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20 Common American Behaviors That Are Considered Rude Elsewhere Around the World

20 Common American Behaviors That Are Considered Rude Elsewhere Around the World

In fact, many behaviors that would be considered innocuous—or even polite—where you’re from might raise (or sternly lower) eyebrows in other parts of the world. With that in mind, here are 20 behaviors that are widely viewed as acceptable in the United States but considered rude in other corners of the globe. Putting Your Hands in Your Pockets While Speakingbezov/iStock via Getty ImagesWhat’s considered a go-to move for socially awkward guys and gals throughout America is actually considered disrespectful in quite a few countries. Lest we forget, he started off as a socially awkward American guy himself once upon a time. Wearing Shoes Indoorsalvarez/E+ via Getty ImagesIn many households throughout Asia (and lots of European households, too), it’s considered rude to wear shoes indoors.

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