24 American customs that are considered offensive in other countries

When traveling abroad, it’s easy not to think twice about behaving just as you would at home. However, not all American gestures and customs are acceptable abroad: some are considered offensive and will not only out you as a tourist, but could even get you in a bit of trouble.

Inspired by this Quora thread, we’ve rounded up some of the most common American customs that are seen as offensive elsewhere.

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