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캣 Kat T

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2021.02.23 19:10
American Culture Post
For this post, I though I would share some things that are considered rude to Americans, that way if you are planning on traveling here you don’t accidentally offend someone. Of course, these may vary by person but in general, many Americans would find the actions listed below very rude.
•staring at someone
•pointing at someone
•not saying sorry if you bump into someone
•not saying sorry if you are in someone’s way
• invading someone’s personal space
•not saying please and thank you
•talking about money
•not tipping
•smoking indoors or near people
•commenting on someone’s appearance in a negative way
•not shaking someone’s hand if they offer it to you ( if you can’t shake hands or feel uncomfortable doing so, simply say that and it will be okay)
•avoiding eye contact (this is a really big one)
•if someone asks “how are you”, it’s rude to not ask them after you respond
• if someone says good morning, good afternoon, good evening, or good night, you would typically respond back by saying good morning, afternoons,evening, or night as well
• if someone tells you about something bad that happened to them, we usually would say “I’m sorry” to be polite. It doesn’t mean that we had anything to do with the situation, more that we are expressing sadness that the situation happened
•usually when we make eye contact with a stranger we either give them a small smile or maybe say good morning ( or afternoon, evening, night. It depend on the time of day)
•Americans make a lot of small talk. Not engaging in small talk or being dismissive may be seen as rude
•eating with your mouth open
• and finally, not saying excuse me when trying to get by someone
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  • Marc Mackie 2021.02.23 19:44

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    I am learning English and this information was something I wanted to know! Thank you very much for your time and for sharing this information I was delighted to know! btw I can help you with Spanish if you wish to learn it
  • Lydia 2021.02.23 19:48

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    Really helpful, thanks for sharing! I'm afraid that handshake tradition is becoming obsolescent during pandemic, though... 😔
  • anna 2021.02.23 19:48

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    The art of small talks is something one should definitely learn! 😊
  • Brendan 2021.02.23 19:50

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    Pretty much the exact same in Canada. That’s a very comprehensive list 👍
  • 黒霧島 2021.02.23 19:54

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    Unless you’re in NYC
  • 한국아저씨 2021.02.23 21:03

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    @黒霧島 hahaha right lol
  • Steve88 2021.02.24 02:43

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    Staring and avoiding eye contact at the same time hmmmm 😐 vs 😔
  • William Shang 2021.02.24 06:37

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    This is a big help. Thank you for sharing
  • Samuel 2021.02.24 08:31

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    Thanks a lot, your post are always useful
  • Alex 2021.02.25 16:06

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    Thank you
  • Lord of meme 2021.03.02 22:31

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm this post is way gooood
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:21

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    @Marc Mackie glad that I could help :)
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:21

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    @Lydia I do think that may be true, unfortunately :((
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:22

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    @anna for sure, it’s very big in American culture :)
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:22

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    @Brendan I’m slowly finding out that Canada is more like America than I thought🤣
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:22

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    @黒霧島 lol, very true
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:23

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    @Steve88 it does sound a little confusing doesn’t it ㅋㅋㅋ
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:24

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    @William Shang of course :)
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:24

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    @Samuel thank you, glad to help 😊
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:24

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    @Alex Of course :)
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 05:24

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    @Lord of meme thank you 😊😊
  • Brendan 2021.03.03 05:50

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    @캣 Kat T Yes! I think we are very similar. One thing I do tend to really notice is that Americans seem to move between the states a lot more than Canadians do between our provinces.
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.03.03 06:09

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    @Brendan oh really? Maybe Canadians are more connected to provinces than Americans are to our states?🧐
  • HT User404605 2021.03.24 13:48

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    这个还真是受教了,谢谢!

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