Query: Spitting in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
Jan Ivarsson TransEdit
jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Sat Mar 1 09:15:25 UTC 2003
In Sweden, fishermen always spit on the baited hook for good luck.
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From: "Gerald Cohen" <gcohen at UMR.EDU>
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Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 4:23 AM
Subject: [ADS-L] Query: Spitting in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
> Today a few of my students asked me about the movie "My Big Fat
> Greek Wedding." In one scene everyone pretended to spit on the bride
> as she walked by. Later a grandmother spat (or pretended to spit) on
> her grandson for good luck as he went off to play soccer.
> Would anyone know the origin of this custom?
> Gerald Cohen
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