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Some savoir-faires to know to avoid embarrassing experiences Did you know that in some parts of the world putting your hands on your hips is impolite The thumbs-up sign is downright offensive A wink is unacceptable 61558 In Australia its rude to wink at women 61558 In Brazil pulling down the lower lid of the right eye means that the listner doubts what you are saying 61558 In China point with an open hand and beckon or signal with the hand facing palm down To use a finger to point or beckon is rude 61558 In Hongkong only animals are beckoned with a finger To signal someone to come to you reach out palm down and flutter your finger 61558 In India grasping your ear means either honesty or Im sorry 61558 In Indonesia hands on hips while talking means that youre angry and is impolite Beckon with your palm down and your fingers moving in a swooping motion 61558 In Japan its unacceptable for 2 adults of the same sex to hold hands while walking together A smile can mean happiness anger embarrassment or sadness Its an insult to point at someone with 4 fingers spread and thumbs tucked in When someone compliments you respond by waving your hand back and forth in front of your face Because its considered impolite to show their teeth women cover their mouths when they laugh To make a promise 2 people hook their pinky fingers together 61558 In Korea its rude to blow your nose in front of people When talking to someone keep your hands in full view Its rude to keep your hands behind your back or in your pockets 61558 In Spain snapping the thumb and first finger together a few times is a form of applause If you think the person youre talking about is stingy tap your left elbow with your right hand If youve heard the story before put
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