Culture, from the latin "to cultivate", references both the combined experience of a population and the works created by them. Thus culture is ultimately a combination of societal mores and taboos, historical memory, attitudes, and a people's contributions to literature, stagecraft, painting, ...

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Were Uncles referred to by surname in Victorian England?

Merry Christmas, everybody! And speaking of Christmas ... In Charles Dickens' novelette, A Christmas Carol, the main character Ebeneezer Scrooge is referred to several times by others as "Uncle ...
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When did chewing with one's mouth open become unacceptable in the West?

What is the historical development for the practice of chewing with one's mouth closed in the West? Did it develop first in the West and was disseminated or did it develop elsewhere? Why does it seem ...