Cultural Differences Around the World

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In most Asian countries, it is considered rude to help yourself to food in another person’s home.  You should always ask.

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Don’t ask about someone’s occupation in Holland.  Their job is none of your business.

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If someone in the Middle East offers you food, it is insulting to decline.  And why would you?  Free food!

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In China, Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey and Japan blowing your nose in public is considered highly gross.

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In Rwanda and Japan you eat the meal where you bought it because walking on the street with food in your hand is considered rude.

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In South Korea, it is forbidden for men to go topless on a beach.

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Showing the soles of your feet is very insulting to Muslims, Hinduists and Buddhists, they are considered filthy.

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You may heard that you should leave your shoes outside in many Asian countries, but do you know it is also common in the Caribbean?

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While in many countries taking someone else’s beer is just a little rude, Norwegians consider this extremely rude.

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In Japan and China you are required to decline a couple of times when receiving a gift and accept in the end.

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You can’t eat all of your food if you are a dinner guest in China, Philippines, Thailand and Russia cause that means your host did not provide enough food and he is shamed.

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In Japan you shouldn’t wear flip flops or tracksuits outside.

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In France, Italy, Spain and Japan, if you ask for additional spices, you have just insulted the person who prepared your food.

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In most Asian countries, it is good manners not to open a present from someone until that someone has left and isn’t looking.

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People in South America take issue when American’s call themselves Americans or call their country America because they also consider themselves American.

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Showing your teeth while laughing is considered rude in Japan.

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In Germany being late, even a few minutes, is considered a serious insult.

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… while in Argentina it’s good to be late a bit.

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If you put your hand in your pocket in Turkey, it is seen as arrogant.

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In the Middle East, South America, west Africa, Russia and Greece, giving a thumbs up is as insulting as giving them the finger.

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In New Zealand, Holland, Scotland and Australia, you should sit in the front seat of a cab, otherwise you’re telling the driver you think you’re better than him.

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In Japan and South Korea, tipping is considered insulting.  Tipping someone is seen as giving them extra money because they’re not doing their job well enough so your paying them more to be better.

Finally, in Europe and most of North and South America… WAIT YOUR GODDAMN TURN IN LINE, YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!

 

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Jason Donner

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  • Shane

    I suppose I’d make a very rude guest in other countries then. Also, is that Justin Beiber? What’s he doing in a picture for a fact about men?

    • toxiceye

      HE DID IT. HE WENT THERE. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING PEOPLE.

  • Levrai Tristan

    As a french guy, a lot are wrong (and not only for France) 😉

  • rik

    “In China, Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey and Japan blowing your nose in public is considered highly gross” Thats right in China they simply pick their noses in public often consuming after.

  • so fkn inaccurate, check ur facts right. It’s not the thumbs up that’s insulting it’s a thumb between ur middle finger & the upper one.