Burping

By Jess
@JJ4Ever (4696)
United States
January 14, 2008 3:47pm CST
In your culture and country, is burping considered a good thing or a bad thing? Is it welcome during meals? Is it considered a compliment to the one who cooked the meal? How do your family and friends feel about burping? Do you burp in public? Are you embarassed to burp when others can hear you? Do you think burping is funny? Do you have a loud burp or a quiet burp? Do you enjoy burping? Can you burp the alphabet?
5 responses
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 08
That reminds me of when I was at school I was doing Sociology and it was true in some cultures it was deemed rude NOT to burp, to burp was to thank the person who had cooked the meal. So I thought I'd try that when I got home and sure enough after I had eaten what mum had cooked for me I burped and when I got told off I explained to my parents that it was my way of thanking mum for an excellent meal, I don't think they saw the funny side at the time, least I tried!
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Had I been with you at that meal, I would've done the same. I really appreciate you sharing your experience. I got a nice laugh out of it! Burping in general just makes me laugh. One of my younger sisters who's now 14 has been developing this habit of burping so much so that she's getting really good at it! She's gotten some deep and "exotic" ones, if you know what I mean. My parents keep glaring at her when she does it, but that definitely doesn't stop her. Poor girl! Getting scolded for showing her appreciation for the food...lol. I think the true reason as to why she hasn't stopped is because it makes me laugh hysterically every time she does it. In turn, that encourages her to continue despite my parents' attempt to discipline her and stop the habit. I get a good chuckle out of it. Thanks for sharing, Wolfie!
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 08
My pleasure, I enjoyed your discussion because I was able to recall a memorable event in the past, sometimes discussions trigger off past events which until then we have all but forgotten about, yes I had a good laugh out of it, so thank you for making me smile and remember!
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
23 Jan 08
The pleasure is all mine! I'm glad I had the opportunity to make you smile. That's what myLot is all about. I find myself also responding to discussion that activate past memories. It's all about finding discussions we can all relate to and pouring our thoughts into them. We're only human, but it's neat to see how human we really are sometimes! All the best to you, my friend.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
15 Jan 08
in korea burfing is a bad thing esp.if older people was around..
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Korea sounds like the U.S. because it's pretty much the same way here unless we burp around our friends who don't really care. Burping contests are fun (even though I have no talent, personally) as long as you're around the right people. (LOL) I can't burp on command or anything, but I always laugh when people have good burps or when they accidentally burp loud around adults.
• South Korea
16 Jan 08
lol..
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@mummybec (685)
• Australia
14 Jan 08
It is supposed to be a compliement if you burp after eating a meal - it apparently shows your appreciation of the meal... so that is what we say especially if we burp straight after eating our meal :) I usually try to do it quietly though. hehehe as for burping the alphabet I probably could if I wanted to - I have never tried though :)
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
15 Jan 08
You're so talented! You'll have to let me know when you try to burp the alphabet so I can know how it goes. (LOL) I admire anyone who can do that, but normally it is polite to burp quietly if at all. I like that you are able to burp after a meal to show your appreciation for it. I think it should be considered a compliment also, but it all depends on your culture and your family in how you were raised. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your response!
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
14 Jan 08
i think burfing is not good if you never put cover in your mouth, some of people same when the person is burfing they are so blessed.
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I hate it when the mouth is opened and someone burps so loud! It's very rude like they didn't even try to control their body's functions. (LOL) Usually people will put their hand over their mouth as to excuse themselves for doing so, which is the proper way like you said. Thanks for your response!
@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jan 08
I really do not like people who belge loudly at any time. If I find myself having to it is really quiet and discreet. Men tend to do this more in public then laugh same as farts I suppose. I live in UK so there are no set rules but I do know that in some cultures it is actually polite to burp to show appreciation of food served
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Hi, Ellie! Your response actually contains the reason why I posted this discussion! I was hoping to get responses from all over the world, and I really appreciate your answer. I wanted to know which countries find it unacceptable, which don't really care, and which find it repulsive. I think it's disgusting sometimes; but other times, I think it's pretty funny. I guess it just depends on who does it and what kind of mood I'm in. (LOL) I know what you mean by guys doing that all the time. Belching is definitely NOT a way to get a girl's attention, though! I think you'd agree. Thanks for your response and keep up the good work!