Sunday, December 04, 2005

Kultur Culture Moeurs and 'fart tax'


In Italy, one does not drink cappuccino in the afternoon.
In Germany, one never points at other people.
In Holland, one does not put curtains in the window.
In America, you do as you please.

A 'fart tax' is to be imposed on New Zealand's livestock, such as these cattlenear Queenstown, to help combat global warming.
New Zealand 'Fart Tax' Causes a Stink

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


In Brazil, a person might come to your house and not leave for hours. If you have previous commitments it is understood you will break these.

Many Catholics do not view Protestants as Christians and the vice-versa is also true. A majority of the population are non-practicing Catholics and would actually be considered agnostics in many circles.

Also, a Brazilian couple sitting at a restaurant table usually sits side by side, rather than across from each other.

Italians generally don't drink coffee with any meal except breakfast.

Coffee is often ordered after a meal, and—che vergogna!—only the unwitting tourist will order a cappuccino in a restaurant after lunch or dinner.
When ordering an after-dinner coffee, do not ask for an espresso, ask for "un caffè, per favore."

Glass plates which are acceptable for kosher meals. China plates, unless specifically used only for kosher meals, are not acceptable.

Mature Spaniards dress conservatively and with style. Older men in particular tend to wear high quality clothing.
Handshaking is the customary form of greeting and kisses on both cheeks is normal.
Spanish men tend to maintain eye contact with females for longer, although this does not mean anything.