Eating Your Auntie is Wrong
The World's Strangest Customs
By (author) Stephen Arnott
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Eating Your Auntie is Wrong by Stephen Arnott
Book DescriptionCrossing continents and centuries Stephen Arnott brings us invaluable information about all kinds of bizarre regional customs - from sexual practices to the received wisdom on cannibalism - that could save you from embarrassing local faux pas while travelling. Did you know that amongst the Tartars, relations of the bride and bridegroom would traditionally divide into two groups and fight each other until some had suffered bleeding wounds? It was thought that causing blood to flow in this way would ensure the couple had strong sons; or that in Hungary, a cure for infertility was to beat a barren woman with a stick? The stick having previously been used to separate mating dogs; or that amongst some Aboriginal tribes of New South Wales that men who had any contact with their mothers-in-law would suffer terrible hard luck? The threat was so great that married men even avoided looking in their mother-in-law's general direction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091892418
(154mm x 111mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Arnott
Peculiar Proverbs, Hardback (September 2007)
With chapters on husbands and wives, age, luck, wealth and many more, these sayings reveal about their countries of origin, and about human nature.
Sex, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Stephen Arnott
Aims to satisfy your lust for knowledge. This book covers: the history of sex, sex and religion, sexual customs of the world, the biology of sex, physiological curiosities, gay and lesbian sex, aphrodisiacs, sex and the animal kingdom, the great sex manuals, sex in literature, film and art, sex toys, masturbation, pornography, and more.
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Author Biography - Stephen Arnott
Stephen Arnott is the author of Now Wash Your Hands! a cultural history of the toilet, and The Languid Goat is Always Thin, a collection of the world's strangest proverbs and Sex: A User's Guide. Born in Jamaica, he currently lives in South London with his partner and daughter.
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