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    Default What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    Different to other Buddha worshippers's pattern showing great respects to Buddhas, Tibetan worshippers would lie face down on the ground on their bellies. What do you guys call this pattern of kowtow? See the pic:

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    Default Re: What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    To lie prostrate on one's stomach; to kowtow fully; to plank (if not done for reasons of respect, especially in Australia)... ;)

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    Default Re: What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    To lie prostrate on one's stomach; to kowtow fully; to plank (if not done for reasons of respect, especially in Australia)... ;)
    That's right, it's "prostrating oneself".
    (Your allusion to planking in Aus has gone right over my head)

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    Default Re: What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    (Your allusion to planking in Aus has gone right over my head)
    I think the current fad of "planking" (taking a photo of yourself in random and sometimes very dangerous locations while being in the "plank" position) started in Australia. It has resulted in several deaths all for the sake of some unamusing photographs.
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    Default Re: What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think the current fad of "planking" (taking a photo of yourself in random and sometimes very dangerous locations while being in the "plank" position) started in Australia. It has resulted in several deaths all for the sake of some unamusing photographs.
    I know about planking. I didn't know it started here though. Your link suggests otherwise.

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    Default Re: What do native English speakers call this: Tibetan kowtow pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I know about planking. I didn't know it started here though. Your link suggests otherwise.
    Hmm, interesting. Apologies for not reading the full Wiki entry before linking to it. I was only basing it on the fact that when I saw a story about planking on the news here in the UK, the report said that it had originated in Australia.
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