â€¢ Blowing your nose in public. (Ecuador and Venezuela)
â€¢ Pointing with your index finger. (Venezulea)
â€¢ Touching the head, shoulders or back of an older person.
â€¢ Neglecting to leave your shoes at the threshold with the toes pointing outside the door.
â€¢ Slapping, patting or putting your arm about someoneâ€™s shoulders. (China)
â€¢ Handing over cash using only one hand or dropping it into someoneâ€™s hand is seen as charity, and that is rude.
â€¢ Kissing a significant other in front of parents or other elders. (India)
â€¢ Turning your fist sideways and slapping the top with an open palm is the equivalent of the finger, as is closing your fist and sticking your thumb between your index and middle fingers. (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia)
â€¢ Not covering your mouth when you yawn.
â€¢ Using your index finger to tell someone to â€œcome here.â€ (Japan)
â€¢ Putting a business card in your back pocket. (Japan)
â€¢ Tipping. (Japan)
â€¢ Touching someone’s head (Thailand)
â€¢ Shaking hands while wearing gloves.
Australia and New Zealand
â€¢ Putting money on the counter rather than in someoneâ€™s hand.
â€¢ Itâ€™s rude for men to sit in the back of a taxi; sit next to the driver.
Are any of these dead wrong (go easy on me, I got them from the Internet late last night!)? Got some to add? Do it!
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