13 Examples of Good and Bad Manners Around the World


Clearing Your Plate

When dining in China, never force yourself to clear your plate out of politeness -- it would be very bad manners for your host not to keep refilling it. Instead, you should leave some food on your plate at each course as an acknowledgment of your host's generosity.

Manners that may be good in the United States may not be in other parts of the world. See the rest of our list to learn more.