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Strange Rules Of Etiquette From Around The World

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Something you normally do in your country may not mean the same thing in another country! Check out these strange rules of etiquette from all over the world.

A must for people who like or plan to travel, as you might offend people who live there without even know it!

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SO THATS WHY A GUY SNICKERED PAST ME WHEN I SMILED AT HIMWHEN I WAS IN KOREA HOLY SHIT I WISH I SAW THIS SOONER

I’m from greece & that part is 100% true.

The part about even number of flowers is valid in Kazakhstan, too.

I remember when I first moved to the US, a student blew her nose inside the classroom and I was like “…D:> Is everyone just gonna ignore the fact that she just blew her nose in front of us…” I noticed a lot of people did it so after a while I just figured it was normal here lol. I’m still uncomfortable with it though…

Using the index finger to call someone over in the Philippines is a surefire way to get punched in the face. Instead motion using the entire hand, with both the palm and the fingers facing down. It’s a “go away” gesture in most cultures, but carries the exact opposite meaning for Filipinos.

The tipping thing fucked me over in Korea

Yeah here in the uk the peace symbol with your palm facing towards you basically means fuck you. Back in the middle ages english shortbow archers would do this against the french to show they still had their middle and index fingers so they were still able to shoot their bows. Since if an english archer was caught the french would “cut off” the middle and index finger. So yes it does have a negative effect if it is not done the way winston churchill does with the palm facing away from you.

One of my coworkers, who happens to be from Iran, asked me how my food was while I had a mouthful, and so I gave him the thumbs up. He didn’t take it very well. And then explained to me that in his country it was like saying ‘Fuck you.’

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