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10 Ways To Offend People In Other Countries

Planning a summer vacation? Try not to offend the locals.

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MCMXCIII
Male, 18-29, Asia
 354 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 12:52:20 AM
@chick: "to imitate a pig in a feeding trough?"
Culture difference is all. You resemble a pig at a feeding trough in other ways in other culture.

cyberxed2002
Male, 18-29, Asia
 8 Posts
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:46:37 AM
LOL ^_^

The #1 is not true.

Can be arrested. LOL ^_^ Not true...

BTW I'm from Philippines

chickiesue86
Male, 70 & Over, Canada
 273 Posts
Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:47:56 AM
so in japan it is polite to imitate a pig at a feeding trough?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4609 Posts
Saturday, June 9, 2012 9:10:40 AM
If people are offended by a smile, the hell with 'em.

BTW, according to Desmond Morris in his book `Gestures` the thumb-bite gesture (as in R&J) has been argued to have originated in the 12th century when the citizens of Milan rebelled and expelled the wife of Barbarossa by tieing her to a mule facing backwards. The Emperor captured the city and brough the mule along.

The principle citizens were brought before him with nooses round their necks and a fig was inserted in the mules arse. If they wanted to live they had to pluck it out with their teeth. Those who did were known as `fig-pluckers` and permanently dishonoured.

Morris considers this unproven but possible. The `fig` gesture was already long established as a general `up yours` but after the 12th century became a more specific gesture indicating cowardice and dishonour.

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1029 Posts
Saturday, June 9, 2012 7:26:17 AM
what's that about "other countries" -- half the examples are from japan! silly japanese.

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