Tuesday, November 14, 2006

List Of Faux Pas


Wiki has a huge list of Faux Pas from around the world...Some of them are really interesting...

From Japan: When beckoning someone with a hand gesture, hold you hand flat with your palm down, then flex your fingers towards the ground. To crook the finger(s) up in the air is considered obscene.

From China, Taiwan: Giving someone a knife as a gift is a faux pas, indicating that you mean them harm or you wish to kill them. Giving them even numbers of knives DOES NOT negate them.

From Bangladesh: Closing one's eyes during a meal is said to invite demonic possession of the hosts.

From Iraq: The "Thumbs Up" gesture is considered an offensive insult.

Wow, good there aren't any Americans over there! oh, wait..

Check out the whole list HERE.

(via Boing Boing)

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