We know there are cultural differences globally.  These days, these differences are even greater. Partly brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the distinctions in language, lifestyles, acceptable behavior, and lots more. Therefore, as marketers, it is important for us to understand what kinds of utterances and behavior fall into the impolite category. And then to discourage employees and other company representatives from utilizing them.

To begin, check out these two prior posts:


An Anecdotal Look at Cultural Differences Globally

We hope you find this discussion interesting and insightful. [Remember: The observations below are anecdotal, not necessarily representative.]

As Ryan Schocket reports for Buzzfeed:

On October 5, 2021, Reddit user u/youfoundmeyo asked people, “What are some of the things normal in your country but weird or rude outside in other countries?” I never knew a lot of these, and they’re super interesting to read.

This infographic shows several quotes. From the list of 14 cited by Schocket. Again, please remember these quotes represent self-reported opinions from a number of Reddit users. [Whose user names follow each quote.] To look at the comments on the other 7 countries, click here.

  • Australia
  • China
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Spain

Views of Selected Cultural Attributes by Country

An Anecdotal Look at Cultural Differences Globally

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