The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
DINNER COMPLIMENT (SYRIA)
THE HOSTESS IS PAID A COMPLIMENT BY HER GUESTS IF THEY "BELCH"
AFTER HAVING A DINNER. THIS "BELCH" SHOWS THE HOSTESS THAT THE
MEAL WAS VERY GOOD AND VERY SATISFYING.
Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR
Keyword(s): BELCHING POLITENESS
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank|
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Date learned: 03-25-1968