It is weird how this author, Horace Miner, can write normal American cultural things such as going to the dentist, the bathroom, and the hospital in descriptions we do not recognize them as. I did not even realize that Nacirema was American backwards until we went over it in class. Calling our medicinal practices “magic” threw me off because it’s all based off scientific fact. The way he described dentistry practices made it sound cringe worthy and made the bathroom seem like a holy place. I guess once you look at things as if you have never seen them before can open a whole new world of descriptions.


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