Famous People Rules: Culture Lessons
Cursing someone’s name
Proper etiquette is to try not to use a swear word in the same sentence as a person’s name when you are talking about someone where people can overhear it outside the home.
Before you are introduced or when you can not see the person using a swear word and a person’s name was considered a curse. Not a high level curse to the gods or a I curse you in the name of my father or the name of my mother for instance. It is considered temporary back luck and if a apology is offered there is no offense. If it is done in casual conversation you should ask if you can curse or not. Some families do not allow it and some don’t mind.
Religious or NOT?
Yes: The breath of life —> it’s In both low magic and high magic in some form all around the world as a folk belief and as a part of ceremonies. Very varied subject and is still used today in United States of America, California, Western and Mountain Culture.
Ex: She is mountain ugly <—extremely good looking and using it this way is so the gods do not get jealous. Confusing for sure if it is in public but privately that’s the usage — backwards/mountain witch talk is the local aphorism for doing this and it has a direct religious link that goes back thousands of years.
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When you have nothing courtesy matters, politeness matters. If you have nothing to physically give to someone else (food, water, shelter) you could at least give people respect and courtesy within your own countrymen and countrywomen. When all you had left to give was respect, dying right was all that mattered. Still to this day asking for permission to cut your hair and join the fighters was asking permission to possibly die. Is it worth a life is the question. Is it worth your son’s or daughter’s life? That’s the level of commitment we are talking about. If you lost your son or daughter in the fighting you did not have their protection or their help to feed the family.
An aphorism is a concise, terse, laconic, and/or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. They are often handed down by tradition from generation to generation.