11 Bizarre Ways To Offend People Around The World

11 Bizarre Ways To Offend People Around The World
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Your simple thumbs-up can make the second person feel offended. Yes, you got it right.

If you are planning to visit any place, make sure that you do not displease the locals. It's better to know the basic etiquettes of that place. Here are some countries and their customs you will find totally strange. Knowing them will surely keep you safe from getting embarrassed while mixing with the new culture. 

1. Middle East - Thumbs-up is taken as insulting.

1. Middle East - Thumbs-up is taken as insulting.

Don't raise your thumb even you want to appreciate someone. In many Middle eastern countries like Iran, better to keep your thumbs down.

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2. United Kingdom - Women can not eat chocolates on public transport.

2. United Kingdom - Women can not eat chocolates on public transport.
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3. Japan - Never fill your own glass.

3. Japan - Never fill your own glass.
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They will fill your glass if you fill theirs. Otherwise, they feel offended.

4. Japan - If someone gives you a business card, handle it with care, do not put in the pocket.

4. Japan - If someone gives you a business card, handle it with care, do not put in the pocket.
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People feel offended.

5. Arab and Africa - Never give a compliment that their couch is pretty.

5. Arab and Africa - Never give a compliment that their couch is pretty.
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They feel that you need the couch and might offer you.

6. Islamic countries - Using left hand to eat is considered rude.

6. Islamic countries - Using left hand to eat is considered rude.
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7. Argentina - Be an hour late in dinner party.

7. Argentina - Be an hour late in dinner party.
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Being punctual makes you look greedy.

8. Western countries - Slurping is an ill-mannered act.

8. Western countries - Slurping is an ill-mannered act.
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But in Japan, it is considered good to enjoy your soup by slurping.

9. Korea - Smiling at a stranger is not good.

9. Korea - Smiling at a stranger is not good.
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People might feel that you are thinking them stupid.

10. Brazil and Turkey - Okay sign is very rude.

10. Brazil and Turkey - Okay sign is very rude.
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11. Philippines - Don't beckon others with your finger.

11. Philippines - Don't beckon others with your finger.
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This gesture is used only for dogs and is considered punishable.