Throughout Latin-influenced nations, the husband wears the wedding ring on the right hand, not the left (Wife’s is on the left). Seen it in places I’ve lived & worked as varied as the Philippines and El Salvador. Never saw it in Italy, for example, and most Americans are surprised to see me wear it that way. Seems specific to Spanish (as opposed to Roman, or “other”) Catholicism, if that is indeed a valid distinction.
What is the origin of this difference, and does it occur anywhere else ?
“Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
- T.Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow.