Friday, 24 July 2009

Random Turkish Fact #4

Turks consider it rude to blow your nose in company. They will take themselves off to a secluded spot to clear their trunks. A good old British raspberry into a hankerchief at the dinner table is met with glares of disdain. Be warned.

4 comments:

the UNchecked other said...

But what if you have crutches? Are you expected to hobble into the next room?

Anonymous said...

Turks would also consider the use of a handkerchief to be disgusting, carrying ones snot around in your pocket is not consider to be clean.

toodlepip said...

Just got back from Beijing where it's much the same. Although it's fine to honk up a nice wedge of phlegm and spit it onto the street.

Francesca Maggi said...

...I don't think it's just Turks who consider snot rags in your breast pocket the most fabulous of practices in 'civil societies'.
As for me, I side with the Indians.