Friday, February 23, 2007

imprecation


imprecation \im-prih-KAY-shuhn\, noun:1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.2. A curse.
In Japanese culture, standing your chopsticks up in a bowl of rice = cursing the ancestors of another (usually the chef, in this context).
It's not considered favorable by the recipient of such an act.
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