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A B5 discussion question:

Why do you suppose the custom is to go barefoot at a Centauri Ascension Day celebration?
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Probably because boots are a good place to hide knives *g*.

The 'hands of friendship' gesture borrowed from the Romans is, like our handshake, a weapons check that evolved into a custom. The no shoes rule probably has similar roots.

And you know, I bet G'Kar *did* have a dagger on him at Londo's Ascension Day celebration, just as a matter of principle ...

What she said.

And you bet he did.*g*
Well, of course the emperor is the only one who gets to wear shoes, and with everyone else walking barefoot, he can step on their toes very easily (and painfully) to remind them of who's the boss.

;p

What they said

*nods* Better ideas than mine, which was "huh. Good question". :)

Oh, and Muffinmonster, your icon cracks me up.

Re: What they said

Thank you! *L*