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10 Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World

A friendly gesture in one country might be a highly insulting one in another. Here are 10 rude gestures that you'd better be sure you're using correctly before trying them out.

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  • 10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use Commas

    10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use Commas

    Commas are notoriously tricky punctuation marks, and with good reason. So how can you know if you're using them correctly? It comes down to one question: Is it essential? See more »

  • 10 Concert Etiquette Rules That 'Freebird' Guy Isn't Following

    10 Concert Etiquette Rules That 'Freebird' Guy Isn't Following

    We've all seen that guy. You know, the one screaming out song requests, heckling the band and shoving his way through the crowd. He's the worst! Luckily, he can get his act together by following the 10 commandments of concertgoing. See more »

  • 10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

    10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

    G. Gordon Liddy once observed that the trouble with conspiracies is people can't keep their mouths shut. He should know: He was part of one of the most notorious cover-ups in history. Which was it and what were the other nine? See more »

  • 10 Etiquette Rules Nobody Follows Anymore

    10 Etiquette Rules Nobody Follows Anymore

    It used to be considered tacky to wear white for your second wedding or to throw your own birthday party. While these things are now thankfully OK, other customs — like promptly RSVPing and not bragging about money — need to be revived. See more »

  • 10 Etiquette Rules That Are Good for Your Health

    10 Etiquette Rules That Are Good for Your Health

    We tend to think of etiquette rules as stuffy Victorian-era holdovers. Plenty of guidelines, however, not only help society run smoothly — they keep its members healthy! See more »

  • 10 Grocery Store Etiquette Rules

    10 Grocery Store Etiquette Rules

    Whether you're there to grab light bulbs or a dinner feast, the grocery store is full of opportunities to get a little lax with your social graces. Here are some guidelines to keep the process running smoothly. What are your grocery rules? See more »

  • 10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

    10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

    You may call your cousin a Luddite because he still plays CDs, but the word didn't originally mean someone who's a technophobe. What other historical words do people use incorrectly? See more »

  • 10 IKEA Etiquette Rules

    10 IKEA Etiquette Rules

    For the rule-loving (and germaphobic) people among us, IKEA can be a nightmare: Huge crowds, long lines and loud kids can make things seem chaotic. Help bring order to the madness by following our etiquette outline. See more »

  • 10 Laundromat Etiquette Rules

    10 Laundromat Etiquette Rules

    You toss your clothes and detergent in, let the cycle run and then pop that laundry in the dryer. Easy peasy. But there are some nuances to laundromat manners you may not be privy to. See more »

  • 10 Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World

    10 Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World

    A friendly gesture in one country might be a highly insulting one in another. Here are 10 rude gestures that you'd better be sure you're using correctly before trying them out. See more »

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