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Old 12-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #21
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How is it courteous to debase yourself in front of others?


Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #22
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The point is that it's considered a courtesy.


I understand you're point, but i have to disagree.
It's the same as when black people had to refer to whites during segregation as "Sir" and "Ma'am" even if they were children and the blacks fully grown (Racial Ediquette). Even though it is considered courtesy and polite, it implies that the own doing it is below, unequal to the one that they are doing it to. Shaking someones hands is a sign of equality and respect for each other, bowing is a sign of submission to a "better" person.


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Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.


Everything but the dip I would do, unless she dipped her head as well

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #23
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Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.


I nod my head at every living sod I see. If you call that bowing then why the hell is there a thread about this?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #24
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I nod my head at every living sod I see. If you call that bowing then why the hell is there a thread about this?


I don't know. Ask TS.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #26
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i'd suck every queens' vags even if they didn't ask for it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #27
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I'd bow out of sympathy.

Its like bringing your senile grandpa his favorite rock candy every saturday when you meet him but the best he can do with your token is to drool over it and roughly volley it across his parched throat before someone has to help clear his gullet so that he does not choke to death.

I'd bow, emblematically.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #28
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Just for fun and as a sign of respect. I assume it would be rude for me not to in the scenario that I'm before royalty. I wouldn't mean anything by it, but it'd be fun to play along.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #29
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wouldnt bow and wouldnt suck obamas bbc.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #30
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I would suck Obama's dick just so i get to tell everyone i sucked his dick.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #31
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #32
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and badfish, saying bless you doesn't imply that you are below them. Bowing to someone implies that you are below them as humans. I'm not below anyone, and neither is anyone else.


You're reading too much into it, it is a custom. You are not literally showing them that they are better than you or anything like that.
As for whether they deserve to be bowed to that's up to each individual. However, the royal family does do a hell of a lot of charity work. I don't think that we need the royal family nor do I agree with much of what they've done. However, since it is a custom I would bow.

If you wanna feel like a big shot idealist that won't bow to the powers that be then please go right ahead because I really could care less.

Stop reading into things so much that every topic becomes a them vs. us issue.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #33
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While I agree with your sentiment, OP, the main reason I would not is most likely because I wouldn't know when or how to. We're not accustomed to bowing much in the States.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #34
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i dont give a **** about bowing

nor do i give a **** about royalty

i dont know the answer to your question

if royalty asked me to bow for them i would.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #35
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Just for fun and as a sign of respect. I assume it would be rude for me not to in the scenario that I'm before royalty. I wouldn't mean anything by it, but it'd be fun to play along.

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I say sure why not?
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #36
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I say sure why not?


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Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #37
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #38
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Bowing to someone implies that you are below them as humans.



Many Asian cultures would disagree with that.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #39
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #40
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id do it and if thye didnt bow as well id be like"your turn"


jokignly of course

but then again if i was born 400 years ago id be put to death becasue i cant hold my tongue
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