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Postby Yogi » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:32 pm

Do you spit in public? Apparently the people in Beijing do it - a lot. Now that the Olympics are going to be held there, it seems as if the government is going to train people not to be crude. And you thought Bush was invading your privacy?

"The Chinese government is teaching its people the polite way to spit. A university is showing students the right way to sit. Two years ahead of the 2008 Olympics, civic leaders in Beijing are on a drive to get the public to mind its manners."

SOURCE: http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fS ... Id=3140282
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Postby StVandal » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:33 pm

The first part isn't relevant, but the last half is. (quicktime video)
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Postby pilvikki » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:45 pm

spitting and then sitting pretty:
“Everyone knows how to walk, stand and sit. But we teach them how to do it in a standard way.”

That meant sitting, back straight, on the “front one-third” of a chair, she said, primly demonstrating.

“Women sit with their knees and feet together.

“Men may sit with their feet slightly apart.

“If you cross your legs, you keep the toe of your raised foot pointing downward

yeah right. and how's them human rights issues going for you?
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