We all know of a few hand gestures that are definitely considered “offensive”, but across cultures and countries, there are many divides and differences that make us unique, including what each different set of people find offensive.
This infographic, brought to you by Hotel Contract Beds, can help you to avoid getting in to a tricky situation next time you’re abroad or encounter someone from one of these places here at home too. Also, if you do actually want to offend someone (not that we recommend that) consider this a guide to making sure that your gesture is culturally specific. If your goal is to piss people off, you might as well do it in a way that makes sense to them, so that you at least show a bit of cultural sensitivity..
Full Size: 18 Offensive Hand Gestures From Around The World Infographic