Times change, and with them and changing mores. What once was considered indecent, now seems perfectly normal, as well as the fact that in some countries is considered shameful and terrible in others - quite ordinary. Let's learn some new facts on this subject.
In the salons of the XIX century it was considered indecent for a man to invite a lady to dance more than 3 times. After the second dance he had to announce their engagement.
In the US, women still never "suggest marafet" in public. It is considered rude, as well as a look at the people in the mirror.
Gloves were once purely home accessories. Despite the fact that the gloves were a great many (sports, ballroom, hunting and special gloves lackeys) Wear gloves only at home, as the people doing it was considered indecent.
In 20-ies of XX century in Russian schools it was considered indecent to write correctly, because it was not a proletarian. For literacy could even write a denunciation.
The UK is considered indecent to knit in public. Although you can tell stories related to knitting. Incidentally, in the recent British knitting addicted men. Knitting has become the third after football and politics topic in bars and pubs.
In Bulgaria, for a long time it was considered unseemly for men to drink less than one and a half liters of wine a day. Wine in Bulgaria worth a penny, so that moderate drinking for a long time it was considered a sign of starkness.
During the Japanese tea ceremony it is considered improper to sit cross-legged. Pull your feet in toward the neighbor - is the height of familiarity. Therefore, participants in the ceremony are sitting on their own heels.
Incidentally, with regard to Russia, at the turn of XIX - XX centuries. It considered quite rude to purchase a summer residence (this concept already existed) plots of less than 10-12 "ar".
According to the rules of etiquette, which operated in the Russian boyars' estates, for all occasions, talking to someone, it was considered impolite to become half-turned to the man. Included in the living room lady ought not to be closely inspected from head to toe, since it can put a humble person, especially a woman, in the most awkward position, and deprive it of any self-control.
Thailand is considered indecent to touch ready interlocutor and patting him on the shoulder. It is considered to be tender, and public display of tenderness in Thailand - indecent.