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    Why is belching rude?

    I can understand flatulence being rude, as it produces an (often extremely vile) odor, plus the risk of sharting makes it a dangerous proposition in public anyhow. But unless you do it right in somebody's face, the humble burp doesn't smell like anything. It's just a normal biological noise with no side effects. Why not, I ask? Isn't objecting to burping just alimentary prudery?

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    If you weren't aware belching does tend to produce odours as well. They aren't as lasting as those from the worst farts, but they can be quite offensive.
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    people around me don't mind as long as an 'excuse me' follows the burp. or if it was a really loud, awesome one a round of laughter is also acceptable.

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    If you don't belch out the Gettysburg Address, then yes it is considered quite rude.

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    Why is belching rude?
    It's not.
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    Originally posted by KrazyHorse
    If you weren't aware belching does tend to produce odours as well. They aren't as lasting as those from the worst farts, but they can be quite offensive.
    Though I have virtually no sense of smell myself, I have indeed heard that this is true.

    Regardless, it's a natural bodily function. I don't see why it or farting should be considered rude.

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    For the same reason that I don't urinate on other people.
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    Originally posted by b etor
    people around me don't mind as long as an 'excuse me' follows the burp. or if it was a really loud, awesome one a round of laughter is also acceptable.
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    If you belch like my daughter, then I would have to go with rude. She can belch like a guy and rattle the windows. Husband sat her down with a three liter of Dr. Pepper and taught her how to burp with the best football players, she can hold her own. It's actually quite narley. She scared my grandaughter once.
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    Originally posted by KrazyHorse
    For the same reason that I don't urinate on other people.
    I thought urinating on students was part of your job discreption.

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    Originally posted by Tiamat
    If you belch like my daughter, then I would have to go with rude. She can belch like a guy and rattle the windows. Husband sat her down with a three liter of Dr. Pepper and taught her how to burp with the best football players, she can hold her own. It's actually quite narley. She scared my grandaughter once.
    that's how my old hockey team would burp. like men. we're pros.

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    If I had to guess, it's something to do with belching often being a symptom of greed (eating too much).

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    Burping is worse than farting, IMO.
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