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  Tamang Nose-Ring
by SumTingWong

In Nepal there are certain signs that physically separate men (no, not what you are thinking, hehe). This was always referred to as the Didi-Bahini Dai-Bhai difference. The nepali international sign for a woman is a nose ring and for men a mustache. Now, how may this affect travelers in Nepal, you may ask? Well, it is very difficult for a woman to grow a mustache; however, men with nose rings have been rising in popularity in the "west". A caution to men with nose rings, the Nepalese will think you are an ugly woman and will be very confused. So… if you are a guy with a nose ring recently back from Nepal and you’re wondering why people were giggling at you and giving you confused looks, that’s probably why.

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  • Written Jan 17, 2004
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