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Rain Man
01-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Thanks to banyon for sending me this link a while back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_faux_pas

Which of the faux pas behaviors are you likely to exhibit whilst interacting with people from other countries?

Poll forthcoming, though I recognize that it's rude to ask people's opinions in North Korea, Iran, and parts of the Ukraine.

siberian khatru
01-31-2007, 09:11 PM
I can't imagine being a bigger oaf than I already am in THIS country.

stevieray
01-31-2007, 09:20 PM
I can't imagine being a bigger oaf than I already am in THIS country.


ditto

banyon
01-31-2007, 09:24 PM
Turning down a drink from a Nicaraguan

I have no problems complying with this cultural norm. :toast:

Rain Man
01-31-2007, 09:26 PM
My most likely faux pas would be wearing tube socks in front of a European. I think I've done that a lot.

Otter
01-31-2007, 09:47 PM
For a shorter list I'll provide a list of actions that I probably wouldn't do:

Nodding your head vigorously to a Greek

and

Not saying hello to a Ghanian baby when you visit

It would really suck if a beautiful Greek woman said "do you want to get naked" and your first reaction was to nod vigorously.

Why would I say hi to a baby? A tickle or a pickup and quick belly fart maybe but where is "hello" going to lead?