowl.
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narinthorn



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:25 pm    Post subject: taboo Reply with quote

hello. I'm student Thailand.
I tell you about taboo in my country.
Don't cut hair on Wednesday.
Don't step on the sill in the temple.
Don't sing when you are eatting.
Don't wash hair at night.
Don't trim your nail.
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