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CUSTOM

JAPANESE CUSTOM OF GREETING IS THE BOW. THE BOW IS NOT ONLY
A PHYSICAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GREETING, BUT ALSO THE
EXPRESSION OF VARYING DEGREES OF EMOTIONS. ONE BOWS
DIFFERENTLY TO PARENTS, FRIENDS, SERVANTS, OLDER SIBLINGS,
ETC. THE DIFFERENCE BEING THE DEPTH OF THE BOW, WHETHER
A NOD OF THE HEAD, TO THE WAIST, OR TO THE FLOOR. FOR
EXAMPLE, THE CHILD'S GOOD MORNING SALUTATION IS NOT JUST
THE VERBAL ONE OF "OHAYO GOZAIMASU" BUT ACCOMPANIED BY A
FORMAL BOW, WHICH MEANS KNEELING (BOTH FEET) ON THE FLOOR
WITH HEAD TOUCHING ONE'S HANDS WHICH ARE LAID PALMS DOWN
ON THE FLOOR AT BENDED KNEES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THE ABOVE WHILE GROWING UP IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; JAPAN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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ORIGIN OF THE HANDSHAKE

EMMISARIES WOULD GRASP THE RIGHT FOREARM OF THE ONE THEY WERE
MEETING IN ORDER TO AVOID HAVING A POSSIBLE ADVERSARY HAVE
ACCESS TO HIS WEAPONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HISTORY

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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CUSTOM

THE THAI HAVE A TRADITIONAL WAY OF GREETING CALLED THE "WAI."
THIS HOLDS THE SAME SIGNIFICANCE AS THE AMERICAN HANDSHAKE,
BUT ALSO SIGNIFIES RESPECT, THANKS, OR APOLOGY. A PERSON
"WAIS" BY PLACING HIS HANDS TOGETHER IN A PRAYERFULL MANNER
AND LIFTING THEM TO HIS FACE WITH THE THUMBS BELOW THE
CHIN AND THE INDEX FINGERS AGAINST THE FOREHEAD, AND THE
HEAD SLIGHTLY BOWED. REFUSING TO RETURN A "WAIS" HAS THE
SAME EFFECT AS REFUSING A HAND SHAKE.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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"WAI" GESTURE

THIS IS DONE BY PUTTING THE HANDS TOGETHER IN A PRAYING
POSITION BEFORE YOUR FACE AND SLIGHTLY NODDING YOUR
HEAD. THIS GESTURE HOLDS THE SAME TRADITIONAL SIGNIFI-
CANCE AS THE AMERICAN HANDSHAKE, BUT ALSO SIGNIFIES
RESPECT, THANKS, AND APOLOGY.

James Callow comment: TIPS OF FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS AT LIPS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): THAILAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 10-24-1970

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THE PHILIPPINE GREETING IS TO KISS THE HAND OF EVERYONE
OLDER THAN YOURSELF AND THEN GENUFLECT TO THEM. ALSO
IN WRITING THE GREETING IS -- "I KISS YOUR HAND."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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RESPECTFUL GESTURE

THE MAN ALLOWS A WOMAN TO PROCEED {PRECEDE} HIM THROUGH A
DOOR OR PASSAGE-WAY.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS GOOD MANNERS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE MAN WALKS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE STREET {SIDEWALK}
BECAUSE BEFORE THE STREETS WERE PAVED HE WAS
SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THE WOMAN FROM GETTING SPLASHED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 11-05-1968

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GESTURE OF RESPECT

WHENEVER A PERSON RECEIVES SOMETHING FROM SOMEONE
WHO IS OLDER THAN HE IS OR TO WHOM ANY KIND OF
RESPECT IS DUE, HE MUST RECEIVE IT WITH BOTH HANDS
IRRESPECTIVE OF THE SIZE OF THE OBJECT, AND
PARTICULARLY IF IT IS A GIFT.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM IS PROPER TO A SMALL TRIBE OF ABOUT
100,000 PEOPLE IN UGANDA, THE BATOORO TRIBE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS A LEBANESE CUSTOM, THAT FOR RESPECT, A MAN OR
WOMAN MUST KISS ELDERS OR MEMBERS OF HIGH STATE ON
THE CHEEK EVERYTIME THEY SEE THEM IN GREETING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-22-1971

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THE MAN WALKS DOWN THE STAIRWAY BEFORE THE WOMAN, SO
IF SHE SHOULD FALL HE CAN CATCH HER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 11-05-1968

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IF YOU STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE, YOU ARE KISSING THE
DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 04-02-1971

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CUSTOM

WOMEN DO NOT TOUCH AN IMAGE OR LIKENESS OF BUDDHA.
WOMEN MUST NEVER BRUSH AGAINST A BUDDHIST MONK
OR OFFER TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THEM.

Where learned: THAILAND

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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CUSTOM

THAIS ARE TAUGHT TO CONSIDER CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY
AS MORE SACRED THAN OTHERS. THE FEET ARE THE LEAST
SACRED AND IT IS NOT COURTEOUS TO SPRAWL OR
SIT WITH LEGS ELEVATED AND POINTED AT A THAI.
PERHAPS THE GREATEST INSULT THAT A PERSON CAN DIRECT
AT A THAI IS TO POINT HIS FOOT AT A THAI'S HEAD.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.31
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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CUSTOM

IT IS VERY DISCOURTEOUS TO SHAKE A FINGER AT
A THAI. IT IS ALSO DISCOURTEOUS TO POINT AT
A THAI.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Respect
SPEECH -- Derision Scorn

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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GESTURE

BOWING TO THE MASTERS.

Submitter comment: THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED DURING SLAVERY TIMES.
SLAVES HAD TO BOW TO THEIR OWNERS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): HISTORY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AS A SIGN OF RESPECT MEN TIP THEIR HATS WHENEVER THEY
PASS A CHURCH.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM IS NOT SO PREVALENT AMONG YOUNGER CATHOLICS
BUT IT WAS AND IS STILL PRACTICED AMONG THE OLDER MEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Head
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Respect
SPEECH -- Religious

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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