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Re: Pronouns & sexual

From:Roger Mills <romiltz@...>
Date:Friday, February 27, 2009, 5:24
Sai wrote:
> <markjreed@...> wrote: > > No.  Rather, the left hand is dedicated to it.  And > is therefore > > regarded as unclean and not used for much of anything > else... > > Given that traditionally they had (and AFAIK rurally still > have) water > rather than paper (to clean your hand afterwards), this is > not all > that symbolic a taboo... >
Not to get too graphic, but (at least in Indonesia) one cleans oneself off with water, applied with the left hand; then presumably wash the left hand. Been there, done that, eeeeew :-(( But I don't know what they do in the deserts of Arabia etc. where there isn't a whole lotta water........... I read somewhere recently (in a discussion of modern Japanese toilets IIRC, which spray), that water, however applied, cleans the bottom much better than paper.