“Dirty clothes are washed at home” is a common phrase used in Italy to warn someone not to reveal bad or unpleasant facts about his/her own family to others and to solve all problems and issues behind closed doors. But this phrase tell us more. It implies that everyone is able to understand a lot about a certain community by looking at its loose laundry. Where are clothes hanged? How colourful they are? How many pegs are used for each piece? Find the answers for such questions and you'll get an instant survey about the ethos of a people.