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Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:05pm On Oct 23, 2016
Sniffling

In some countries, like Japan, sniffing is acceptable, while blowing your nose is frowned upon. In many western countries, this would be reversed.

http://list25.com/25-astonishing-socially-acceptable-behaviors-from-around-the-world/5/

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Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:08pm On Oct 23, 2016
Not inviting everyone

In South America, Asia, and Africa, if you’re holding a party, even the bus driver gets an invite. In Europe and North America, this would be strange.

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Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:09pm On Oct 23, 2016
unclothedness


In Finland, being naked in a tiny sauna with strangers is perfectly acceptable, while making conversation at the bus stop is strange. In many other places, this would be the other way around.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:11pm On Oct 23, 2016
Asking age

In South Korea, one of the first things you would ask somebody (even a woman) is their age. This is so that you know how to formally speak with them.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:12pm On Oct 23, 2016
Giving wine to kids

Welcome to southern Europe. Alcohol doesn’t have the same negative stigma in many countries as it does in the US. Having a beer on your lunch break is also normal, while in places like the US, it could get you in big trouble if your boss finds out and is seen as an alcoholic tendency.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:13pm On Oct 23, 2016
Living with parents

In many non-western cultures (and southern Europe) it is normal to live with your parents for your entire life. Up until marriage they support you, and after marriage you support them.

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Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:15pm On Oct 23, 2016
Calling the police on your neighbors about petty issues rather than confronting them first

In Switzerland this is the norm. Too loud past 10pm? Expect a visit from the police

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:16pm On Oct 23, 2016
Leaving your baby outside in its carriage while you sip on some coffee in the cafe

Although this freaks foreigners out, apparently nobody steals babies in Denmark.

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Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:17pm On Oct 23, 2016
Guys holding hands

This is normal in Arabic culture and isn’t related to their sexuality. In many Western places, this only happens if people are in a romantic relationship.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:19pm On Oct 23, 2016
Thanking the driver when getting off the bus

In Ireland, this is so ingrained that when they added a second door for people to leave through, they still only used the front door

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:20pm On Oct 23, 2016
Throwing litter on the floor

In Spanish pubs, for example, this is how they do it.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:21pm On Oct 23, 2016
Calling your waiter with a kissing noise

In countries like Burma, this is how you do it

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:24pm On Oct 23, 2016
Taking a siesta

In southern Europe, you can expect nearly everything to close down for a few hours around noon.

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by RoyalBlak007: 6:25pm On Oct 23, 2016
Slurping

In parts of Asia, if you don’t slurp, the food wasn’t good

Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by Loyalblak007(f): 6:40pm On Oct 23, 2016
Geez!

Nice one tweenie cheesy smiley
Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by Loyalblak007(f): 6:41pm On Oct 23, 2016
RoyalBlak007:
Leaving your baby outside in its carriage while you sip on some coffee in the cafe

Although this freaks foreigners out, apparently nobody steals babies in Denmark.

Not in Nigeria oh
Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by FvckShiT(m): 7:28pm On Oct 23, 2016
Fūcking hilarious


cheesy
Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by borntosuccess(m): 5:27am On Oct 24, 2016
wow

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Re: Astonishing Socially Acceptable Behaviors From Around The World by Nobody: 9:30am On Oct 24, 2016
Corruption

Stealing is not corruption in Nigeria. In many other places, this would be the other way round.

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